save money at christmas - part 1

Thrifty Christmas

Save Money at Christmas, Part One: The Magic Number

Oh, don’t look at me like that: I know it’s still September, and I’m not about to go Christmas crazy on you. But let’s face it, before you know it we are all going to be drowning in everything tinselly. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 September 29, 2012

santas grotto hamleys

Thrifty Christmas

Would you pay £55 for Santa’s Grotto?

When I was a child, I thought Hamleys was a magical place. However this giant toy store at Christmas is my idea of hell: so crowded it resembles a rush hour tube carriage, but spread over several floors of a … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 September 26, 2012

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Thrifty Christmas

Happy Thrifty Christmas!

Well, it’s a funny old Christmas here. If you are wondering why I’ve been a little quiet in recent weeks, it’s because Thrifty Baby’s arrival is imminent… late, in fact. This also meant that a few weeks ago it dawned … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 December 24, 2011

Competitions, Thrifty Christmas

COMPETITION: Win a £100 Tesco voucher!

I don’t want to scare you, but December is NEXT WEEK. So this competition is perfect timing, isn’t it? The winner will receive a £100 Tesco gift voucher, which can be spent on presents, slap-up food… whatever you want. The … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty427 November 25, 2011

Thrifty Christmas

Getting organised for Christmas – yep, it’s that time of year!

Tesco Magazine recently asked me to compile a few top tips about getting organised for Christmas sooner, rather than later. You can find the feature here. There is nothing I like more than a good list. So in the main, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 November 7, 2011

new miss thrifty design

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Did I make you jump?

Yes: the new look has finally been unveiled! Back in January I cast three New Year’s resolutions. One of them was a blog makeover – and thanks to the talented Gary at, I’ve squeezed under the bar with just … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 December 21, 2010

Thrifty Christmas

10 Stephen King hardbacks for £8

Yes: this box of brand new Stephen King hardback editions costs just £8.00, including postage. With Christmas looming, I’ll be featuring a variety of gift ideas over the coming weeks – and this book deal from Books Direct Bargains seemed … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 November 25, 2010

Thrifty Christmas, Thrifty Home

Growing Brussels sprouts for Christmas

I hope that you are all having a great Christmas break. Right now I am having a fine ol’ time sitting on my bottom, pushing Turkish Delight into my face and watching telly, so this is just a quick post … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 December 28, 2009

Thrifty Christmas

InvisibleHand will slash £££ from your Christmas shopping

InvisibleHand is a great new tool for online shopping. In a nutshell, it ensures that you get the best possible price for your chosen item. I have been testing it out for the past few days, and I’m pleased with … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 December 15, 2009

Thrifty Christmas

SIMPLE PLEASURES: surprise advent calendar

A couple of years ago we couldn’t find our trusty box of Christmas decorations. The box was stuffed in a remote corner of our loft, which isn’t boarded and is filled with all kinds of rubbish; trying to retrieve anything … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 December 14, 2009

Thrifty Christmas

Thrifty Christmas Fairy: all the best deals & discounts

Hello! I’m your Thrifty Christmas Fairy, 2009 model. Struggling to keep track of all those slashed prices ahead of Christmas? Rest assured that this lil’ thrifty blog is at your service! You’ll find a list of all the current sales … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 December 8, 2009

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Get your digital photos printed for free

Would you like some free photos? Miss Thrifty reader Amy pointed me in the direction of a website called Free Photo Printing – 455 Free Photo Prints, which does what it says on the tin. Many of the photo developers … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 November 16, 2009

Thrifty Christmas, Thrifty Food


Christmas was a dizzying whirl of visits to relatives and friends in various parts of the South East, and I’m still disorientated. Seriously; I spent this afternoon working while feeling ever so virtuous for beavering away on a Saturday. It … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 January 2, 2009

Thrifty Christmas

A Christmas Cracker of a Tip

The Times has published its top 12 money-saving tips for Christmas. It’s as wickedy-wack as one would expect; I know I’m mean about these well-intentioned broadsheet round-ups, but come on! This time around, the top frugal tips include wrapping presents … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 December 22, 2008

Thrifty Christmas

FRIDAY BARGAINS: Christmas sale hotlist

Despite my avowed intention to keep up with all the UK Christmas bargains, sales, deals and discounts, I’ll admit that it has been hard going. Right now is there any store that is still selling its wares at full price? … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 December 19, 2008

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Credit Crunch Christmas songs

Forget Alexandra Burke and Leona Lewis; YouTube is a veritable hotbed of credit crunch-themed Christmas tunes right now. Here are two of my favourites:   Credit Crunch Christmas – Tarquin Britten and the City Boyz  

Miss Thrifty0 December 15, 2008