Christmas Countdown: Ten Top Deals, 02/12/12

Miss Thrifty3 December 2, 2012

christmas deals & discounts Another week, another bevy of discounts, offers and other top-notch deals for all of us seeking to fill those Christmas stockings with lots of lovely treats, while minimising the damage to our bank accounts…

This week, I have been shopping for bargain Christmas presents in the following places:

THE WORKS: the discount bookstore chain (which also sells online, for those who don’t have a shop close by) has some good stock in at the moment. If you are buying for any foodies, it should be your first stop: this year they have loads of those lovely glossy, hardback cookery books, all at bargain prices. You can find the full selection here, but here’s a sample:

cheap cookery books

There are multi-buy offers on, too – and if you buy online today (sorry about the short notice), you can also get 20% off at the checkout by entering the code AFPR4.


QUIDCO. If you are a member of this cashback website, like I am, you’ll already know that you can get money paid directly into your bank account every time you shop online at some of the UK’s most popular retailers. All you have to do, once you have signed up, is to go to the Quidco website and click through to the retailer from there. The rest happens automatically. The savings tend to be small, but they add up – especially when you combine the cashback deals with voucher codes. Current offers include:

matalan discount code

  homebase discount code

oasis discount code

As you can see, the Quidco deals are fairly fast-moving. At the time of writing, there are also good voucher & cashback offers for M&S, Debenhams and House of Fraser, but I haven’t included those here as they expire today.

Update, Monday 03/12/12: A couple of good Quidco deals have just gone live:

halfords discount code

pc world discount code

So, where else can you find good bargains this week?



The Early Learning Centre has 25% off all toys when you shop online. Just enter the code SANTA25 at the checkout. Discount expires Wednesday 05/12/12. Apparently, if you shop instore you can quote the discount to the sales staff to get it deducted at the till.



Get 20% off at buyagift, when you enter the code VC20 at checkout. Expires 10/12/2012. Choose from adult and junior driving experiences, spa days, indoor skydiving and more. Right now a bunch of the experience days are on special offer, with discounts of up to 70%, and they can all be found here.



Phase Eight has some beautiful dresses on sale, with discounts of up to 70%.

For men, you can get 25% off at Burton, when you enter the code  FF25AF at the checkout.



The online Body Shop deals I posted last time have proved popular, so here’s the up-to-date batch:

  • £10 off any £20 spend, with the code SAVOO2040. Expires 03/12/12, so get in quick with this one.
  • 50% off any single purchase. Enter the code  CHRISTMAS at checkout. Expires 09/12/12.
  • If you are a new customer, you’ll get a 25% discount code emailed to your inbox when you sign up.

At Lloyds Pharmacy online, all perfumes have 25% off. There are 336 perfumes on the site, so whatever you’re looking for, it’s probably there…


At Ryman, save £12 on all orders of £25 or more, with the discount code 12OFF25SAVOO. There are lots of gifts on the Ryman website, alongside the Christmas wrappings and stationery. Expires 08/12/12. If you spend £30 or more, you get free next day delivery.


 Happy thrifty shopping!

P.S. Yes, I know there are more than 10 deals here. Keep checking in, because I am adding to them, as the discounts trickle in.

Image credit: George Eastman House.

Did you enjoy this post?

Free Daily Digest

3 Responses to “Christmas Countdown: Ten Top Deals, 02/12/12

Jenni says:

I highly recommend the cupcake book! I bake a lot and the basic recipe in this book for cupcakes and buttercream are my to to recipes everytime as they produce the best tasting cakes!!

December 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Miss Thrifty says:

I was eyeing that one up in The Works yesterday! Loads of great cookery books on the shelves there this year – spoilt for choice, really.

December 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

We definitely recommend getting siblings experience days for xmas like the Supercar Driving Thrill package! Remember there’s other voucher code sites such as ours you can go to too!

December 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Leave a reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *