Don’t write off UK Woolworths just because it has gone into administration. I was in there today, kicking off my Christmas shopping. Although there are no big SALE signs up, there are plenty of good deals to be had. There are lots of reduced items across the store, including electronics, books and toys. The place was practically deserted; don’t miss out on the bargains!
I ended up buying half-a-dozen amaryllis kits: the pot, bulb and compost, all boxed up and ready to go. They were reduced to £3.50 apiece and had also been put on a 3-for-2 offer, so I got six boxes for £14. I like amaryllis plants: they grow so tall and the flowers are enormous. I bought a couple of hardback books for my mum and aunt, and some more gardening stuff for my Frugal Grandma. All of these will make good openers on Christmas Day.
We have set a strict budget for Christmas shopping this year: £300, all in. It covers parents, grandparents, siblings, parents’ new partners and an aunt and uncle. I don’t like shopping, but I think I’m off to a good start.
In other news, Marks & Spencer is holding another one-off sale day tomorrow (Thursday 4 December), with 20 per cent off. You probably know about this already but I wanted to point out that, if you can’t make it to a M&S store, the discount also applies to everything on the M&S website.
Also, I am continuing to update my Christmas Fairy’s thrifty hotlist, so keep checking it out for details of all the latest sales and deals.