COMPETITION: Win a £100 Tesco voucher!

Miss Thrifty427 November 25, 2011

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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 competition is to celebrate the launch of Tesco Magazine online’s Christmas Gift Guide. This year is the first time that Tesco has created its Christmas Gift Guide exclusively online. Not only does it include gift ideas for all the family, but it also has how-to videos with wrapping tips, along with practical tips and ideas on everything from party hair and make-up to decorating the Christmas tree. If you see something you like, you can buy it there and then.

How To Enter:

Earlier this month, I compiled some of my top thrifty Christmas tips for Tesco Magazine online. Now I want to know what your top thrifty tip for Christmas is! It could be an trusty old favourite, or it could be wholly original. Let’s hear it!

To enter the competition, leave your top thrifty Christmas tip in the comments below.

Closing date: 10 am GMT on Friday 2 December 2011.

One entry per person. To be eligible, entrants must be UK-based and aged 18 or over. As usual, a winner will be selected at random from the comments section, using the Online Number Generator.

BONUS ENTRY: If you follow Miss Thrifty on Facebook, you can enter a second time. The question is the same; leave your thrifty Christmas tip below the Facebook post about this comp.

Good luck!

P.S. If you win the £100 voucher and you would like to spend it online, Tesco’s last order date before Christmas is before 3pm on Thursday 22 December for Express Delivery of small items, and Tuesday 20 December for large items (furniture, kitchen appliances etc).

P.P.S. If you are on Twitter, follow @tescomagazine for more chances to win gift vouchers and goodies for Christmas

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427 Responses to “COMPETITION: Win a £100 Tesco voucher!

Sarah Parker says:

buy cards and christmas paper in January

December 2, 2011 at 7:11 am

Justin Parker says:

buy christmas gifts through out the year

December 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

annette hanley says:

This year we are making lots of gifts.I bought cellaphene bags and ribbon and we are making christmas cookies and cupcakes.I visit value shops to buy cake decorations etc much cheaper then buying from the supermarket.I also get my flour , dreid fruit etc from the supermarkets value range.

December 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

Make your own decorations!
Use salt dough to make models of snowmen or to make stars and such for the tree, really cheap to make and they look fab painted.
Go retro and make paper chains, again they look fab if you use shiny coloured card or some glitter.
Try making your own tree topper too, from card, glitter and bits of scrap fabric or make snowflakes to hang from things or to put in the window from card or paper.

December 2, 2011 at 9:41 am

Amanda Robertson says:

buy as much ‘christmassy’ food as you can before the big day and freeze it. Meats and sprouts for example are always cheaper before December, and you can even prepare it all to save you time on the day.

December 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

Rebecca Low says:

Hi all being lucky to have such a large family and so many friends is lovely its always hectic at christmas but after my 3rd child arrived the cost at christmas started to weigh me down. So 7 years ago i decided to change the way i brought at christmas! First i brought supermarkets own brand on the tinned steamed puddings the tins are such high standard having to store food that i have baked with these tins for years! They cost around 0.50pence each the kids love eating them and then wash them up (remembering to only open one end) and you have perfect little 4/5 inch cake tins. I would then make my batch of fruit cakes and decorate them last week in december. I would during the months look out for deals on wines and buy a large box of chocolates thornton’s sometimes. I would then make hampers of wine,christmas cake and cello wrap a few of the chocolates and add a smelly candle and this i would give to all my friends if they had kids i would just add a chocolate box for each child and cello wrap the whole thing with lots of shiny bows! Now im sharing a big deal breaker on christmas eve a few hours before closing wilkinson’s start to reduce all christmas gifts half price! This is where i buy for my children and family even the make up sets and perfumes go half price last year i got my son a electric guitar for £24.99 instead of the nearly £50 it was the day before! I have done all of this now for years and saves me so much. Yes i have to wrap alot at last minute but with 3 kids, 10 nieces & nephews , two sets of parents grandparents and great grandparents the whopping 17 brothers and sisters and in-laws I really have to budget at its best and hand made items that you put together are always appreciated 🙂 So see you all at wilkinson’s xxx

December 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

Diane Ayres says:

My tried and trusted thrifty tip is to buy all your xmas cards, wrapping paper, gift sets, new baubles etc in the sales straight after christmas. I also buy gifts throughout the year when the sales are on and store them away so that when christmas finally comes there is not too much to buy. Works for me.

December 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

give yourself a day off – christmas day we take take turns with family to do the cooking and entertaining – whilst each bringing some festive drink or desert treat. like most things being together is the most important aspect of christmas so we only have to do the cooking once every four years and gives us all chance to have fun without us all having the big expense of cooking a festive meal each. if you are on your own why not get some lone friends together and do the same

December 2, 2011 at 10:37 am

Douglas Cameron says:

Wait till the last minute before buying presents and you will find many Sales have already started.

December 2, 2011 at 11:00 am

Miss Thrifty says:

Thanks all – this competition is now CLOSED.

December 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

anita oliver says:

i cut up last years cards to make gift tags

December 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Complete surveys throughout the year as you get paid small amounts, by Xmas you’ll have enough points to convert into vouchers all for free.

Also save gift bags you get each year for the following year, people spend a fortune on gift bags just for them to be thrown away

December 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Michelle Bruce says:

Stock up on food and booze at cash and carrys.

December 2, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Katie Skeoch says:

Make up a hamper of lovely things from bargains you’ve bought (or competitions entered)

December 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Kate Hester says:

My tip is to keep last years Christmas cards, cut off the front and stick on the front of blank cards for a cheap alternative – or even use them as gift tags!

December 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Harsha West says:

get children to make cards, it will keep them busy, and its cheaper

December 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Margaret Farmer says:

Make a shopping list, dont over buy food which will be wasted and thrown in the bin

December 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Sharon Curran says:

Handmade presents can be so original and more personalised plus they can be fun to make too :o)

December 2, 2011 at 10:51 pm

elaine robinson says:

don’t buy expensive presents.

December 3, 2011 at 12:02 am

LISA says:

buy half decorations in january

December 3, 2011 at 12:33 am

MARK says:

make your own advent calendar

December 3, 2011 at 12:33 am


recycle wrapping paper

December 3, 2011 at 12:34 am

Thelma says:

shop online to avoid queues

December 3, 2011 at 12:35 am

THOMAS says:

always have a spare box of mince pies laying around for guests

December 3, 2011 at 12:36 am

jess metcalfe says:

I use glossy magazines (style magazines from the sunday times are the best!) to wrap presents and also to make cards – cut out headline letters – ransom note style – to spell out the words ‘merry christmas’ and include images of jewels, trees, cakes, anything you like! As well as saving money, it’s great for the environment and people appreciate the personal touch.

December 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

sue bateman says:

Save Christmas cards to make tags for the following year, carefully unwarp your presents and save the wrapping paper for next Christmas…. buy books from charity shops for presents, some of them look new !

December 14, 2011 at 11:18 pm

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