Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. But for an apprentice like myself, it can also hit my bank account more than any other month of the year.
Last December, from my calculations, I spent well over £400. In the grand scheme of things that seems a reasonably small amount. However, that amount is nearly half of the average apprentice’s monthly salary.
Often when buying gifts you find yourself impulse buying because you see a price that you think is ‘reasonable’ or you’re just feeling the pressure to ensure you get each and everyone on your list a gift. Here are our top five tips on how to have an AWESOME Christmas for less!
Black Friday is a great opportunity to get AWESOME gifts at even more AWESOME prizes!
But don’t settle on the first bargain you see! Whilst the saving may look good, companies often have promo codes to use in conjunction with Back Friday offers.
A few good websites I found for promo codes are:
Set a budget before you go shopping. Whether it is the price per gift or the grand total of a shop. A budget is always useful to make sure you don’t overspend and can financially afford everything you buy!
Sharing is Caring
Remember a gift is a gift! However big or small or within any price range, it’s the thought that counts!
Look for Bargains
Don’t impulse buy! If you’ve missed out on Black Friday, you’ve got time to investigate and shop around for bargains. Once you put items into your basket, search for them on Google Shopping just to make sure you can’t get them cheaper elsewhere.
As an apprentice, you can apply for an NUS
If you’re thinking of BECOMING an apprentice, click on the link below and find out how!