Six tips on how to save money at Christmas: British money guru Martin Lewis reveals them
Created: 12/21/2022, 07:00
By: Anna Katharina Kuesters
With the right money-saving tips, Christmas can be spent with presents, even with a small wallet.
In times of the energy crisis, more and more people have less and less money at their disposal.
This hurts a lot of people, especially at Christmas time, because there is not enough money for expensive gifts and a sumptuous meal.
The British money expert Martin Lewis has therefore given tips on how to get through the Christmas holidays without making major investments.
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British journalist and founder Martin Lewis is well known in the UK.
With his website MoneySavingExpert.com he not only made a lot of money himself, but also helped other people to manage their money better.
At Christmas time, money is a particularly big problem for many people, because in today's consumer society expensive gifts are often a must under the Christmas tree.
Christmas doesn't always have to be expensive, as Martin Lewis knows.
That's why he recently distributed a few tips on how to get nice gifts with little money.
For some ideas you don't need any money at all.
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A few money-saving tips can be easily implemented during the Christmas season.
For example the following:
1. Amazon Warehouse Deals: Under this category, the sales giant puts items online that have been returned.
This lowers their price and other people can buy the often still high-quality items for less money.
2. Order food online: According to Martin Lewis, many supermarkets offer a discount to new customers online.
So if you register as a customer with the various supermarkets on the Internet, you have a good chance of buying your food for Christmas a little cheaper.
3. Christmas deals: There are websites on the web that keep an eye on the Christmas deals from larger chains.
So you can buy gifts and get a bargain at the same time.
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But since the Christmas season is supposed to be about peaceful get-togethers, Martin Lewis has more tips.
Because even without money, the Christmas days can be beautified:
1. Follow the path of Santa Claus: A wonderful activity that can be done for free with children.
On the noradsanta.org website, adults and children can watch on December 24 how Santa Claus starts from the North Pole and over time flies around the world.
2. Giving time: Christmas is the festival of love and friends and relatives will be happy if you give away time together instead of expensive gifts.
For example, this could be a voucher for a walk, an afternoon of cooking or the offer to look after friends' children.
Time is valuable and replaces every expensive gift!
3. Watching a Christmas Movie: It can become a wonderful tradition when families watch a movie together at Christmas.
There is no longer a need for mountains of gifts, because the small Christmas event brings joy into the house.
Money still plays a very important role when it comes to gifts, especially during the Christmas season.
Maybe this year is the time to change that!