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Saving money at Christmas time

Below are a number of posts that may help you through the most expensive period of the year.

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Shopping in the run up to Black Friday

10 Top Tips for getting the best from Black Friday tips for making sure you save and don’t overspend

Make Light Work of Black Friday comprehensive guide to shopping around Black Friday

Shopping in the run up to Christmas

How to keep the “Happy” in Christmas shopping your rights when shopping this Christmas

Christmas shopping all wrapped up with Ten Top Tips similar post about rights when shopping this Christmas

Christmas is coming… are online retailers getting fat? National Consumer Week covering how to protect yourself when shopping online

Consumer reviews pros, cons and who uses them? what you need to know about reviews too

Keeping the festive cheer in Christmas shopping 10 top tips for saving money when Christmas shopping

 

Tips for Christmas shopping

After Christmas

Christmas presents, returns – your rights when you can return items and when you can’t

What to do with the ghost of Christmas Present? when you can’t return items there are more options than regifting and the charity shop

The top 10 tips for winning in the sales how to save money in the sales

Looking a Gift Card in the mouth? – warnings about when and how to use

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What are your rights when returning items at Christmas?

 

Shopping from The Complaining Cow

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Unfortunately you cannot buy the products through this website and you will need to following the link to my shop on RedBubble. You will see the various images and can look at what is available for each of the designs. However, if you sign up for their newsletter you can get 10% off your first purchase.

 

RedBubble is a third party website and when you purchase items you will be buying from them. I only put the design on things! Your contract will be with RedBubble.

Help with your complaints

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If you need help with complaining effectively and making sure you are never fobbed off. GET THE BOOK! How To Complain: The ESSENTIAL Consumer Guide to Getting REFUNDS, Redress and RESULTS!

 

 

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Keeping the festive cheer in Christmas shopping

Can you save money when shopping this Christmas?

10 top tips for getting the best Xmas bargains! on Xmas paper background

Black Friday (week) and Cyber Monday are now over. How do we get the best prices for our Christmas gifts this year?

It is still possible to find the bargains and save money!

Here are my top ten tips to help you save money and make sure you are getting the cheapest deal when shopping either online or in stores this Christmas!

 

9 top tips for saving money when Christmas shopping

  • Make sure you have a list, even if it is just a list of names, budget and possible ideas. This will stop you panicking, over spending and buying unnecessary items!
  • Look out for discount vouchers and codes. There are numerous websites out there, just search for the store you are shopping from with the words “discount” or “voucher code” and look through a few. For the bigger stores there’s usually something, even if it’s just a free delivery code!
  • Use cashback sites such as Topcashback*, Quidco*, and Kidstart (Kidstart cashback goes to your nominated child’s bank account).  Sign up for free and use which ever one gives the biggest cashback! (Be aware that some may not work with additional discounts so don’t rely on this).
  • Install Pouch which is a browser extension which was shown on Dragon’s Den. It claims to notify you any time you are on an online store for which there is a discount code.
  • Use price comparison sites which aren’t just for financial products, such as Pricerunner and Idealo. These will cover the well-known and less known online stores for the price on the same item.
  • Sign up for emails to get the best offers first, many will email you early with discount codes, so you can use before they go out of stock!
  • Don’t be tempted to buy the accessories with the item from the same place! When the pop up flashes “buy the batteries” don’t do it just for ease. Any saving you make will get spent on the batteries, so buy them from somewhere else. Unless they are cheap!

Presents after the event

Christmas presents, returns – your rights gives you everything you need to know about what you can take back when.

What are your rights when returning items at Christmas?

What to do with the ghost of Christmas Present? lots of ideas about what you can do with unwanted presents… more than just regifting!

Shopping from The Complaining Cow

The Complaining Cow mug, book, bag hat clock t shirt

Unfortunately you cannot buy the products through this website and you will need to following the link to my shop on RedBubble. You will see the various images and can look at what is available for each of the designs. However, if you sign up for their newsletter you can get 10% off your first purchase.

 

RedBubble is a third party website and when you purchase items you will be buying from them. I only put the design on things! Your contract will be with RedBubble.

Help with your complaints

book Logo cartoon cow at a laptop of book cover. How to Complain: The Essential Consumer Guide to Getting Refunds, Redress and Results!

 

If you need help with complaining effectively and making sure you are never fobbed off. GET THE BOOK! How To Complain: The ESSENTIAL Consumer Guide to Getting REFUNDS, Redress and RESULTS!

 

 

101 Habits if an Effective complainer book cover with logo

 

101 Habits of an Effective Complainer to help you become more skilled and assertive when making complaints (and see Rob’s review!)

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase downloadable templates to gain redress

 

 

 

*referral links which means when you sign up (for free) you’ll get a few quid and so will I. then generate your own referral code and share on social media and you’ll make a bit more!