How to Save Money on Christmas Food and Drink
Not long to go until Christmas day now!!! Is everyone as excited as I am? I love this time of year, spending time with the family, opening all the presents but more importantly eating well.
If you’re entertaining this festive season, you might be worried about the cost of the food and drink you’re going to have to buy for your guests. Food and drink can cost a fortune, so this is where you really need to shop around to get the most for your money.
Ask your guests to bring something to the party
If you’re having family and/or friends round for Christmas dinner, why not ask them to bring a starter or a pudding or some booze? After all, you should give as well as receive.
Stock up at the deep discounters
The likes of Aldi, Lidl and Poundland all have brand name products (both food and drink) at low prices so stock up a couple of weeks before Christmas. Just make sure you stick to your shopping list.
Compare prices at the big supermarkets
Shop around in the big stores to find out where you can get the cheapest festive ingredients.
Make it, don’t buy it
It’s actually much more expensive to buy things like mince pies, pigs in blankets and stuffing ready-made than it is to make them yourselves. Your own versions will probably taste better too.
Use your loyalty points
If you have Nectar or Clubcard points, you could put them towards the cost of your Christmas food and drink. Just bear in mind that they are actually worth more if you use them for other rewards.
Use your leftovers
Make sure you use your leftovers, either straight away or by freezing them for later.