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The parents' guide to Christmas savings

The season of giving has officially arrived. Time to pop up the tree, break open the choccy tin(s) and sing along to your favourite festive tunes.

Or if you're a parent, time to filter through your child's excessive Christmas list, trying to figure out what you can actually afford. And if that wasn't pricey enough, there's also the little matter of food, drink and, let's face it, more food.

No need to panic though. Because The Bakers are here to guide you through your last-minute Christmas spending, helping you to save some dough along the way.

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Christmas? Already?!

What's Occurring?

The Christmas prep has started. You've got a rough idea of what you need to get. But you've been known to get a bit carried away in the past. How do you make sure that you buy only what you need?

The Bakers say...

The kids have written their lists. Now it's time to write yours. Get together a solid plan of what you need to buy and stick to it. Also, never shop when you're hungry. Offers suddenly become irresistible.

The Bakers' top tip

Now's not the time for impulse buying. Once you've created your list, search each item on MyVoucherCodes for discounts.

Did you know?

Only 1 in 5 adults plan what they're going to buy for Christmas.[1]

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"All I want for Christmas is fooooood"

What's Occurring?

The troops are coming. And they're expecting to be fed. But how do you feed an army of guests without having to dip into your life savings?

The Bakers say...

Be controversial. Give turkey the year off and opt for a cheaper meat. Even better, embrace your inner veggie and bake a nut roast.

The Bakers' top tip

Fill the fridge for less by checking MyVoucherCodes for food and drink offers.

Did you know?

308 million slices of turkey are expected to be consumed over Christmas[2]

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Deck the halls

What's Occurring?

It's finally acceptable to put up your Christmas decorations. You've been waiting for this moment for weeks. But how do you turn the house into the grotto you want without spending too much?

The Bakers say...

Time to get creative. Think cardboard, tin foil and pine cones. Use your imagination. It's cheap and will keep the kids entertained (for a while, anyway).

The Bakers' top tip

Save even more by getting creative with wrapping. Transform an old (washed) crisp packet into a shiny gift bag by turning it inside out.

Did you know?

8 million Christmas trees are bought in the UK every year (and they all need decorating).[3]

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Uh oh, 1 week to go.

What's Occurring?

You told yourself that this year would be different. But you've done it again. You've left your orders to the last minute and have missed the last delivery dates. What do you do?

The Bakers say...

All hail the mighty Click and Collect. Order everything you need online and collect it in store. It's a last-minute life saver.

The Bakers' top tip

Sending gifts on in the post? Be sure to plan around the Post Office's last posting dates:

Thursday 20th
1st Class

Friday 21st
Royal Mail Tracked

Saturday 22nd
Royal Mail Special Guaranteed Delivery

Did you know?

By 2022, the value of the Click and Collect market is expected to rise to around £9.6 billion.[4]

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"Anyone for a glass of bubbly?"

What's Occurring?

It's Christmas Eve and the relatives have arrived. The house is jam-packed with the old, the young, the weird and the weirder. But how do you keep them entertained enough to keep them from interfering with the prep?

The Bakers say...

Have a solid amount of family games at the ready. Don't forget the 2 player games. They're a good excuse to escape when it all gets a bit much.

The Bakers' top tip

For some family game inspiration, check out this list.

Did you know?

84% of families plan to spend Christmas together. That's a lot of family time.[5]

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It's here! It's finally here!

What's Occurring?

Nothing at all! You're sorted. You're an organisational hero. Time to kick back and enjoy the big day.

The Bakers say...

Merry Christmas!

The Bakers' top tip

Have a powernap after dinner to get you through the rest of the day. If you're not an expert powernapper, you will be after reading this...

Did you know?

50 million copies of Bill Crosby's White Christmas have been sold worldwide since 1942.[6]

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Christmas dinner. Round 12.

What's Occurring?

You had a feeling that you misjudged the amount of food to cook. Now you're left with enough Christmas dinner to last you and your family through to Spring. What do you do with it?

The Bakers say...

You'd be surprised with what you can do with leftovers. Give them a new lease of life with these recipes.

The Bakers' top tip

Keep the family entertained with these cheap and easy party games.

Did you know?

Over 4 million festive dinners are thrown away each year.[7]

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"Here's to 2019"

What's Occurring?

It's New Year and you're hosting again (shock). You want some bubbly that's fit for the occasion. But how do you get enough for everyone without breaking the bank?

The Bakers say...

Wine merchants such as Virgin Wines, Tesco Wine and Naked Wines often have better deals when you buy in bulk. We'll raise a glass to that.

The Bakers' top tip

Keep the party fully-stocked by checking MyVoucherCodes for great deals on food and drink.

Did you know?

Champagne and prosecco only accounted for 15% of pub sales on NYE – who can sustain a whole evening on champagne anyway!?[8]

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Festive flab, be gone.

What's Occurring?

It's 2019. Time to make your yearly New Year Resolution of keeping fit. But how do you keep to it without spending a fortune on exercise equipment or gym memberships?

The Bakers say...

Treat the world as your gym. Invest in a pair of running shoes and explore new areas. Utilise stairs and benches. It's all there, free of charge.

The Bakers' top tip

Check MyVoucherCodes for discounts on a huge range of sport and fitness brands.

Did you know?

Along with saving money and eating healthier, exercising more was 2018's most common New Year's Resolution.[9]

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And, you're done...

The kids are back at school and routine has returned to normal. Phew. Your bank balance may have taken a hit, but luckily, MyVoucherCodes are there to give you amazing offers and discounts, all year round.

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