The return to our TV screens of heart-warming Christmas adverts and an ever-increasing array of goodies filling the supermarket shelves can mean only one thing: the festive season has well and truly begun!
The heat is on to stock up on gifts for our nearest and dearest in time for December 25th. With high streets still affected by government restrictions, online shopping is set to take the lead as the nation prepares for the biggest holiday of the year. It’s an opportunity to create a memorable experience to say good riddance to 2020 and look forward to a brighter 2021!
At the same time, finances might be facing a squeeze, so it’s perhaps even more important to hunt out those bargains and relieve a bit of pressure on the purse strings. So we’ve donned our bargain-hunting boots to dig out some of the best online deals for Christmas shopping in 2020. Take a look below.
Add a discount extension
If you browse online via Chrome, you can stay on top off all the latest discount codes and vouchers from your favourite retailers by installing an extension like Honey or Pouch. Both extensions trawl the web for price drops and automatically add coupon codes or discounts as you shop, so there’s no need to spend your precious time hunting down vouchers yourself.
Don’t leave it too late
Everyone loves a bargain and you can be sure that when something’s in demand, the best deals will go first. Instead of leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute when there’s less choice, spread out your purchases over a longer period of time. That way, you’re less likely to be disappointed – the closer to Christmas we get, the more likely stock is to run out or be delayed by the pandemic.
Set price alerts
If you’ve got your sights set on a particular product, you can keep track of when the price drops to a level you’re happy with. It’s possible to set price alerts through Google Shopping – choose the product you’re interested in and look for the ‘track price’ toggle, which you can click or tap to turn on. Alternatively, sign up to a website like Idealo to receive email alerts, or use Wikibuy to compare Amazon prices against what you might find elsewhere.
Cash in your rewards
If you use a cashback site that rewards you with anything from a few pence to pounds when you shop, check your balance before you start spending on Christmas 2020. Lots of cashback sites will offer you the choice of receiving money into your bank account or taking a higher value gift card for a store of your choice instead – the latter might be particularly helpful at this time of year.
Spread the cost of Christmas
The biggest tip of all – spread the cost of Christmas over a few months, rather than splurging in December and then finding yourself short in January. DivideBuy works with scores of retailers of everything from hi-tech electronics or sports equipment, to toys or bridal wear. Thanks to our interest-free credit facility, you can spread the cost over a period up to 12 months and pay zero interest, so you can enjoy the best Christmas ever without blowing the bank.
Take a look at how you can spread the cost of Christmas with DivideBuy.