We want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It’s time to celebrate after a year of saving money with all the money saving ideas, though do be careful and keep your wits about you.
This time of the year it is easy to let go of the purse strings and go crazy spending money!
Don’t sacrifice all your hard work for a couple of weeks of mindless spending. Christmas and the New Year CAN be done on a budget; we should know – we live what we preach!
We’ve put our heads together and have come up with some top money saving ideas and tips for you:
Money Saving Ideas For Wine
“I like to buy some inexpensive sparkling wine and a bottle of Chambord (a raspberry liquor). Add a drop of that to your wine and it tastes like you’re spent some serious money on your bubbly!”
Money Saving Ideas for Christmas Presents
“I buy my presents in the January sales. It’s a hassle at the time, but I’m always pleased come December and everyone else is running around like headless chickens!”
Money Saving Ideas on Christmas Shopping
“We get all our Christmas food shopping in Aldi and Lidl. The food there is so inexpensive, yet really tasty and good quality.
The turkeys are amazing, and we got some lovely German chocolate there last year that we gave as pressies. The booze is excellent too, at about half the price of other supermarkets!”
Money Saving Ideas for Candles
“I love it when my house smells like Christmas but HATE the price of my favourite candles (Yankee- I’m a candle snob!) This year, instead of spending my money on candles I’m going to be recreating the smell by making my own Christmas pot pourri.
You just take half a sliced-up orange, 3 cinnamon sticks, a teaspoon each of nutmeg and cloves, and a handful of cranberries – place them all in a saucepan, fill it halfway with water and place on a low heat. I did this last Christmas Eve and the house smelt like the most expensive Christmas candle had been burning!”
Seasons Greetings From MoneyNuggets
We’ve had a great year here at MoneyNuggets and we hope it has been a great year for you too. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
Finally, we want to thank YOU, our dear readers and subscribers for your involvement and wonderful feedback throughout the year.
We hope we’ve been able to inspire you and empower you in at least some small way during 2015. Stick around for a lot more money-saving tips in 2016!
Over to You
This is also a good time to say Thank You to your family, friends and colleagues who have helped make 2015 a great year for you.