Top christmas shopping hacks for this year’s Super Saturday

There’s barely a week left til xmas, which means that you’ll be wanting to make sure that you have all your shopping done and dusted.

If you – like a lot of us – still need to make a few last minute purchases, then why not take advantage of this year’s Super Saturday for any savvy bargains.

Super Saturday – or Panic Saturday – is the last Saturday before Christmas when major retailers often put on last minute sales before December 25.

This year, it falls on December 18 and let’s face it – we all know that this weekend will be one of the busiest times of the year.

Hundreds of shoppers are expected to flock to the high street or go online to make sure that they have everything they need for the big day.

So, if you find yourself needing to finish up any last minute festive shopping this Saturday, then it can be handy to know how to bag any bargains without breaking the bank.

Enjoy festive shoppers our last minute Christmas shopping tips that you can use when you head out armed with your shopping list this weekend.

One of the simplest things to do this Saturday is to make a plan of what you need to get and the budget that you are willing to spend for each person.

“with such a short amount of time between now and Christmas Day, you don’t have the luxury of wandering the aisles browsing for a gift, hoping to spot something that will just be perfect.”

Look for any one-day sales

If you missed out on the Black Friday sales, then don’t panic, as quite a few retailers will be trying to sell of their stock before December 25 which could lead to a few good bargains.

So, keep an eye out for any one-day sales on Super Saturday, as retailers will be looking to make extra sales during the busy festive period.

Switch your mobile, bank account or credit card provider

If you’re thinking about switching your provider, then now is the perfect time to do so, as it could lead to brands providing rewards and incentives that you can use to buy gifts with.

Some brands may offer gift cards, discount codes or cashback as incentives to switch.

Use price comparison sites

Always remember to make sure that any ‘bargain’ that you spot is a legitimate saving for you and your bank account this weekend.

With shoppers set to descend onto the high street this Saturday, some retailers may take advantage of this and increase prices that you may be unaware off.
Spend unused gift cards

If you want to keep costs down while doing the last touches to your festive shopping, then it is advised that you take advantage of any unused or unwanted gift cards that you might still have lying around.

Shops make millions from people buying gift cards as presents that are never used, thanks to the expiry dates on them, so, make sure that cash yours in before the run out.

Look for any discount codes or retailer loyalty schemes

Most of us know by now that multiple retailers offer loyal customers exclusive rewards and incentives that you can use to your advantage.

Some major retailers offer 5-15% off your first purchase if you sign up to their newsletter, for example. You can use this discount to purchase what you need before unsubscribing.

Meanwhile, if you have a loyalty card with some retailers – such as Boots and Superdrug – then you can use points you have collected to purchase some gifts without eating into your budget.

Make purchases with your credit card for extra protection

Before you max out your bank card this weekend, you could try making some purchases with your credit card to take advantage of any extra protection on purchases.


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