Didn’t find everything you wanted on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Still need a few gifts for Christmas? No worries, we have some great tips to help you find the best deals with as little pain as possible.

1. Lean on your friends

Among UK consumers’ most trusted tools to make purchase decisions is word of mouth from friends, according to Webloyalty’s The Unfaithful Consumer report. This Christmas, why not put your trust in your fellow consumers? After all, they’re just as keen as you to get the best deal possible. HUKD is a great place to start. The website provides a forum for shoppers to share information and tips about the latest deals, promotional codes and vouchers. Each deal is rated from ‘cold’ to ‘hot’; the hotter the discount, the hotter the degree level.

Join in and start sharing!

2. Loyalty pays off

“About 92% of UK adults now have at least one reward card,” according to the Financial Times. Chances are you have a few more than that. Signing up for loyalty programs is a pressure-free way to earn points, which can lead to discounts or vouchers you can put to good use at Christmas time. There are 40 mainstream programs in Britain alone so you’ve got ample choice. Go for your favourite retailer’s program such as my John Lewis, for example, and get free cake and coffee at least three times a year, a chance to win a monthly prize, and invitations to exclusive shopping events.

Start reaping the benefits of loyalty.

3. Get the best deals on groceries from the comfort of your home

You love having everyone over for Christmas but it’s costing you a mint and you don’t have time to run around finding the best discounts? Let mySupermarket find them for you and “save 30% on average on each grocery shop.” The independent website is a great resource for money-conscious shoppers. While you fill your basket, it compares prices at 15 supermarkets, such as Tesco or Asda, to find you the best prices. You can switch to the cheaper supermarket or, if you prefer staying with your usual provider, mySupermarket will make suggestions to help you save money. You can also copy and paste your weekly shopping list, import your favourites from another online supermarket and even book delivery.

Time to focus on that menu!

4.Let the best offers come to you

Keeping an eye on the latest discounts offered by the thousands of retailers vying for your attention this Christmas, would require an army of minions. Thankfully, the solution only requires a few clicks.

What if you found the perfect gift at Amazon UK but the price is too high? Just demand a lower one! Shoppers who have used Flubit to request a lower price get an extra discount of 10-15% on average.

Another way to ensure you get the best deals without lifting a finger is to sign up for your favourite retailers’ email alerts, such as Currys or House of Fraser. They’re especially worth it at this time of the year as you often get first dibs at discounted merchandise and extra special deals for members only.

Sit back and relax and let others do the hard work to you.

5. Get paid to shop

Want to get some money back on your Christmas purchases? Join a cashback service like Complete Savings UK. As a member, you can shop at any of their 650 partners including Debenhams, ASOS, Tesco, Booking.com and B & Q, and get up to 10% cashback on your purchases as well as a monthly bonus. You can also have access to special deals and discounts that aren’t available elsewhere.

Sign up and get your £5 cash back welcome voucher now or join through one of our partners and get even more!

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