Can you find super-cheap post-Christmas chocs? 29p Cadbury Santa, £7.50 Ferrero Rocher & more

Now Christmas is over, both supermarkets and other retailers are slashing prices and festive chocolates, sweets and biscuits are being sold off at a fraction of the price. When it’s gone, it’s gone though, so go quick if you want to stock up. If you’re not thinking of giving up chocolate as a New Year’s resolution (and you won’t eat it all in...

Up to £56 of make-up for less than £20, eg, No7, Max Factor & Essie.

As we come to ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, you might be thinking about presents and Christmas parties so make-up and gifts may well be on your mind. What if I told you that by maximising ‘gift with purchase’ offers you can bag as much as £56-worth of beauty products for less than £20? I’ve rounded...

Top 10 toys this Christmas and where to find ‘em cheapest

It’ll soon be the most wonderful (and expensive) time of the year. With Christmas just around the corner, finding the cheapest places to buy presents is a must… Hamleys has just released its list of 10 so-called ‘must-have’ toys for Christmas and, surprise, surprise, they aren’t cheap. Now, before I go any further, a quick reminder –...

Beauty advent calendars out now – incl £35 for £250ish of beauty products with £35 spend at M&S

Beauty advent calendars, though significantly pricier than their chocolate alternative, have in recent years proved increasingly popular. Some have already begun to sell out – so we’re starting to round up some of the best we’ve seen. Now, obviously they’re marketed as advent calendars but we prefer to view them as a means of grabbing beauty items you’d buy anyway...

Can you find cheap post-Xmas chocs? Eg, 49p Terry’s Chocolate Orange, £1 Cadbury selection box & more

Now Christmas has been and gone, the supermarkets and other retailers have been slashing prices on festive treats to clear the shelves… If you’re not giving up chocolate for New Year, it might be worth making a trip to your local supermarket to see what delicious treasures you can find. There are definitely bargains to be had (though...

Can you find super-cheap post-Christmas chocolates? 50p After Eights, Ferrero Rocher and more

Now the festive season is over, both supermarkets and other retailers are slashing prices and Christmas chocolates and sweets are being sold off at a fraction of the price. When it’s gone, it’s gone though, so go quick if you want to stock up. If banning chocolate wasn’t one of your New Year’s resolutions (don’t worry, it...

Sniff out the best perfume gift set deals this Christmas

Buying perfume this Christmas? Well, the value of buying perfume gift sets containing extra smellies, rather than bottles individually isn’t something to turn your nose up at. Along with the perfumes themselves, these gift sets contain scented bubble baths and body or hand creams at little, or no extra cost. These items can soon stack up –...

The top ten toys your kids will want for Christmas and where they are on sale

Now’s the time to get the top toys before the Christmas rush begins and prices inflate. Argos and Boots have a 3for2 sale which includes most of these toys. I’m sure you’ve seen chaotic news footage in the past; hundreds of people pushing and shoving in toy-stores to get their hands on a Cabbage Patch Doll or...

The top 10 toys your kids will want for Xmas – and how to bag them cheap

I had a sneak preview from Hamleys of what’s likely to be hot this Christmas – here are the top 10 “I want, I want, I want” toys, plus my tips on how to buy them for as little as possible. OK, hold onto your reindeer antlers. I’m talking about Christmas – in July. I’ve just come...