Martin Lewis' tips for saving money on Christmas shopping
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Martin Lewis was back with a bumper The Martin Lewis Money Show: Live. He had the best advice and shopping tips for Black Friday and Christmas – including all the biggest discount and deals for many popular stores. The financial guru also shared a “nifty trick” which could see the brand give an extra discount code at the online checkout.
The Money Saving Expert started off: “If you’re shopping on Amazon at this time of year, you want to know if it’s really cheap.
“Camelcamelcamel.co.uk maps the prices, so you can see if they’ve gone up or down.
“If you go and see the price now and it’s saying it’s discounted, you can see if it’s really the cheapest time of the year.
“Price comparison for your Christmas shopping; pricespy.co.uk is a good comparison to see if it’s cheaper in different stores.
“Then there’s a good little trick to use this time of year; go into your shopping basket, when you’ve logged in online, put the items you want in and then walk away.
“What often happens, a couple of days later, if you haven’t bought, they will send you a discount code to make it cheaper.
“Some of them [stores and brands] are getting wise about this and it doesn’t always work.
“But it’s a nice nifty trick for this time of year.”
Gift Card advice
He continued: “And a final note – gift vouchers and gift cards, understand they are not protected.
“If the firm goes bust, the money is gone.
“Personally, I’m in favour of cash, it’s the most flexible gift voucher you can give.”
Later on in the show, Martin moved onto the current deals ahead of Black Friday officially starting tomorrow and going through to Cyber Monday.
“I’ve tried to do this in order of worst to best,” he told ITV viewers.
“The one off deals are the ones that scare me – they’re trying to get you to buy things you wouldn’t otherwise – just be careful with this.
“We’ve got a whole host of big names.”
Martin Lewis reveals some of the best Black Friday deals
Best current deals and discounts
One off items – many price match too
Amazon – until Monday (including daily deals)
AO.com – until Sunday
Apple – Friday until Monday
Argos – until Tuesday
Curries – until Tuesday
Dyson – until December, 7
Ebay – until Monday (including daily deals)
Google store – until Tuesday
John Lewis – until Tuesday
Shark – until Tuesday
‘Up to’ sales
Adidas – until Sunday, 50 percent off
Asos – until Tuesday – 80 percent off
Halfords – until December – 40 percent off
La Redoute – until Tuesday – 50 percent off everything
M&S – until TBC – 20-50 percent off homewares
New Look – until Monday – 50 percent off
Ralph Lauren – Friday until Monday – 20-30 percent off
Reebox – until Sunday – 65 percent off
Superdrug – until Tuesday – 55 percent off
Urban Outfitters – until Monday – 50 percent off
Flat discounts off full price
Benefit.com- until Monday – 20 percent off code
Matalan – until Monday – 20 percent off code/voucher
Office – until Tuesday – 20 percent off code
Shopdisney.co.uk – until Monday – 20 percentile off sub £60, 30 percent off over, code
Whistles – until Monday – 25 percent off automatic discount
Flat discounts off everything
French Conneection – until Monday – 20 percent off
GAP – until Sunday – 50 percent off
H&M – until tomorrow – 20 percent off code
NIKE – until Monday – 25 percent off code
Selfridges – until Monday – 20 percent off clothes code, 10 percent off beauty/tech code.
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