How much have you saved on your Christmas Shopping

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in How much have you saved?
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  • MartinslovechildMartinslovechild Forumite
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    Talking of being organised, I was in a card shop today purchasing a Birthday card when I noticed Christmas Cards at 10 for £2.00. I couldn't resist. That's all my Christmas Cards bought for family members for 2005 already for 2 quid!!!

    I noticed that WH Smith are doing a whole load of books at 50% off including a lot of recent hardbacks aswell as some excellent paperbacks ('Are you Dave Gorman?', 'Join Me').

    ;D
    Mortgage Feb 2001 - £129,000
    Mortgage July 2007 - £0
    Original Mortgage Termination Date - Nov 2018
    Mortgage Interest saved - £63790.60
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  • Saved a wedge of cash.

    We currently rent out my girlfriends flat and have saved up the profit minus the tax, to pay for 5 days in New York.

    Whilst there we did all the xmas shopping, things are soooo cheap over there, centuary 21 and Maceys (go to the visitors centre and you get 11% off) top of the bargain tree.

    Also proposed to my girlfriend in Central Park, and got a ring out of tiffany's (thanks Mr Bush for the exchange rate)

    All in we saved beween us more than the cost of the holiday.

    And fair play to tiffanys who gave us free champagne in one of the side rooms whilst I paid for the ring.

    Also go tmy xmas drink for free, I drive a company car and have been using my nectar card with my BP fuel card to amass £85 worth or vouchers for Sainburys, so it covered all champagne for xmas and some lovely Stella too
    Only one Debt left and thats the Mortgage

    June 05 - £110,500
    June 06 - £ 99,000
    June 07 - £96,000
    June 08 - £90,000 TARGET
    June 09 - £85,000 TARGET
  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    That's great Gray! Congratulations and best wishes for the future. ;D
    Herman - MP for all! :)
  • That's great Gray! Congratulations and best wishes for the future.  ;D

    Cheers, Im now moving to the wedding thread ;)
    Only one Debt left and thats the Mortgage

    June 05 - £110,500
    June 06 - £ 99,000
    June 07 - £96,000
    June 08 - £90,000 TARGET
    June 09 - £85,000 TARGET
  • nearlyrichnearlyrich Forumite
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    Well done to Gray and congratulations on your engagement. ;D

    I use a Tesco Visa card for all my company car and hotel expenses saved up the vouchers all last year to pay for Christmas. Got up to £200 so I was quite pleased.

    MLC I was tempted to buy some gift tags (£1 for 200) and gift boxes(£1 for 6) yesterday but I know I will lose them before Christmas next year..
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  • MLC I was tempted to buy some gift tags (£1 for 200) and gift boxes(£1 for 6) yesterday but I know I will lose them before Christmas next year..

    We buy all our xmas paper, cards, gift tags etc the previous year, simple way not to lose them is to pack them with your xmas tree and decorations.
    Only one Debt left and thats the Mortgage

    June 05 - £110,500
    June 06 - £ 99,000
    June 07 - £96,000
    June 08 - £90,000 TARGET
    June 09 - £85,000 TARGET
  • nearlyrichnearlyrich Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Hung up my suit! Mortgage-free Glee!
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    I don't put my tree up till the weekend before Christmas so I don't get the decs out till then.
    I have too many cards so I will be packing those away with the decs and putting a reminder in my diary to get them out not buy more next year. Might get some boxes and tags when I go out...
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  • jo_b_2jo_b_2 Forumite
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    Also proposed to my girlfriend in Central Park, and got a ring out of tiffany's (thanks Mr Bush for the exchange rate)

    Congrats! ;D We do love a moneysaving romance! Better check out the Wedding Tips thread on the Families board, now! ;)
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