UK XMAS adverts 2022 thread

«1

Comments

  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,637 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post Savvy Shopper!
    Do you have a praise, vent or warning?
    Otherwise there is a special occasions board.

  • I have a vent - far to early, encouraging people to spend money they don't have.
  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,637 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post Savvy Shopper!
    I have a vent - far to early, encouraging people to spend money they don't have.
    I asked the OP if they had a praise, vent or warning.
    If they don't, this thread is on the wrong board.
    Encouraging people to spend money they don't have is inappropriate regardless of the time or occasion.
  • p00hsticks
    p00hsticks Posts: 12,763 Forumite
    First Post Name Dropper Photogenic First Anniversary
    I have a vent - far to early, encouraging people to spend money they don't have.

    Let me make a wild guess that you're not the one that does the majority of the shopping for Christmas in your household.
    For those that do, the canny way to shop is usually to shop early - the really money conscious with the storage room available will already have bought the christmas cards and wrapping paper, as well as some of the presents, in the January sales.
    Food shopping will be done by carefully comparing prices and buying a few additional non-perishable items such as crisps, nuts etc as an when they come up on special offer during the usual weekyl shop.
  • I have a vent - far to early, encouraging people to spend money they don't have.
    It's called spreading the cost. If you make a list of everything you need to buy for Xmas and stick to it, you will only buy the stuff you need. It makes more sense to buy the stuff with long shelf life in advance and then only worry about the fresh stuff at the last-ish minute. I got my Xmas chocolates already for example (cards and wrapping paper I got a few years ago, won't buy any this year). Buying stuff you will need in advance (especially if it's on offer) is actually smart and stress-free way of doing it.
  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,637 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post Savvy Shopper!
    Yorkie006 said:
    I have a vent - far to early, encouraging people to spend money they don't have.
    It's called spreading the cost. If you make a list of everything you need to buy for Xmas and stick to it, you will only buy the stuff you need. It makes more sense to buy the stuff with long shelf life in advance and then only worry about the fresh stuff at the last-ish minute. I got my Xmas chocolates already for example (cards and wrapping paper I got a few years ago, won't buy any this year). Buying stuff you will need in advance (especially if it's on offer) is actually smart and stress-free way of doing it.
    When I pop to Aldi for my very last minute fresh Xmas shop, I see loads of (mainly) women with brimming trollies walking round just flinging things in - very much like Stepford Wives.
    I'd guess that most of that stuff will end up in the bin a couple of days after Xmas.
  • I have a vent - far to early, encouraging people to spend money they don't have.

    Let me make a wild guess that you're not the one that does the majority of the shopping for Christmas in your household.
    For those that do, the canny way to shop is usually to shop early - the really money conscious with the storage room available will already have bought the christmas cards and wrapping paper, as well as some of the presents, in the January sales.
    Food shopping will be done by carefully comparing prices and buying a few additional non-perishable items such as crisps, nuts etc as an when they come up on special offer during the usual weekyl shop.
    You know nothing about me.....

    In fact I share all of the household chores equally. I will be on the other side of the world at Christmas but was trying to make the point that all of these ads so early are encouraging many people to spend more money than they can afford
  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,637 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post Savvy Shopper!
    edited 6 November 2022 at 12:04PM
    I have a vent - far to early, encouraging people to spend money they don't have.

    Let me make a wild guess that you're not the one that does the majority of the shopping for Christmas in your household.
    For those that do, the canny way to shop is usually to shop early - the really money conscious with the storage room available will already have bought the christmas cards and wrapping paper, as well as some of the presents, in the January sales.
    Food shopping will be done by carefully comparing prices and buying a few additional non-perishable items such as crisps, nuts etc as an when they come up on special offer during the usual weekyl shop.
    You know nothing about me.....

    In fact I share all of the household chores equally. I will be on the other side of the world at Christmas but was trying to make the point that all of these ads so early are encouraging many people to spend more money than they can afford
    It's really not that early.
    Most towns and cities will be switching their Xmas lights on this coming week.
    Christmas markets are opening too.
    Christmas decorations have been in the shops for some time.
    Toy adverts have been on TV for ages.
    It's already in your face - exactly as it has been for years, especially with all the coverage on daytime TV. How many 'the perfect, fool-proof way to cook your Christmas turkey' slots do we really need?

    The adverts don't encourage me to spend more than I can afford.
    I only buy for 3 people, and most of that is done throughout the year.
    There'll be - as usual - just the 2 of us.
    We don't buy stuff we won't eat.

    I'd really like to see MSE encourage people to talk to their friends and family to agree to reduce/cut out spend on Christmas gifts, many of which may not be appreciated.
    I really don't see the point of gifting a bottle of wine or box of chocolates to be given the same in return.
    All my gifts to people are carefully thought out and the gifts I receive are always lovely because we know each other so well.

  • but was trying to make the point that all of these ads so early are encouraging many people to spend more money than they can afford
    Why is advertising early encouraging people to spend more than they can afford?
    Surely by browsing and buying early, you can actually save money as you have more time to compare prices in different outlets and can opt to buy the better value goods rather than leaving it until the last minute and ending up panic buying and having to make do with what's left on the shelf at what may be vastly marked up prices.
  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper
    I have a vent - far to early, encouraging people to spend money they don't have.
    These Christmas adverts must come with a  financial health warning like gambling/etc, as people that are dysfunctional with money management often spend they do not have to by presents. Often as we all know these presents are unnecessary but most of all they are not affordable for the person giving them.

    I've seen it first hand through work (clients) years ago by those that cited they could not afford this/that and the other. On observations they often had especially around Chisrtmas loads of presents and one couple that was complaining about anything and everything, on going to check a spare bedroom they did not want me to see but it was part of the assessment to check the whole property when they agreed and I opened the door I nearly fell backward as they were several new bikes for their children.  One of the adults blurted out, "we got them cheap and friends helped."  I thought, really..

    Me and my family do celebrate Christmas as almost all are on leave/hols but it's in the commercial sense only like the majority of people in the UK.

    I do advocate health warnings on Christmas adverts and hopefully, MSE may play a part in this stance.

Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 343K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.6K Spending & Discounts
  • 235.1K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 607.8K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173K Life & Family
  • 247.8K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards