Frugal Friday | Preparing for Christmas
If you planning to put Christmas on your credit card, you will probably regret it in January. There’s no reason to stop being frugal, just because it’s Christmas! I checked out the new Lidl website and they have lots of goodies for Christmas. A 4Kg turkey costs £10; but I fancy that duck leg! There is also prawns to do a delicious gourmet salad with; they even have caviar! You can check Lidl Christmas stuff out here.
I had a little tub of prawns last time I went to Lidl for 65p and did my gourmet salad with those; yummy. The carrots are still cheap again this weekend and I made a nice chicken casserole with some drumsticks, carrots and potato.
It’s expensive when you’re not well and so from Poundland stock up on Ibuprofen and paracetamol; I also had Bell’s Healthcare Muscle Rub; it works! It’s worth buying a few things and keeping them in the first aid box ready for Christmas hangovers and indigestion.
I’ve seen LED Christmas lights on special offer at a lot of places and I have a set I’ve used for years. They take very little electricity and give my house a festive look and they are cheaper than a lot of other decorations. I don’t have a Christmas tree they take up too much space; great for kids though.
I’ve just been told about cans of Coke on offer at Morrison’s and I’ve forgot the price already! I think it’s 8 X 330ml cans for £2.00. They are worth having for Christmas. I usually buy a 2 litre bottle, but most of it is left after Christmas. Aldi also has lots on offer for Christmas at low prices on Sunday, including Christmas trees. Check them out here. There’s a lambs wool sweater at Aldi for £14.99 that looks quite good.
Have you spotted a bargain or have a frugal idea? Please, share it by making a comment. If you have a conservatory or greenhouse you could be growing new potatoes for your Christmas lunch, strangely enough with the relatively mild weather I have some growing in my garden. If you would like lots of spring flowers check out bulbs in Poundland and plant now. If you take flowers to a cemetery on a regular basis, growing daffodils in spring can save a few pounds.
Remember, be thrifty and frugal for a month and benefit for a year. Be thrifty and frugal for a year and you will benefit for decades.