Christmas FAQs

ᐅ What are the best Christmas deals right now?

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ᐅ How can I save money this Christmas?

Christmas doesn't need to cost you a small fortune. Some of our top money saving tips include buying your Christmas gifts in the Black Friday sales and keeping your eyes peeled on clearance and sale sections for cheaper gifts ideas! Sign up to your favourite retailers newsletters so you're first to know if things go on sale and try to avoid overbuying this festive season.

ᐅ When’s the best time to buy Christmas gifts?

The best time to start Christmas shopping depends on what you’re buying. Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Friday 25rd and Monday 28th November 2022) offer some fantastic discounts on laptops, smartphones, televisions and home devices. But you might be more likely to nab an awesome deal on white goods on a different date, for example.

The best way to truly figure out the best time to buy is to know what you’re buying and track the price over time. Use websites like PriceSpy and CamelCamelCamel to monitor the price of your items and pounce when they’re at the lowest. Remember to check here for any voucher codes or offers to cut the costs of your festive shopping even further.

ᐅ When are the Christmas bank holidays 2023?

As Christmas Day falls on a Monday this year, that day will be a bank holiday. Boxing day on Tuesday 26th December is also a bank holiday, meaning that most of us will get a nice long four-day weekend to celebrate Christmas and relax.

ᐅ What is the returns policy over the Christmas period?

Christmas returns vary from retailer to retailer, but many of the big stores allow extended returns until 31st January. You’ll need proof of purchase in the form of a receipt or gift receipt to get a full refund.

ᐅ When should I book trains for Christmas?

Advance rail tickets are made available 12 weeks before the travel date - that’ll be Friday 27th September if you’re travelling home on Friday 20th December. The golden rule of travelling by train is to buy train tickets as far in advance as possible - especially around Christmas time. With so many people scrambling to get back to their families for the festive season, ticket prices increase the longer you leave it. While it may require some forward planning, it’s certainly worth it to save money on train fares. Remember you can get 33% off rail fares with a Railcard too.