THE Boxing Day sales are here – but there are ways to cash in further, as you cash out.
Here’s how to make the most of the bargains (and maybe even bag some buys for next Crimbo in the process).
CHECK EBAY: The days after Christmas will see unused, unwanted gifts being flogged for super-low prices while people have the time off work to list them.
Keep an eye out for new listings while out at the shops — check hourly to make a real saving.
Gift sets and pricier buys are often first up, so you may even be able to stock up for birthday and Christmas presents for next year.
PAPER SAVING: Next Christmas may be the last thing on your mind, but you can ease the strain on next year’s budget by stocking up on wrapping paper, ribbons and cards now.
These goods go straight into the sale and you can save a packet by thinking ahead.
CASHBACK IT: Check quidco.com and get cashback when browsing sales online and get even more money back on your purchases.
Did you know that certain cashback sites offer in-store cashback? Check topcashback.co.uk/in-store to access the list, upload your receipt and ka-ching!
COMPARE IT: Use comparison shopping websites to make sure you are getting the best price whether shopping online or in-store.
Idealo.com is useful as it also has a price history tool, so you know what it cost last week and how much of a saving you are really making.
GIFT IT BACK: We have all received gift cards when what we really need is cash. If you aren’t keen on your store gift cards, head to cardyard.co.uk where you can “sell your card back” for cash (or swap it for one you do want, for you or someone else).
A £100 Debenhams gift card translates to a £81 cash payout or a £85.05 credit for use on the website (towards another gift card) currently. This is great as a New Year’s lump of cash, or for putting in the piggy bank for next year’s festivities.
- All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals/offers subject to availability.
Deal of the Day
FROM today until January 1, get 45 per cent off ALL Emma mattresses with the code BOX45 at checkout on emma-mattress.co.uk/shop.
SAVE: Up to £359.55
STILL need a pressie for someone you forgot? Ant Middleton’s Fearless gift set is now £1.49, down from £3 at Superdrug.
My Sun Savers fiver
ERICA RICHARDSON, from Partington, Manchester, says: “I am saving my fivers to treat my husband on his 80th birthday next year.”
- Send us your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.
LOOKING ahead to New Year’s Eve, I will be picking up a pack of four Aldi champagne glasses for £9.99 instead of this John Lewis pair for £25
SAVE: £15.01 (get four not two)
Reader’s saving tip
MIRAL ORMSBY, from Margate, Kent, says: “Polish mirrors and glasses with cheap shaving cream, it shines and lasts longer.”
- Send us your tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.
Shop & save
THE Polaroid 50in 4K UHD TV is now £289 at Asda, was £349. Perfect for January nights in.
Holidays from £9.50 are BACK!
HOLIDAYS From £9.50 are returning in the New Year as we mark three decades of sending the great British public on fantastic bargain getaways.
The Sun is the nation’s biggest provider of short breaks, which have been enjoyed by more than 55million people since 1990.
Starting on January 4, you can choose from 309 holiday parks to visit across the UK and Europe.
Fancy ticking off some new countries in Europe or visiting some areas of the UK you have never been to before?
If so, our holidays are the perfect base to explore.
Try Cornwall, Devon, East Anglia — or venture abroad to France, Spain or Croatia.
Look out for our special eight-page travel special with Travel Editor Lisa Minot.
There is lots of inspiration and details on the amazing attractions near our holiday parks.
With breaks available from March all the way through to November, you will have a wide range of dates to choose from.
Book either a three-night weekend break — or for those who can go Monday to Friday, take advantage of our midweek offer of four nights for the price of three.
Booking your holiday could not be easier.
All you need to do is collect TEN tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes from the 25 that will be printed daily inside your newspaper from Saturday, January 4.
The best holidays go quickly. Make sure you pick up the paper on the first Saturday of January so you can start collecting — and are ready to pick the top breaks when booking!
- Terms & Conditions: Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions and date restrictions apply. Full T&Cs at thesun.co.uk/holidays.
Your paper could be worth £50,000
Every month YOU could win the super cash giveaway in our Sun Raffle just for reading this paper.
Entering could not be easier – simply download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk.
Then, opt in to each month’s Sun Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the codes printed daily inside the paper – scanning in the app or entering online.
With every code you enter you will earn a Raffle ticket into that month’s £50,000 Raffle.
There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect per month, so make sure to enter as many codes as you can to give yourself the best chance of winning. Remember, you have got to be in it to win it.
Not already a Sun Savers member? Join Sun Savers today.
It only takes a minute to sign up – just search “Sun Savers” in the app store and then download the app, or head to sunsavers.co.uk. To get started, all you need to do is enter a few details.
– T&Cs apply. For full T&Cs see sunsavers.co.uk.
Fancy a free fiver?
YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.
Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.
Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have collected 28.
This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.
For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver.
So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.
We are keeping it super-simple.
You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.
Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.
To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.
With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.
TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.
- PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals/offers subject to availability.