Cash-strapped mum bags £125 off Disney and LOL Surprise Christmas toys using secret sales website

A MUM has revealed how she bagged £125 off her kids Christmas presents using a secret sales website.

Aimee, a 34 year old mum from Hull, has now wrapped up her kid's Christmas presents with three weeks to spare.

The mum of Blake aged 9 & Willow aged 3, Aimee used the website LovetheSales.com to hunt down bargains after struggling with her budget.

She said: “ December is always a big stress to get presents sorted for the kids.

“But I was recently made redundant, so I had to be cautious with the amount I spent on Christmas presents this year.

“Looking for presents was low down on my list, but Dad has to work over Christmas so we had planned to do gifts for the kids now, so he could see them open the presents.


"When I'm stressed like this I tend to buy the first thing I find and end up spending more than I need to. But this year I spent a bit more time shopping around early Christmas deals.

"That's when I came across LovetheSales.com. I never heard of the site before, I actually found it through the Disney toy sale page."

LovetheSales.com is a sales shopping platform, bringing all the Christmas, Boxing Day & January sales onto one site.

Shoppers can save on everything from Toys, to Fashion & Electronics.

Aimee went on to talk about her savings, "I planned to buy Willow a Disney doll set and spend time later in the week getting Blake's presents.

“But I was finding so many things to get both of them, before I knew it my Christmas shopping was done!

"I was so happy to get 50 per cent off the Disney dolls Willow wanted, and I couldn't believe it when I found L.O.L Surprise dolls discounted, I can never find them in the sales!

"I can't tell you how much of a relief it is to save the money before Christmas. It's one less headache for me,and now I can concentrate on the other 50,000 things that need doing."

AIMEE’S CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TIPS

Set yourself a budget. I am the worst for spending too much at Christmas, but this year I wrote down a budget for each shopping trip. Whether it's Christmas decorations, the food shop or presents, if you have a budget to stick to, it's easier not to go over it. 

Ask your friends 'where to shop?' I ask my friends where they buy their kid's toys & clothes from all the time. They love sharing the deals they get, and it's a great way to get ideas on where to shop. 

Set yourself a cut off date for deliveries. I know parents will be shopping online this year, so don't get burnt by the Christmas delivery cut-offs. Find out the final delivery dates for your favourite online shops, and make sure you order before the date.

Stuart McClure, co-founder of LovetheSales.com, commented on Aimee's money saving story, "Parents will be feeling the pinch this Christmas, but it's actually a big myth that people have to wait till Boxing Day before shopping the sales.

“Retailers start discounting now to attract online Christmas shoppers. It’s worth checking out sales marketplaces like LovetheSales.com to see if your favourite retailers are offering early Christmas deals, and then compare deals on the same product to get the best price.”

The shopping comparison site LovetheSales.com tracks 6 million deals from 1,000 UK retailers.

In other festive news, these are the bargain ways you can decorate your home for Christmas.

And this mum creates incredible ‘invisible’ Christmas tree using FISHING LINE & people are in love with it.

Plus this mum transforms son’s dinosaur toys with gold paint & they make great budget Christmas decorations.

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