MARTIN Lewis has revealed the exact date to get a half-price Christmas dinner.
The money-saving expert has given tips on how to bag some bargains on your festive food shop.
There is a lot of pressure on the purse strings at this time of year so every little helps when it comes to getting a deal.
If you are looking for ways to cut back there are some dates that you might want to mark off in your diary.
Martin Lewis has shared the best time to head to the supermarket to get reductions on your Christmas dinner essentials.
During an episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV the money guru gave a "Festive Forecaster" where he revealed when supermarkets will start to reduce their items.
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If you want to get a "half-price Christmas Dinner" there is one date you should keep your eyes peeled for.
Martin said: "Christmas veg is likely to be reduced around Monday 12 December.
"I suspect there will be big Christmas veg deals coming when we get to that time of year."
He also had an important message for Lidl customers, he said: "For the past few years, Lidl has done a £10 off £40 voucher via a newspaper."
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"The date has moved slightly on this one, so if you're looking to shop in Lidl, keep your eye out".
Last year in the run-up to the big day major supermarkets including Aldi and Tesco sparked a festive frenzy in the race to be the cheapest.
Aldi slashed the price of its turkeys six days before Christmas by 20p per kilo from £4.19 to £3.99.
Tesco also cut the price of its fresh whole turkeys to £4 per kilogram, which was a whole 19p cheaper than the turkeys on Aldi and Lidl.
Sainsbury's also went head to head with Lidl in a battle to offer the cheapest Christmas veg.
The supermarkets were offering a 2k bag of potatoes for as little as 15p and a number of festive staples including sprouts, carrots, and parsnips for just 19p.
Meanwhile, Martin Lewis also revealed how you can get some M&S freebies in the run-up to the big day.
He said that last year some people got free gin, chocolates, mince pies and discounts in the retailer's 12 days of M&S event last year.
In another savvy shopping tip, he also revealed the exact dates you can get up to 70% off all of your Christmas presents and where to shop when the sales hit.
We can also reveal the cheapest places to buy a Christmas tree this week.
How to save money on your supermarket shop at Christmas
For some Christmas is the best time of the year and for others, it just means more financial woes.
If you are trying to think of ways you can have a nice Christmas without breaking the bank, there are a few things you can do.
It might be getting a bit late to join a savings scheme, but a number of supermarkets do them, and you can still sign up.
Even if it will not make much difference this year, you can always be thinking ahead to make things a little easier next year.
Morrisons, Asda, Iceland and Sainsbury's all have Christmas savings schemes.
Meanwhile, if you are a fan of loyalty cards, Christmas might be a good time to use up your points, you might be surprised by how many you have saved up.
Also, keep an eye out for the yellow stickered items and pay attention to what day and time your local supermarket discounts items as it does vary.
As a guide, we have a full list of supermarkets and the exact time you can expect to get yellow-stickered bargains.
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