My cheap Christmas begins here…
Picked up my first Christmas present yesterday and it cost me a grand total of 94p! A Lynx gift set that should have cost £6.99 so was a saving of £6.05 which is an 86% saving, that is the sort of discount I like. I am really determined to save as much money as possible this year on Christmas presents. I usually go overboard and spend excessively which then leaves me in financial dire straits for the start of the new year. I suffer badly from anxiety so I feel the need to please everyone even if that leaves me in a muddle. My obsessive compulsive tendencies kick in and I can not stop spending til I run out of cash. I am going to try very hard this year to keep this as under control as possible and I think the best plan to do that is to plan ahead, set a budget and stick to it.
So how did I bag this fabulous bargain?
I have to thank the wonderful Emma who runs the amazing blog From Aldi to Harrods. She mentioned on her blog recently that Amazon Prime student members get a £5.00 discount on one lightning deal offer. I had a flick through the lightning deals and found the gift set on sale for £5.94 for a limited amount of time, then when I put the Code Student5 in the promotions box another £5 came off leaving a balance of just 94p really can not complain at an offer like that! Plus because it is a Prime deal I got free next day delivery too.
How can you join student Amazon Prime?
The first 6 months are absolutely free! You get all the features of Amazon Prime except the lending library free ebook borrowing, which means you get unlimited free next day delivery which in my opinion is worth its weight in gold, you also get unlimited streaming of all the Prime movies and TV shows. You also get the new Prime Music feature which is similar to Spotify in the way it works but without the adverts! When I am no longer eligible for the student discount with Amazon Prime I will most definitely keep the service at full price, the free delivery alone has easily saved me more than the full price of Prime in delivery cost savings. After 6 months the price of Amazon Prime is £39 per year compared to the normal price of £79 however you do not have to continue with your subscription after your trial, as long as you cancel your Prime membership before the six months is up you will not be charged a penny.
What are your plans for Christmas / The Holiday Season? Do you plan on being frugal or will you be splashing out? Please leave me a comment below, I look forward to reading them.
Much love as always…
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