Keep the Christmas spirit flowing over the festive period.
Well I know it’s only October but this next tip will make the difference between having a chilled bottle of your favourite wine in the fridge or drinking your way through with a hot chocolate over christmas.
Now this tip may not be suited to everyone, especially the tea total out there. I hate it over the festive period when you spend all day preparing the dinner having a couple of glasses along the way while listening to your latest CD bought for you by your loved one after you may have mentioned at some point you liked a song earlier in the year!
When you finally settle in for the night to find that you’ve drank all the nice wine, or you don’t have any baileys because the shelves were empty when you did your shop on Christmas eve, and you were grieved to pay over the top for another bottle.
Stock up to save disappointment
What I tend to do is around summer time clear out either some space at the bottom of the wardrobe or at the back of the broom cupboard to set me up for those noghts in over Christmas and new year.
Each time I visit the supermarket I always have a little look down the booze isle, as I like to call it. Carefully scanning the deals I will from time to time select a couple of bottles of either white of red. You can pick up some great bargains on reduced wines down from £10 to a fiver it’s really that simple. It saves so much time having to go down the isles at Christmas racing to get that last bottle or getting up at 9am after you saw an advert on the television knowing that millions of other will also be doing the same thing to grab that deal.
Why not search online
This tip is a beauty and saved me loads this year. I was out at Tesco and they had a deal on Cava a selected bottle from £13 down to a fiver, what a bargain, but they had non in stock! And even if they did you could only have three bottles per customer. So undeterred I set off home and logged on to Tesco.com where by my surprise they did have it in stock. After adding three boxes, yes 18 bottles to my shopping cart I then realised that if you spent over £100 online with a voucher you could get another 15% off. In the end after another fifteen percent off I worked out that each bottle ended up costing £4.25, plus it was delivered the next day!
The moral is if you prepare yourself for the festive season and want the spirits to flow from Christmas eve till new years then stock up early. Don’t stress yourself out rushing to the supermarket early then feeling disappointed because the there is non left and you end up paying for full priced alcohol.