Christmas deals to help you deck the halls for less this year
by Zoe Stabler, Senior Writer
Christmas can be an expensive time of year, so it’s always good to look out for deals and offers to save a bit of money. We’ve rounded up some Christmas deals and offers for 2023.
Christmas advent calendars
Quidco: Countdown to Quidmas
From 4 December to 18 December Quidco is running an advent calendar where you can get extra cashback on purchases tracked through Quidco.
So far, there’s been 100% cashback from Moonpig and 35% cashback from Toolstation. You can open the advent calendar each day, and the offer is valid for that day only, so you’re unlikely to make use of every single offer.
Plus, if you don’t have Quidco yet, you can get a welcome bonus of more than £15 when you sign up with our link and make your first purchase.
Lidl: 24 days of Christmas coupons
In the Lidl+ app there’s a daily advent calendar giving away coupons for Lidl products. Lidl’s being very secretive about what’ll come up, but the first door was a discount on stollen.
You can take part every day from the 1 to 24 December and coupons are valid until the end of the following day. A present will pop up when you open the app, so you can’t miss it.
Cineworld: 24 days of festive treats
For the countdown to Christmas, Cineworld is running an advent calendar. The best thing it’s given away so far is free popcorn and the chance to win free tickets. There have been child’s activity sheets and recipes, too.
Ikea Advent Calendar
Ikea is running an online advent calendar, with freebies, discounts and deals on offer. We’re unsure how good this will be, as we can’t see what’s on offer until it’s revealed, but you can open the door every day to find out.
Each offer ends at the end of the day.
John Lewis: 12 Treats of Christmas
From 1 until 12 December 2022 you can get a freebie from the John Lewis app. You need to be a member of the free My John Lewis scheme.
The first freebie is a Charlotte Tilbury mini mascara. You’ll have up to 24 hours to open each door on the John Lewis app, and there will be a date to use each offer listed. For the first one (the mascara, it’s 12 December 2023).
However you do need to redeem the offer in a John Lewis store, and not online.
M&S: 12 Days of Freebies
From 1 until 12 December 2022 M&S is giving away discounts and freebies in the Sparks app.
The freebies could include Prosecco, Panettone and Percy Pigs. There will also be some personalised discounts and offers. You’ll have up to 24 hours to open each door on the M&S website and unlock each reward on M&S.com and 48 hours in the app.
Free letter from Santa
Update: 01/12/2023 – you’re probably too late to get a reply from Santa in the post but there is a downloadable response which you can print off.
If you want to keep some of the magic alive, you can get a letter from Santa for your little one for just the cost of a stamp. All you’ve got to do is have them write a letter to Santa and post it (don’t forget a stamp!) before 30 November 2023 and you’ll get a response.
Here are Santa’s instructions:
- Write Santa’s address carefully on the envelope (below)
- Put a stamp on the envelope so it gets to Santa
- Include your full name and address in your letter
And here’s Santa’s address:
There’s also a downloadable reply if you can’t wait (or leave it too late).
Free Dairy Milk bar
The Cadbury Secret Santa Postal Service is back! Cadbury is giving out free bars of Dairy Milk. All you have to do is scan the QR code on a poster that you’ll find at bus stops, train stations and on high streets.
Don’t expect to find a poster at every bus stop you pass — there are a few locations on the website, but these won’t be particularly easy to come by!