Leave your troubles behind with our cut-price snacks and let the good times roll this Christmas — plus win £15,000 in our raffle

A survey has shown that the nation is expected to spend an extra £225 per household on food and booze at Christmas.

But I’ve got some tips on how you can reduce your share of that spend, with some treats that are as mouth-watering as they are pocket-pleasing.

  • EASY CHEESY: Not only does baked Camembert look fancy and taste great but it’s so easy to make. Just pair it with some crusty bread and you’ve got yourself a winner. Aldi have a large baking Camembert wheel for just £5.49, compared to one the same size at Waitrose costing £6.99.
    SAVING: £1.50
  • BEEF UP: As well as being a welcome change from the ever-present quiche and sausage rolls, this quirky take on a classic can be great value too. While Waitrose have 12 mini beef Yorkshire puddings for £6, you can buy the same delicious dozen from Asda for just £3.
    SAVING: £3
  • GET LUCKY: If your hosting a bash at home, why not tell friends and family it’s a pot-luck theme? Prepare a few standard main items of party fare and ask guests to bring along their own favourites. It’s then lucky dip what you’ll all be eating. Not only does it save you loads of time and money, it also gets everyone involved on the day. It’s all very Christmassy.
  • SEE ME ROLLIN’: Classic profiteroles may seem too traditional, but quality never goes out of fashion. Asda Party Chocolate and Hazelnut Profiteroles, £2 for 360g are sure to go down a treat. You’ll get more bang for your buck than Melbury & Appleton’s version, Chocolate Hazelnut Bignole, £3.75 for just six.
    SAVE: at least £1.75
  • QUACKIN’ DEAL: Add a little Oriental flavour to your table with duck spring rolls. You can pick up ten for £1 from B&M’s new line of party food, compared to ten for £2 from Asda.
    SAVE: £1

Top swap

CLEANSE with the HoMedics facial cleansing brush from the DigitalWonders store on eBay, a cheaper alternative to the Clarisonic Mia 2 cleanser.
SAVE: £74.01

Reader's saving tip

PATRICIA OLIVER from Bangor, County Down, says: “I use my old copies of The Sun to make “paper sticks”, excellent as money-saving kindling on my fire during the cold winter months.”

  • Send tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Shop & save

TUCK into Sainsbury’s new Melting Belgian Chocolate Billionaires Dome. Now half price, down from £12.
SAVE: £6

Hot right now

SPRUCE up your decorations at Homebase, where there is a tasty £10 off all cut Christmas trees – while stocks last.

My Sun Savers fiver

EILEEN RAYNES from Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancs, says: “I’m saving my Savers fivers for a helicopter ride for my mum’s birthday.”

  • Send your Savers fiver story to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Cheap treat

FURRY friend fans will love this Lisa Buckridge It’s A Dog’s Life mustard tea towel from beautynaturals.com. RRP £10, now £5.
SAVE: £5

Deal of the day

ENJOY a spin in a go-kart with teamsport.co.uk. Book one full paying adult or child – and get another driver for just £1, usually from £20pp.
SAVE: £19

Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.

Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.


There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.

To take part go to sunsavers.co.uk or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.

Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.

Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.

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Fancy a free fiver?

YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.

Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.

Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.

For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.

We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.

Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.

To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.

With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

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