Captain Crunch's guide to 12 saves of Christmas

GOOD news if you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping – there are hundreds of bargains to grab.

Stores were expecting a festive boom after two years of austerity and the threat of January 4′s VAT rise. But the spending spree has not materialised, with many shoppers put off by the bad weather.

Shops have effectively brought forward their Boxing Day and January sales. I have scoured high streets and the internet to find the 12 Saves of Christmas.

Kylie Minogue Sexy Darling Gift Set

PERFUME and body lotion with “a darker, more sexy twist” on the star’s first scent. the set is usually 29 but Savers have it for 12.99.


OFFER: 12.99

SAVE: 16.01

Jasper Conran Male

JASPER CONRAN’S spray and shower gel set for men is heavily discounted at Tesco. the supermarket have similar savings on many other men’s and women’s branded scents, including Burberry, Victoria Beckham and Elizabeth Arden.



SAVE: 13

Apple iPod Touch 8GB, 4th Generation

APPLE’S latest version of the very popular iPod Touch has a thinner design and two cameras. Prices usually start from 189.99 but Netto have stocks for 159.99.

NORMALLY: 189.99

OFFER: 159.99

SAVE: 30

7ft 6in Green Salzburg Christmas Tree

B&Q are heavily discounting Christmas trees and lights. and believe it or not, their January DIY sale starts today.

NORMALLY: 119.98

OFFER: 59.99

SAVE: 59.99

Emachine Eme442 Laptop

WITH a 15.6in screen this laptop is ideal for internet surfing and storing photos etc. Asda have a great deal.


OFFER: 267

SAVE: 123

Cadbury 400g Biscuit Assortment

A CHOCOLATE biscuit assortment in a tin is a must-have Christmas tradition for many of us. Makers always bump up their prices at this time of year so it pays to spot deals like this at Morrisons.


OFFER: 4.49

SAVE: 4.49

Hornby City Industrial Train Set

WOOLWORTHS have gone but Woolworths. is good for bargains. This train set includes a steam engine, coach, three wagons, oval track and two buildings.


OFFER: 43.95 (including next-day delivery)

SAVE: 86

Christmas Bear

CLINTON CARDS’ offers include three-for-two on stocking fillers and buy-one-get-one-half-price on many calendars and boxed cards. This 9.99 bear is just 4.99 if you spend more than 15.


OFFER: 4.99


Six Light-Up Crackers

MARKS & SPENCER’S luxury crackers have great gifts and come with flashing lights that look fantastic as part of a dinner setting. the only problem was the price but they’re on offer now.


OFFER: 19.75

SAVE: 19.75

Hi Gear Downpour & Purge Jackets

THESE men’s and women’s three-in-one jackets have a RRP of 59.99 but until Sunday they are 19.99 if you use a 5 discount card at GO Outdoors.


OFFER: 24.99 (includes cost of discount card)

SAVE: 35

Prosecco Conegliano

SAINSBURY’S are pushing their Taste the difference Italian sparkling white wines as the new champagne. Sales of the Prosecco Conegliano have doubled on last year and are expected to pass a million bottles easily by Christmas.


OFFER: 6.65

SAVE: 3.34

Adidas Ciero

THE trendy trainers have an RRP of 55 but are 40 with Footasylum. the chain have similar savings on many other branded trainers and clothing, including Fred Perry and Fila.



SAVE: 15

ASDA have held on to top spot in my weekly basket of basic groceries.

The basket is: sliced bread (800g), milk (two pints), butter (250g), cheddar (500g), eggs (10 medium or large), cornflakes (750g), orange juice (one litre), baked beans (220g), minced beef (500g) and seedless grapes (500g).

Some sizes adjusted to match. Quality may vary.

Asda 8.70 =


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