I don't know about you but I love a good bargain. Whether it's a free coffee or 50% off a new restaurant in town, I always keep an eye out for offers if it's something I'd normally pay for anyway.

Particularly in the run up to Christmas, it's nice to have a big of extra cash to spend on the things you'd like to treat yourself (or loved ones) to. The internet offers lots of ways for us to do that - spoiler alert, I'm not talking about getting your kit off with a webcam - so I've pulled together my top tips and how I manage to be frugal in December.


This can cover a lot of things, from cash back from shopping online to watching videos for free 'swag bucks' - I get most of mine from filling out surveys and I've managed to amass various £10 vouchers so far, so I'm certainly feeling the benefits.

Using my referral link: http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/leamarieee, you will receive a bonus 300 SB when you get started. I also get a referral bonus and a percentage of what you make, at no loss to you and feel free to get in touch with any questions on getting up and running. You can then refer your own friends and family to do the same and spread the love and cash!

I actually used another referral link to sign up myself, so I'm hugely glad someone else gets to benefit when I use it for no extra effort *polishes halo*


For those of you who are done with eBay or never really got stuck into it, Depop is one of the many apps around now that make it easy to sell clothes online. Not only have I sold quite a few items on here (hence getting a fair amount of money) I've also found some great second hand bargains too.

Tips: Take some good, clear pictures of the items and where possible, add a picture of somebody wearing it. Remember to cover your actual postage cost too, there's no point in adding items for a ridiculously low price if it doesn't actually gain you any kind of profit, or it costs you more to do so.


This is not an uncommon way to make some money and this gives you a percentage of money back every time you shop online. There are a huge amount of retailers that participate in this, so it's super useful for Christmas present shopping right now!

Again if you'd like to check it out, either head directly to the site or use my referral link here: https://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/leamarieee (I get a referral bonus which is no additional effort for you, but I would appreciate hugely!)


This website is more commonly known and is full of financial and money-saving tips. Martin Lewis appears on TV fairly often and has become quite the point of wisdom when it comes to the best ways to save.

Signing up to the email means you'll get all the latest offers and if you have spare time on your hands, it's good to take a look on ways you could handle your finances a little better.

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Hopefully this post helps some people get some extra cash this Christmas. I've included a couple of my own referral links above, but of course, you can also head directly to these websites and sign up by yourself if preferred.

Let me know if you find any of these work for you, or if you've any other websites I should check out.