5 top tips for shopping in the sales

It’s that time of the year when everyone is skint, but somehow we can’t help being tempted by the potential bargains in the January sales. To make life that little bit easier BritMums’ shopping expert Laurretta Wright outlines some pointers that will make your sale shopping more productive, focussed and economical.  1. Make a list…

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Shopping Hauls: The lure of social-media shopping

Ever fallen prey to those enticing ads for amazing products on your social media streams? You know the ones with mesmerising video clips of items you’d previously never heard of but now absolutely can’t live without? BritMum’s resident shopaholic Lauretta Wright at HomeandHorizon delves into the social-media shopping phenomenon. In the past 12 months I’ve…

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Shopping Hauls: Buying online

Over the last two months I’ve made at least six online purchases – and I know that this number is likely to increase the closer we get to Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a visit to the High Street to spot new trends – and for the opportunity to look, touch and get…

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Are you an impulse buyer? Discover strategies to stop

Look up ‘impulse purchases’ online and you might well see my name somewhere in its definition. Case in point: I’ve just got back from seeing friends in Brixton and popped into one of my favourite shops, TKMaxx, to pick up a pair of white trainers. Only I didn’t return with white trainers in my bag;…

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Shopping Hauls: The high street split

I’ve always believed in shopping local to support my community when I can. But sometimes there’s just no competing with online retail shops; and due to financial constraints, I often shop online. But according to a recent survey by Together Money, three in four Brits are with me in believing it’s important to support shops…

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