This woman bought £400 worth of Christmas shopping... for £6!

Students everywhere are at the age where you are expected to buy presents for family or friends, maybe boyfriend or girlfriend. But with the crippling debt and overdraft, it is hard to buy good presents and not spend much.

Well, step forward Kerenza Richards from Somerset who has managed to buy £400 worth of festive shopping... for just £6!

A self-proclaimed "coupon queen," she used coupon codes, vouchers, special offers and promotions to save hundreds of pounds.

This has led her to be subjected to widespread attention in the national press.

She has managed to buy things for all the family for next to nothing, including two Furby toys (which would normally cost £99.98) for just £2!

She has finished buying her presents, but she still has to bring in the Christmas dinner. Although a traditional dinner for five adults and three children would cost around £200, she claims that she will be able to get it for FREE!

She is the owner and founder of money-saving blog CouponMamaUK and is a dedicated coupon collector.

She said:

"Christmas can be really expensive, but if you use coupons it can cost you next to nothing.
"The only thing I've got left to get is the Christmas food shop, which would probably cost around £200 with all the trimmings.
"But with all my coupons I'm confident I'll get it for free - I did last year."

This is also impressive for the fact that she has completed it by early November, unlike the rest of us who probably finish at 6pm on Christmas Eve.

A lot of Kerenzas Christmas decorations are recycled, too - she bought her tree at a car boot sale for just £5, and she frequents charity shops for a lot of her decorations, as well as creating handmade decorations with her children.


She also writes directly to companies, praising products she loves and is rewarded with free samples and money off vouchers.

"Once you get into it, it becomes really addictive."

"On everyday items, I must save at least £30 a week, and I save a lot on birthdays and Christmas too.
"I reckon since I started three years ago I must have saved nearly £30,000."

Holy crap! That amount of saving would pay tuition fees.

Here is a full list of what she bought this Christmas and for what, compared to its RRP:

Kids’ Christmas Gifts:

Toy Story Buzz RRP £24.99 paid: £0

Ninja Turtles Toys RRP £69.99 paid £0

Furby X2 RRP £99.98 paid £2

Lion Guard Toy RRP £39.99 Paid £0

Paw Patrol Toy RRP £59.99 paid £3.50

Play-doh set RRP £9.99 paid 59p

Lego Sets RRP £89.99 Paid £2.23

Sylvanian family sets RRP £59.99 paid £0

In The Night Garden Toy RRP £29.99 paid £0

Disney Rapunzel Styling Head RRP £12.99 paid £0

Adult Christmas Gifts:

Designer Watch RRP £199.99 paid £0

Hair Straighteners RRP £69 paid £0

Bottle Of Whiskey RRP £20 Paid 38p

Perfumes RRP £130 paid £0

Yankee Candles RRP £40 paid £0

Food & Alcohol so far:

4x Tins Of Chocolates (Roses, Quality Streets etc) RRP £20 paid £0

Luxury Biscuit tins X2 RRP £10 paid £0

Bottle Of Baileys RRP £15 paid £0

4x pots of Pringles RRP £6 paid £0

Pretzels RRP £2.50 paid £0

3x bottles of wine RRP £26 paid £0

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