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Consumers told to be 'money savvy'

Consumers told to be 'money savvy'

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 11/12/2008
First Published: 10/12/2008

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Consumers have been advised to be wise with their money and credit cards in the run-up to Christmas by a finance expert.

According to Michelle Slade, press and PR officer for, there are savings customers can make as they prepare for the typically expensive festive season.

Ms Slade noted that many consumers are making cutbacks to their lifestyle as the economy continues to slow.

Some people are avoiding buying expensive brands in a bid to save money, while others are finding an alternative way to get to work, such as walking instead of driving, she said.

"It is just a case of making sure that you are quite savvy with your money," Ms Slade advised.

One way to save money when buying Christmas food is to use a reward credit card, Abbey stated recently.

The bank suggested that supermarket customers buy their festive goods using its new reward credit card as they will receive cashback for their purchases.

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