WITH Christmas less than 11 weeks away, the countdown is officially on.
But with the cost-of-living crisis putting a strain on finances, chances are you're worrying about how you're going to be able to afford your 'usual' Christmas.
Well, one savvy money-saving guru has come up with the perfect solution to stop you worrying about your finances.
TikTok user @myfinanceedit posted a helpful video explaining how you should add one additional item to your weekly shop from now until Christmas.
The list includes: A box of chocolates, bottle of wine, stuffing and gravy, oil or duck fat and bin bags.
Other items she advises should be added to your shopping list are sharing crisps, herbs and spices, ice cream/gateau, juices/cartons, biscuits and mince pies.
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The final two things completing the list are crackers and a new decoration.
The money-saving guru captioned the post: "This is such an easy way to get some of your Christmas essentials over the next 13 weeks by adding an extra item or 2 on to your usual weekly shop. That way you don’t really notice the extra spend."
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The post has since racked up an impressive 384,000 views and been flooded with comments online.
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"Such a good idea," enthused one.
A second commented: "Always start this end of August spreads the cost."
A third praised: "This is so clever."
Meanwhile, a fourth noted: "Great idea!"
Another wrote: "I've started doing this a few weeks ago."
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And a further added: "I do this every year, always helps to spread the cost, as I have 18 to feed at Christmas."
Elsewhere, one more revealed: "Been doing this for years, spreads the cost and helps with items that are likely to sell out."
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