'Tis the way to stay in touch this Christmas

The time leading up to Christmas is rife with offers too good to resist. So make the most of them early, like this Nokia phone offer from Pennytel, which can help you prepare for the good times ahead and even finish your shopping.
The time leading up to Christmas is rife with offers too good to resist. So make the most of them early, like this Nokia phone offer from Pennytel, which can help you prepare for the good times ahead and even finish your shopping.

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Christmas comes but once a year and when it does it brings good cheer, a little panic, slight hysteria, a dose of shopping fatigue but invariably lots of fun.

Many of the issues around Christmas centre on gift buying and often the financial strain it can create.

Every year thousands of Australians set out with the best intentions to start their festive shopping early to avoid crowds and stress and not to overspend.

By getting on the front foot to control the angst of gift giving and large bills before Christmas, you will be set up for a happy New Year.

Once you have enjoyed the festive season there will be time to start the New Year right.

Tips to survive the present shopping period include:

1. However you shop, start as early as you can. There is nothing more stressful than a last minute present panic.

2. Make a list of who you are buying for and subtract or selectively add to this.

3. Set and stick to a gift budget. You needn't put yourself in financial peril for the New Year and the best way to prevent this is to not overspend on presents by not deviating from your budget.

4. Shop online as much as possible. Stick with well-known brands and spend time researching your purchases by visiting many websites.

Then when you have decided, hit the virtual checkouts and sit back and wait for those gifts to arrive.

5. Plan your outings to the shops, choose the right timings like early in the weeks, mornings and late at night which are quieter.

6. Shop the sales or take advantage of great offers you see pop up. Deals can start weeks before Christmas so keep your eyes open.

While you're shopping and comparing why not look out for a great deal for yourself.

Whether it's buying gifts for the grandkids or looking for a good deal for you and your spouse, it's a time to be on the lookout for offers too tempting to resist.

One such offer now on the market comes from telco Pennytel who have identified the new Nokia smartphones with Android One as great gifts that will be appreciated well into the New Year.

Leading up to Christmas and the holiday period, Pennytel are offering a 30 per cent discount on Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 2.2 bundled with one of their great value plans.

Nokia 2.2 with Android One is the latest phone option in the Pennytel launch of mobile phones.

This phone has a sleek, durable design with an edge-to-edge screen, Android 9 Pie's Adaptive Battery for longer lasting power and is future proof and secure with up to three years of updates.

Get one now to take some memorable Christmas happy-snaps with the phone's 13MP low-light camera.

For more information call Pennytel on 1300 262 146 or go to Pennytel.com.au

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