Ring in the New Year for less with bargain ways to celebrate the end of 2020

Ring in the New Year for less with bargain ways to celebrate the end of 2020

12/31/2020

HAPPY new tier! Tonight is going to be an odd New Year’s Eve for all of us.

But I am remaining positive and drumming up some fun for less money, as usual.

While Mrs Crunch today has you covered for food and booze, here are some cheap thrills to get you and your bubble into 2021.

POP STARS: Midnight might usually have involved a sing-song, hug and, for a lucky few, a kiss.

But as we are keeping the fun socially distanced this year without the same numbers of people, I’m thinking it is time to go big on party poppers instead.

There’s still time to pick up a bumper pack at Asda for £1.50.

VINO DIESEL: You may have seen Holly and Phil playing this game on This Morning, and I’m also a fan.

Grab a wine glass, fill it and then roll out loo roll on a table. Pop the glass on the end of the paper and drag it towards you without spilling any. You do a forfeit if the paper tears or you spill your wine.

LET'S GET QUIZZICAL: Think you know the hit 90s TV sitcom Friends like the back of your hand? Get down to Aldi today and hit the Specialbuys section for the ultimate Friends quiz game for £2.49.

If you’re feeling more energetic, “Twerk” or “Floss Pong” are also £3.99 each. Personally, I’ll stick with the quiz.

But with a multitude of free online quizzes, there is no reason why you can’t be the household quiz master and host your own.

Boost the tension with dramatic music clips from YouTube. Of course, you could just play a quiz from online.

VIDEO DRESS-UP: We will all be taking part in a few video calls to say “Happy New Year” to extended family. But make it a bit more fun with some of Poundland’s party range.

There is nothing like a party head-bopper to put a smile on someone’s face.

For the more adventurous, think video charades. Use wardrobe items and kitchen props to bring films and TV shows to life.

Kitchen foil is also a wonder for making props (and you can always un-scrunch and reuse).

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Deal of the day

GET prepped for a January roast dinner with The Co-op’s freezer filler deal.

Buy roast potatoes, Yorkshire puds, parsnips and two desserts for £5, until tomorrow.

Cheap treat

PICK up 28-day aged beef rump steak with mustard butter for just £2.79 this week at Lidl.

It’s perfect for a quick and easy midweek dinner.

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Top swap


I WAS lusting over this £30.99 lamp at valuelights.co.uk.

But you can light up your room with a gorgeous lamp from Tu at Sainsbury’s, which is a very similar design. It is down from £12 to £9.

SAVE: £21.99

Giselle’s little helper

NEW Year, new you?

Aldi’s fitness range is great value and will help you get in shape.

Pick up a tracker band to count steps and calories for £19.99, or a barbell set from £29.99.

There is even resistance bands and yoga mats for £4.99 – great if you can’t get to the gym for a while.

Shop and save

CLEAN up in the Boots sale. I love these West Lab Epsom salts, usually £4.99, now £2.49.

SAVE: £2.50

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