Get into the Christmas spirit with top tipples and festive fizz on a budget – plus win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

With the average household already splashing out more than £800 on prezzies and food, saving on booze can make a big difference.

Drinks expert Christopher Walkey, known as the Godfather of Bubbles, reveals his tips for finding the best booze on a budget.

GIN WIN: “Head to Aldi for the award-winning Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin, £9.99 for 70cl. Its Colombo No.7 gin is twice the price at £19.99.”
SAVE: £10

FILL IN THE BLANC: “Snap up Lidl’s Marlborough Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, £8.99, and slice up a pineapple, 97p, for a Christmas cocktail that will serve loads of friends.”
DOUBLE DEAL: “Did you know that a magnum is twice the size of a standard 75cl bottle? Sainsbury’s has an excellent offer of £14 for a magnum of Most Wanted Sauvignon Blanc — cheaper than two regular bottles at £8 each.”
SAVE: £2

BARGAIN BUBBLES: “There are loads of sparkling wines made in the exact same way as champagne, but for a fraction of the price. Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut costs £11.49 but I love the supermarket’s Crémant De Loire rosé, which is £7.99.”
SAVE: £3.50

LOW-SECCO: “At Christmas it often pays to buy in bulk. Asda’s brilliant bundle offers let you buy six mix-and-match bottles and get 25 per cent discount. So you can get six £9.48 Villa Jolanda Prosecco bottles and save nearly £15.”
SAVE: £14.22

BREWS NEWS: “At Tesco you can save on Stella Artois bottles (284ml) when you buy two packs of 20 for only £20 rather than £14 a pack. The beer drinkers at your house will say cheers to that.”
SAVE: £8

Top swap

MAKE a splash at bathtime this Christmas with Home Bargains’ Festive Fig & Pomegranate Bauble which is a lot cheaper than the Molton Brown Muddled Plum Festive Shower Gel Bauble.
SAVE: £11.01

Reader's saving tip

LYNN Watrson from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, says: “Keep your clothes smelling great by storing your washing powder in your wardrobe.”

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Shop & save

ENJOY a festive treat with Cadbury’s Chocolate Mini Rolls 10 Pack, on offer in Tesco. Was £2.50, now £1.25.
SAVE: £1.25

Hot right now

CHRISTMAS health and beauty gift sets, including Dove, are half price at Tesco.

My Sun Savers fiver

JOAN Peace from Deal, Kent, says: “I’m going to take my three grand- children out for some festive treats with my Sun Savers fivers.”

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Cheap treat

AAH!. . . Here’s a great offer, nearly 25 per cent off Bisto Best Turkey Gravy in Costcutter. RRP £2.40, now £1.83.
SAVE: 57p

Deal of the day

BUY the Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle from which includes: Nintendo Switch console and Mario Kart 8. Was £329.98, now £279.99.
SAVE: £49.99

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