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Half price xmas crackers

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Mumsy Sat 03-Dec-16 08:03:31

Debenhams have boxes of 12 luxury xmas crackers reduced from £20 to £10.

Greenfinch Sat 03-Dec-16 08:25:31

Thanks Mumsy but still too expensive for me.I think crackers are one of the biggest rip offs of Christmas

glammanana Sat 03-Dec-16 08:29:07

Thanks for the information Mumsy I will tell DD to-day she is off to Liverpool for her table decorations this morning,we don't need to buy any as there are only the 2 of us and we spend Xmas Day at DDs house so all sorted for us.

Izabella Sat 03-Dec-16 14:01:36

We get a small box in the sales afTer Xmas

ninathenana Sat 03-Dec-16 15:27:44

We have had ours since the January sales. Likewise wrapping paper and cardng
A bargain though for those interested.

HildaW Sat 03-Dec-16 17:09:27

My main gripe with crackers is that no matter how plush the exterior....the insides are all much the same...I'd love something a bit different and that does not wreak of child labour in some far off country!

rosesarered Sat 03-Dec-16 17:28:49

The whole point of crackers is that they must have the same corny things in them.tchgrin the little red mood fish, the mini playing cards, the whistle, the small measuring spoons, the tiny tape measure, the tiny plastic hair slides ( always fun if bald Grandad gets that one) and the little dice.Anything better would be a disappointment.Having said that, I did look at the Debenhams ones, and they do look attractive, so thanks mumsy for the info.

Beammeupscottie Sat 03-Dec-16 22:51:14

I love the stuff in crackers! I have in my handbag some mini-nailclippers, magnifying glass and little tape measure.

Jalima Sat 03-Dec-16 23:05:22

Why do you have to be 12 or over to buy Christmas crackers?(Debenhams website)
(Not that I can see any under 12s going on a Debenhams website ordering the Christmas crackers anyway).

Jan51 Sun 04-Dec-16 09:04:42

Thank you for the tip. I have ordered 2 boxes on line which are being delivered straight to DD house where we will be spending Christmas. Something else we won't have to get in the car.

Beammeupscottie Sun 04-Dec-16 12:16:05

Waitrose have six crackers for £5. Why pay more?

Jalima Sun 04-Dec-16 12:46:17

hmm the Debenhams ones have 12 in a pack, so if there are more than 6 of you at the table it would be £10 anyway.

Beammeupscottie Sun 04-Dec-16 13:22:59

I made a mistake. Their essential crackers are 12 for £5.
Last year's at half-price.

Maggiemaybe Sun 04-Dec-16 14:12:04

B & M has just opened near us, and I got a box of their 10 luxury crackers for £2.99, which is much less than I usually pay, even half-price in the sales. They've a lot of styles and colours and the contents look as good as anything I've had before too.

Of course I've now found the ones I bought half-price in the sales last year...

Jalima Sun 04-Dec-16 16:50:34

I don't have to fetch the crackers; last year I used the year's before which had kept very well in the attic and snappedvery satisfactorily.

Ana Sun 04-Dec-16 16:54:53

Jalima, you have to be over 12 to buy crackers because they contain explosives! grin

Ana Sun 04-Dec-16 16:56:04

(It was 16 until 2013!)

Jalima Sun 04-Dec-16 17:06:01

Of course!!

Goodness knows what an under-12 could get up to with a box of crackers

Ana Sun 04-Dec-16 17:07:41

Yes, doesn't bear thinking about...shock

rosesarered Sun 04-Dec-16 18:00:17

explosives? You mean that soft pop they make [or don't make]