It's not just department stores and supermarkets offering impressive discounts to lure us shoppers on to the high street.
It's also possible for beauty lovers to benefit from the credit crunch, not least at Boots right now, where there's a 10 per cent discount on fragrance gift sets until Wednesday, December 17, 2008.
And that's on top of any existing discounts. So the Dior Miniatures Gift Set, for instance, which contains four of the famous brand's top scents, costs £23.79 instead of £26.43.
The Calvin Klein Man Gift Set was £34.26 and is now £30.83. And Diesel Fuel For Life Gift Set for women is £23.79 from £26.43.
Stock up for all the family and you could save enough to buy one for yourself.