YES Christmas is the time for giving but it's also a time for receiving.

Before you head to shop this festive season, you should make a note of the retailers that are giving away freebies or discounted products this Christmas.

From M&S to Lidl, we've pulled together a list of all the Christmas freebies and discounts on offer from retailers this season.

M&S

M&S hosts a 12 Days of Sparks event every year which starts on December 1 and runs until December 12.

To get involved, you'll need to create a Sparks account – which you can do for free via the M&S or on their website.

For every day you’ll log into the app you’ll get a reward. Simply tap the door which will appear on the screen, and your reward will automatically be added to your account.

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Rewards so far include discounts on clothes, a box of Belgian chocs worth £6 a free bag of Percy Pigs and an Apothecary reed diffuser worth £6.

John Lewis 

This year John Lewis is hosting a 12-day digital advent calendar for My John Lewis members. 

The event runs from December 1 until December 12, 

To receive a gift you need to log into the app each day, each reward will expire at 23:59 on the date stated on the offer. 

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Today’s offer on my app is a free Charlotte Tilbury mini mascara.

DFS

DFS has launched a new virtual advent calendar for 24 days with prizes worth up to £11,000 on offer.

There’s a new prize up for grabs every other day throughout the month.

To win you need to successfully answer a question, then you will be entered in with the chance to win 12 competition prizes.

The prizes include £2,000 to spend on a DFS Sofa, a £2,000 voucher to spend on the Grand Designs collection and more.

The calendar can be accessed on the DFS website.

Morrisons

Morrisons has launched a Christmas collector campaign this year for its More customers.

More customer app users will have received a Christmas Collector campaign on the Morrisons app.

Shoppers needed to be activated no later than November 26.

Shoppers also need to spend the required amount in four out of the specified five weeks to qualify for the More Points bonus.

The More Points bonus will be added to your ‘More Points’ balance within 72 hours of completing the Collector. 

Once you have over 5000 More Points in your account you can generate a Fiver.

The £5 More card voucher will need to be spent three months after it has been generated.

Lidl

Lidl's Plus Christmas advent calendar is back again this year. Starting on December 1 the event will run right up to Christmas Eve.

The calendar is accessed through the Lidl Plus app which is free to install through the Google Play or Apple Store.

Each day a box will appear on the screen, which you tap to reveal the day's coupon.

The coupon you receive on December 24 will be valid up until December 27.

Each coupon will slash the price of a selected Lidl item – but you'd need to use them the day they're received and can only be used once.

The Lidl freebie today is a buy one get one free on Favorina Milk Chocolate Santa's

The budget retailer has also launched a 50% off middle aisle mega sale.

Lidl has slashed the prices of toys, kitchenware, and appliances up until December 8.

Now is the best time to nab discounted advent calendars, many retailers have slashed the prices of Cadbury, Lindt and Mars advent calendars.

Several supermarkets have confirmed they will be slashing the prices of vegetables in the days leading up to Christmas, with prices going down to just 15p.

Remember if something is discounted you should only purchase it if you need it otherwise, you are being encouraged to spend more than you originally planned.

Websites like trolley.co.uk can be useful for food shopping while Latest Deals shares what discounts customers can get at a range of retailers.

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