A little about us…
Variety Christmas Savings Club is a family run business, started by Austin and Barbara Polding in 1979 and now run by their son Sean.
In the beginning…
Before Variety, the couple owned a furniture store called Home Plan in the small market town of Newton-Le-Willows. As well as traditional furniture and carpets, the store also used to sell homewares and soft furnishings.
Austin and Barbara arranged ‘house-parties’ in the local community to show the goods they had available and would arrange for the more expensive items to be repaid with small weekly payments that their customers could more easily afford.
The idea of a Christmas savings scheme soon developed as customers started saving with them for items they would need just at Christmas, like food and drink hampers, children’s toys and bikes, and Christmas lights and decorations. Variety Christmas Savings was born!
From these humble beginnings in 1979, initially helping local people, we have gone on to help over a million people all across the UK to save for Christmas.
More than 35 years since Variety started, times might have changed but the need to save for the most expensive time of year hasn’t. We’ve said goodbye to hampers, gifts and products and instead focus solely on gift cards and vouchers because they offer the best value. You can buy exactly what you want, from your favourite high street and online stores, knowing that you’ve not been overcharged. You get the exact amount you’ve saved back in your pocket in your chosen gift cards and vouchers.
Our range of gift cards and vouchers is the biggest and best. We offer gift vouchers from Amazon, Primark, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Boots, Love2shop, Asda, Tesco… the list goes on and on.
Austin and Barbara might have been retired for many years but still take pride in knowing that families all over the country enjoy magical Christmases by saving with Variety Christmas Savings Club. If you live locally and decide to pop in to make your payments personally, you might even meet them on one of their weekly visits.