Money saving can be hard around Christmas, with energy bills, travel and food costs going up, not to mention the price of presents.

The festive season can leave many Britons worried about finances, and credit cards can help spread the costs over a longer period.

With just 60 days to go, MoneySuperMarket has revealed the best credit cards for the Christmas period.

These include ones with zero percent interest, cashback and other rewards.

Spread the cost and pay no interest

According to the research done by MoneySuperMarket, the Sainsbury’s Bank Dual Offer Credit Card is one to consider for the upcoming months.

The card offers zero percent interest for 29 months, meaning people technically have until 2020 to pay off the cost of Christmas 2018.

Holders of the card can also earn two Nectar points for every £1 spent on Sainsbury’s shopping and fuel.

Earn reward points on your supermarket spending

The John Lewis Partnership Credit Card is also one to consider to help spread the costs of Christmas 2018.

The card is available exclusively through MoneySuperMarket and allows Britons to earn one point per £1 spent on the card in-store or online at John Lewis and Waitrose (and one point per £2 spent elsewhere).

Earn cashback on your Christmas shopping – The American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card offers up to five per cent cashback on spending in the first three months, up to £100, making it ideal for the run-up to Christmas.

Earn cashback on your Christmas shopping

Another Christmas credit card favourite is The American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card.

This card offers up to five percent cashback on spending in the first three months, up to £100, making it ideal for the run-up to Christmas.

On top of recommending credit cards, MoneySuperMarket also revealed some other tips to save money in time for Christmas.

This includes switching to a current account that offers cash or gift card incentives.

Current accounts recommended include HSBC’s Advance Bank Account, which offers £150 cashback for those who apply, with an extra £50 for those who stay after 12 months.

M&S Bank Current Account offers a similar reward, giving switchers £125 in M&S vouchers, which is topped up with £5 each month for a year.

Another account offering a switching incentive is NatWest. Its Reward Account pays two percent reward on eligible household bills, as well as offering £125 cashback incentive to those switching before 3 December.

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis also recently gave his advice on the best Christmas bank accounts to switch to. 

Martin said Britons need to be “freeing up cash so you’ve got more.”

He said there are “lots of methods you can use to get cash in your pockets. Let me give you three tips from the show.”

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