For most of us, Christmas is indeed the “most wonderful time of the year” and the annual Christmas shopping trip is a major part of this. To make sure you get the most out of your big Christmas shop, Jaunt have pulled together a list of options for when it comes to getting to and from your chosen shopping destination.
What are my options?
You’ve got quite a few different ways you can get to and from your Christmas shop and what you decide will depend upon lots of different factors. Here’s just some of your options:
If you’re lucky enough to live close enough to your chosen shopping destination, then you could go old school and just have a walk down to get the big Christmas shopping trip done. After all, it’s convenient, cheap and good for you. However, not all of us are lucky enough to live within walking distance of a big shopping centre and some of us are also just a bit lazy.
One potential option could be to use public transport to get the Christmas shop done. Whether it’s the bus, train or tube, public transport can help to get you to a load of different shopping destinations so that you can take your pick of the outlet stores and big Christmas discounts.
However, when it comes to public transport, you could be limited by the need to stick to a bus, train or tube timetable which isn’t always reliable. This way, you might not be able to do your shop on your terms and if there’s no seats, standing up on a crowded bus is the last thing you want to do after a hard day of shopping.
If you want to guarantee yourself a comfy seat on the way to and from your shop, then getting a taxi could be another option to consider. But, bear in mind, this could be quite expensive, especially if you want to go to a shopping centre quite far away from where you live.
Temporary Car Insurance
One other option then could be to get temporary car insurance so that you can borrow a mate’s or family member’s car to get the shopping done. This way you can do things on your own terms in the comfort of a car and don’t have to pay for the expense of a taxi, just the insurance itself.
Getting insured isn’t as difficult or confusing as you may think either, especially with Jaunt’s temporary car insurance. With Jaunt, if you’re a driver between 18 and 75, you could get insured in minutes and be on the road in 15. The policy is super flexible too so you can get insured on the car or van for the exact amount of time you need it, from 1 hour, or up to 30 days.
Another great advantage of this option is that if you do end up having an accident in another driver’s car, their no-claims bonus won’t be affected.