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Saving money during the holidays?

How can I save money this holiday shopping season?

Re: How can I save money this holiday shopping season?

The Bump Expert

’Tis the season to be thoughtful, loving, caring….many things…though not extravagant. When it comes to gift giving for parents, siblings, and the like, you have just brought into the world the most priceless gift of all -- your baby. Spend a Saturday snapping photos of your tiny bundle, printing them at home, and popping them into (inexpensive) picture frames. That’s a gift no grandparent can resist. 

If you typically buy gifts for your friends, get together and decide that this is the year you’ll spend time together, not money. Either have a party at one person’s house or, if you can’t resist the tradition of gift giving, designate a spending limit together and buy one gift each, sit in a circle, and instruct everyone to pass their present to the right.

When shopping, look out for words such as “summer,” “discontinued,” “clearance,” and “past season” -- they’ll lead you to valuable treasure. Monogrammed beach towels and bathrobes make excellent gifts. In your card, include that you’re wishing the family well on their upcoming vacation, and you’ll look clever, not cheap. The thought actually will count! Even toys and games go on sale. Steer clear of the classic markups on sweaters or things produced especially for this season. Online retailers usually have a better selection of sale items, mostly because they can stock items in big warehouses instead of at expensive real estate at the mall. Plus, while you’ll have to pay for shipping, shopping around town means paying for the price of gas.

Brett Graff

Saving money during the holidays?

One way to save money during the holidays is to offer your help and time instead of expensive gifts. As a designer, I've offered to create an invoice template for my friend who was assigned this task at work. But if you can't give up on gifts, browse the internet for the best deals, don't go straight to the corner shop. During the holidays there are many discounts you can take advantage of.

DavieAlvin |

Saving money during the holidays?

I am buying second hand for my little one. Toys are toys at this age-- he will grow (develop) out of them in no time. For the family, I'm giving "memories"-- a family pass to the zoo and a family pass to the area science museums. Also, I started a tradition of giving ornaments each year. The family loves it. They pass on the "new interests" at Thanksgiving to give me time to shop.

amykeller88 |

Saving money during the holidays?

I need a vacation. I am always too busy with my work and now with my pregnancy that I forget to have fun from time to time. So a weekend in Vietnam, to learn something about another culture, to go to a museum to hear about the hanoi history will be a break that I deserve for a long time. I am sure that this trip won't cost too much.

lionking44 |

Saving money during the holidays?

It’s a well-known fact that unfortunately, people use to spend a lot of money during holidays. That’s why, we should build a certain balance between our possibilities and what we really want to purchase. By the way, I guess John Studzinski would absolutely agree with me, as he has always wanted the society to analyze profoundly and regularly the financial situation.

amyabel68 |

Saving money during the holidays?

I have spent a lot of money this holiday. I bought many presents, but I had to learn about the NSF check collection also. You can't have them all.

LenBrannon |

Saving money during the holidays?

Download lawn care flyers, customize, distribute in the neighbourhood, do some Lawn Mowing for your lazy neighbours.

babysam62 |

Saving money during the holidays?

Buying online is good way to save money and time in busy shedule, I always prefer to buy online cloths for myself and kid. Last time I spend more $550 on my kid clothing. I bough from Childrens Place by using Childrens Place Coupon Code 2013 to avail discount on all cloths.

catherineconley1 |

Saving money during the holidays?

Buying online is good way to save money and time in busy schedule; I always prefer to buy online cloths for myself and kid. Last time I spend more $550 on my kid clothing. I bought from Childrens Place by using Childrens Place Coupon Code 2013 to avail discount on all cloths.

catherineconley1 |

Saving money during the holidays?

I like to shop online. This saves gas and time. This year I discovered ebates. Every time I go online to shop I always start out with ebates. I search for the store I am going to shop at and look at their offers. Often times they have coupon codes and free shipping offers to save you even more. Besides all that good stuff, you also earn cash back on the money that you will already be spending. In less than a year, I have already earned $160! If you plan on shopping online for the holidays I strongly suggest you start at ebates. Its fast, easy and safe. Follow my link to sign up! http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=9VEKCLTaqUA3S9k0EWYfhw%3D%3D

kyliedixon623 |