Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Gifts on a Budget

So we have really tried to cut back this year on our spending, but now the holidays are upon us and it is easy to get caught up in the gift giving frenzy. An important tip to keep you from overspending is to plan ahead. This allows you to buy gifts throughout the year as you find them at amazing prices.  If there is a particular item that you are planning to buy check around with several different stores to find who has the best prices. Amazon has done a great job this year of offering very competitive pricing and if you sign up for Amazon Prime you get free shipping. You can also join Amazon Moms and you will receive free shipping on things you buy.

Magazines are a great gift giving idea. has a different daily deal each day in December offering deep discounts on one magazine.  Today order 1 year of Seventeen magazine for $6.99. Also if you shop using a program like Shop at Home you will even earn money back on the purchase you make. The percentage varies, but if you shop through ShopatHome to you will receive 33% of your entire purchase back, which would make that $7 subscription really cost $4.70.

Are you a member of the daily deal buying sites, such as Groupon, Living Social, and Eversave? If you are not you should be, these sites offer amazing deals at great prices. Today at Eversave you can buy $26 towards magazine subscriptions for only $12 from Blue Dolphin. 

Stay tuned for more tips on saving money over the holidays.

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