How Much Do You Want To Save Money This Holiday Season?

Today’s post is a guest post by Ann Smarty, an SEO blogger and Internet entrepreneur.

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Both economic crisis and approaching holiday season mean huge spending that can make your blood run cold . Check out these three quick (but essential) tips on how to save money this holiday season:

Save money on holiday shopping:

Start shopping earlier before the prices rise due to the high demand. Both holiday planning and shopping should be done beforehand. It is recommended to start shopping for holidays right after “Back to School” season. Make a list of products you will need and friends you will give presents to and consider what you can buy in advance.

Find hottest deals online. What’s the most enticing offer on any holiday season? That’s right! With today’s gas prices, shipping is what you would probably want to save on. FreeShipping.org will help you find retailers offering to ship your purchase for free. You can locate a free shipping offer (along with the conditions for you to qualify) by category or by brand name. Furthermore, you can also spot newest as well as soon-to-expire coupons and subscribe to their newsletter to get updated of new holiday offers.

Save money by going green:

Today each huge company offers free tips on saving money by going green. Google, for example, created an online calculator estimating how much you save on energy by following their tips. The tool is fun to use and really comes in handy during the winter holiday season when days are shorter, energy prices go up and your budget is suffering.

Save money by using your imagination:

Do you know you don’t need to actually buy presents? You can make the gifts with your own hands! Check Instructables.com to get plenty of ideas you can do yourself to make your friends and relatives happy. Besides, saving money you have good chances to make your presents unforgettable by creating unique and original things.

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11 comments

  • Ashley @ Wide Open Wallet

    I hate paying shipping. Usually the shipping costs end up making the item more expensive than buying it in the store. I avoid shipping costs if at all possible…

  • An electronics site that you will save money on is frys.com. I'm trying to buy more giftcards because I know you get more for their value sometimes and I can leave people deciding what to get on their own. I think it's less expensive than spending time searching and paying for things they may not need or want.

    Craig
    http://www.budgetpulse.com

  • i am just not gonna buy anything!

  • everything is fine but saving money with just imagination?… well maybe yes, but its kinda hard to do, I might look like idiot while doing it..

    joemel
    Qualifizierte Rechnungssignatur

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  • “Besides, saving money you have good chances to make your presents unforgivable by creating unique and original things.”

    Unforgivable presents? That's hilarious. The only thing worse than giving a bland, easily forgotten gift is giving one that will never be forgiven.

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  • I only went to the mall once this holiday season – and I’m not going back. This year I did all of my holiday shopping online – I loved it. There is a fantastic new shopping site you must check out called iStorez. They have all of the latest specials and deals from all of the major retailers. Also many of the retailers are offering free shipping and wrap!! Here’s a link to the site http://www.istorez.com/

  • I only went to the mall once this holiday season – and I’m not going back. This year I did all of my holiday shopping online – I loved it. There is a fantastic new shopping site you must check out called iStorez. They have all of the latest specials and deals from all of the major retailers. Also many of the retailers are offering free shipping and wrap!! Here’s a link to the site http://www.istorez.com/