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. 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 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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