Sunday, August 25, 2013

Christmas Countdown: Shopping Tips

Can you believe it???
This past week, the kids went back to school and NOW we're starting to see Christmas sales, Christmas items in the stores. Wow!
To me, it seems like we start seeing Christmas earlier every year.
Today marks the "4 Months Til Christmas" mark on our calendar. If you're anything like me, you shop year-round to SAVE money on holiday gifts. So, this date just means that its getting closer to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Here's some tips to help you SAVE $$$$ while Christmas shopping:

1) Make a List
I like to use an excel spreadsheet of everyone that we buy for each holiday season. This allows me to keep track of who I have bought what for and what shopping still needs to be completed.

2) Shop the Sales Early
As you probably know, shopping early can help you save money. I have a closet that is devoted to nothing but holiday gifts. We buy year round and its so nice to not have the holiday costs hit the pocket book all at once.

3) Use Coupons
Store coupons are a GREAT way to save extra $$$ while shopping retailers. Stay tuned to The Coupon Centsation for all of your store coupons and savings available.

4) Shopping Online
Over the years, Amazon has become one of my FAVORITE places to shop online. I LOVE the sales, instant clip coupons, and FREE Shipping offers.

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