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1. Be Organized
I know, I know. Not everyone is organized. But I’m here to tell you that this is a huge part of saving money on Christmas gifts!
Having a plan for what you’re going to buy, how much you’re going to spend and where you will store the gifts until they’re ready to be wrapped all make a huge difference and will keep you on budget.
2. Buy Multiples
You can buy three gifts from OldNavy.com, spending enough to earn free shipping and the ability to use a 20% off coupon…or you can buy one gift from OldNavy.com, one gift from Target.com and one gift from Kohls.com while paying shipping on all three orders.
One year I bought quarter zip sweatshirts for all the men in my family, but each guy received one with his favorite collegiate team’s logo. I bought them all from the same site, earned free shipping + got half of them for free!
3. Earn Money When You Shop
I’m always looking for promotions that earn gift cards, cash back or some other reward that I know I’ll use. For example, I love Target’s gift card promotions because I buy a lot of household items at Target. If I can earn gift cards when I purchase Christmas gifts at Target, that’s like cash in my wallet.
If you’re not already earning cash back from Rakuten – what are you waiting for? I’ve earned $385 by using the Rakuten toolbar on my browser. Not only does it earn cash back for me, the toolbar helps me find any coupon codes the store is offering.
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I hope these tips were helpful for you! Have you started shopping?