Friday, November 30, 2012

Deck the Halls With Boughs Filled with Savings!


I thought I would check in every couple of weeks to let you know how my budget world is going. I have to tell you, as I look to the next month, I'm a little intimidated. For serious.


Photo Credit: Outreach Magazine


Holiday parties commence, there are presents to be purchased. It's absolutely a joyful season, but if you're on a tight budget, it can be a little scary.  Now, people have told me before "Just make your presents" - right. I'm not the crafty type. I always wanted to be - I even stole someone's art project in 2nd grade and claimed it as my own because I hated mine and theirs just looked cooler. It was a tiny clay jar painted black on the outside with purple and red on the inside. I even came up a story behind my "inspiration for the piece." I think it's still on a shelf in my parents' home. Merry Christmas, Mom.

So, what can I do to get through the season while staying true to the budget I need to set to meet my goal? Well, I did what any other self respecting person would do and I googled it. It's amazing what happens when you google "Help me find awesome Christmas deals!"  Did you know that there's a store selling Thomas the Tank engine trains for just $10?  Dad - get ready!

I came across a nifty website- retailmenot.com - the have a whole bunch of coupons available for people to use. Pretty great.

I'd love to hear what you all do to navigate the holidays on a budget. Please share in the comments below!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a
coworker who had been doing a little research on this.
And he actually bought me breakfast due to the fact that I found it for him...
lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!!
But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this matter here on
your website.

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