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How to Save Money during the Holidays

by Paul Sanders
November 05, 2009
Everybody deserves to have as much fun and entertainment as possible during Christmas. However, this does not mean that you should indulge on ridiculously-priced holiday luxuries and special products that could eventually put your budget in shambles.

Believe it or not, you don't have to exhaust your bank account to have an enjoyable and memorable holiday celebration. Apart from helping you keep your spending under control, below you will find helpful tips and suggestions on how to spend the Yuletide season without having a bout of financial stress when the festivities are over.

1. Choose email over snail mail. Instead of using traditional postage cards, email your holiday greetings to friends and loved ones. Besides saving a lot of money on mailing expenses, you are guaranteed to send them all on time (as well as preventing a serious case of wrist cramps).

2. Reuse the same ornaments and keep the lights minimal. You don't have to buy new decorations every year. Stick with the ones you really like and use them for as long as you want, so long as they are still presentable. In addition, never overdo it with the glittering lights. Your electric bill could balloon to almost doulble your normal one if they are used continuously.

3. Make it potluck. As an alternative to sophisticated holiday parties in expensive restaurants or bars, why not make plans for a picnic at your local park where everyone who comes brings either a side dish, main course, or dessert? Aside from being very practical, this saves you a lot of time, money, and effort.

4. Start giving collective gifts. Send collective presents to friends and family rather than individual ones. Examples of this include giving a basket of freshly-baked cookies or a batch of your favorite cake recipe. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the numerous price-offs on ingredients and baking materials, as well as packaging supplies.

5. Never forget to use online coupons and promo offers. Getting that designer apparel you've always been dreaming of, or that kitchen appliance and cookware combo you've fancied a long time is a breeze when you use online coupons and promo codes. Just visit Smart Coupons and get your hands on the best selection of products without spending too much. With Smart Coupons, you can have access to the finest products available without pushing your budget to ruin. Now, that makes celebrating the holidays even better!


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