Shopping for Savings

Thrifty gift-giving may sound like an oxymoron. How can you be prudent when you’re buying gifts for everyone on your list? Fortunately, there are ways you can spend less and enjoy more about the true meaning of the holiday.

Follow these three tips to save on your shopping!

  1. Draft a List
    Smart shopping starts with a list. Organize friends and family into groups based on how much you plan to spend, and note ideas for gifts. While shopping, stick to the list and resist the urge to go outside your budget. Remember, it’s the meaningful value of your gifts that counts most.
  2. Small but Sentimental
    Your phone likely is loaded with pictures of friends. Use these photos for personalized gifts like photo calendars, mugs, magnets or note pads. You’ll be creating keepsakes they’ll treasure forever.
  3. Shop the Sales
    Buy the Sunday paper: hidden among all the news are valuable coupons and offers from your favorite retailers, chain stores and local merchants. If you’re not into in-store shopping, check out online sites for the latest deals on holiday gifts. Compare prices to make sure you’re getting the best deal on the best gifts.

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