Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Don't Empty Your Bank Account This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and it doesn't matter which religion you are, there is a chance you will be spending some money in the upcoming weeks. With office Secret Santa's or just a Yankee swap with some friends, you can be spending upwards of $50 per gift you buy. Year after year, we all go out and spend during the holiday season, but there are plenty of ways for you to stretch that dollar when shopping for that special someone and for the holidays in general.

1. Make something as a gift
It is time to bring out your creative side and make your gift. Not only will this save you money, but it will show the person you made it for that your cared enough to take extra time ut of your day to create something really special. You will still probably need to purchase the supplies for whatever you make, but in the long run, it can save you money rather than just spending on something in a store.

2. Buy a real tree
Having a tree in your house or apartment can really spruce up (pun intended) your gathering. Many people now though, are choosing a fake tree over a real one. In the long run, a fake tree can save you money because you don't need to buy a new one every year. If you are looking short term though, real trees can cost 50% less than fake trees. They also keep your home smelling great!


3. Split gifts with others
Every year, my family wants to get our parents something awesome, but awesome means pricey a lot of the time. Instead, we just all pool our funds together to get a great gift. This can help lower your own cost, while giving you the opportunity to get something that really means a lot.

4. Have a potluck When families get together during the holidays, the host normally gets stuck with buying all of the food for the festivities. If you are hosting your family this holiday season, why not have a potluck so everyone can join in. This not only helps your wallet, but can help bring a group closer together.

Now go out there and enjoy this holiday season!  While you are at it, make sure to download Saverr to get the best deals when planning your holiday meals.

Do you have any great tips for saving money this holiday season too? Let us know in the comments.


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