Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Saving Money on Gifts
Before you know Christmas will be right around the corner and I do not know about you, but I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to Christmas music and celebrating the birth of my Savior. However, it is easy to feel stressed out when you start seeing Christmas display in the stores in October. In order to enjoy the Christmas season I try to do all the shopping through out the year.
My favorite website for great deals and free samples is hip2save. I have purchased several presents for friends and family because the deal was too good to pass. Some of my family members are very hard to buy presents for so we resort to gift cards. Did you know that you can acquire free gift card? You can read here on how I manage to get free gift cards by simply taking my time to transfer my prescriptions from store to store. For example, this month I transferred my prescription to Kmart. I paid $5.10 for my medication and in return received $25 gift card to Kmart. Because I do not shop too often at Kmart, I most of the time just redeem the card for a retailer or a restaurant gift card. I can then give the gift card for example to Macaroni Grill as a gift.
My other favorite way to earn free money is by using Swagbucks. You can redeem the point for all kinds of gift cards ranging from fragrance.net store to Starbucks gift cards and Amazon.com. In no time, I earned $50 gift card to Amazon.com that I can later redeem for a gift for Christmas.
Now that I have shared my favorite ways to make Christmas less expensive and stress free, I would like to hear from you. How do you save money on Christmas presents?