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 store to Starbucks gift cards and In no time, I earned $50 gift card to 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?


  1. Do you ever make homemade gifts? I really want to try to make homemade soaps/bath salts this year. I also bake cookies for neighbors. I like the gift-card idea a lot. I've gotten out of the habit of swagbucks, I need to pick that back up!

  2. I'm earning Amazon dollars through swagbucks and surveys!