Are you ready to save some major cash?
If your large gift list is stressing you out, follow these tips for stretching your dollar and getting the most bang for your buck:
1.Shop the clearance racks of discount department stores first! Stores like TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, and Ross Dress for Less have a large selection of house wares at super discounts! Make sure to grab discount giftcards to many of these stores.
2.Shop backwards! Buy smaller items first and larger items last. The more you challenge yourself to save on the small stuff, the more you’ll have to spend on the larger items that may be more expensive.
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3.Do the math! Research sales and promotions online before you hit the stores! Be sure to check out coupon sites such as ShopatHome.com for leads to online sales, dollars off, and free shipping deals at your favorite stores. Don’t forget to factor in the tax savings when shopping online…for larger items, this can be a substantial savings when paired with free shipping or percentage off offers.
4.Think upscale resale! Spend an afternoon checking out local consignment and thrift shops in your area. Look for vintage lamps and vases that compliment your décor. Add your own personal touch by adding new shades, a splash of color, or a crafty twist that you can do with your kids!
5.Practice patience and shop off-season all year long! Buy summer essentials in the fall and winter essentials in the spring. By planning ahead, you can anticipate seasonal discounts up to 90% off.
Make sure you are keeping a gift closet for all of your finds. This way if an occasion pops up you are always prepared and never spent too much
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