1. Join online surveys and take these surveys and build up points. 2. Join reward programs online and again use these rewards for presents. 3. Think ahead after Christmas they have huge sales of items left over . Also Valentines is in February and red is also Christmas so think Valentines day ( Perfumes and gift sets are discounted after Christmas 4. Create a budget for each person you have to buy for and stick to it.
5. Gift cards are always a nice gift. Sometimes restaurants and stores will give you a gift card if you purchase one B1G! these are great. Stores and Banks and almost everywhere has a reward program for customers 6. Trade in your cds dvds and books and your old cell phones and ipods.
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In our household, I tend to take advantage of produce sales and abhor waste. I chop all of these individual items and keep them separate, then bag them in freezer bags. When I need them, I can have an instant Mirepoix for cooking or anything else!
Second hand or home made Christmas presents/Birthday gifts
This year I thought as a challenge- being inspired by going green and saving money - to only give second hand or home made Christmas presents. For example I have a couple of lovely glasses I donīt need, I can fill them up with home made fudge and give away.. If you have kids you have plenty of time until Christmas to find what they want on ebay or similar places.
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