Ways to Save This Holiday Season

by - 10/09/2019 12:00:00 AM


I absolutely love the holidays. However, I've learned very early on that you can plan for the holidays in advance or you can wait until the last minute. Trust me, I get it! No, I'm not going to suggest that you open an account. Nope, it's never too early to start saving for 2020. However, I will share tips below that will assist you with saving for this year. Below, I'm sharing my must-know tips to assist you with saving for the 2020 holiday season.

Ways to Save This Holiday Season 

Create a List

He's creating a list checking it twice... ok, of course, you're not Santa but it's so important to create a list, and know who you're purchasing for. Once you've created a list. Know the item(s) you would like to purchase for each person. It's never to early to ask your kids (friends/family) what they want for Christmas. Knowing what to look out for is going to save you a ton of money. Especially, if you start purchasing the items in advance before they become a hot holiday item. 

Follow Sales

Now that you have your list. It's so important to follow the sales AD for the stores. Especially, stores like Target. You should know the likely hood of that item going on sale. If it ever does. Somethings it's more important to purchase the item for peace of mind, especially, if it's a hot ticket item. 

Cash Back Apps

I can not stress enough how easy it is to save with apps like:

TopCashBack \ Ebates \ Ibotta. I use these apps for all of my shopping. I highly would suggest joining them. They're super easy to use, and the cashout process is really simple. I love that a lot of them have the option to cash out with a check, PayPal, and even gift cards.

Price Matching

Most stores offer price matching. It's so important to know the price matching policy. This is when it's so important to start early if you can. Most items can be returned if your child changes their mind. Some stores even offer price matching for online purchases as well. Just know, that it has to be exactly the same product.

Abandon Cart

Though I’ve never used this method. This is an awesome way to save on items that you purchase online. Not all companies offer discounts. However, it doesn’t hurt to try. This is how the offer basically works. Add items to your shopping cart and leave the items in the cart. A lot of times some stores will send an exclusive Offer if your purchase the items in your cart.

Mobile Offers

Many stores offer exclusive offers to those signed up with their mobile/ text offers. These offers are typically different from those sent by email and typically have to be used within a certain amount of time.

Email Signup/ Newsletter

Don’t forget to signup for the stores in which you love. Even signup for the stores in which you have to purchase gifts. I make sure to signup for all of my kid's favorite stores so I know when they’re having a sale. A lot of stores will also offer a discount by email when you signup for their newsletter. The coupon code is typically emailed within minutes and last for a couple of days for online and in-store.

Do you have any money-saving tips for this upcoming holiday season?

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17 comments

  1. I need to check out the appts that give cash back on purchases. We love to use Target Carthwheel when we shop often.

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  2. I do a ton of these. I love to save money. I use coupons, apps, join rewards programs...oh, and I only shop on sale. I can't stand paying full price.

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  3. Ice Cream n Sticky FingersOctober 9, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    I am always looking for a bargain and use a ton of these methods. One of my favorite things to do is look at the clearance items. I've scored some great deals on presents that way for the holidays for my kids. I do everything that I can do stretch my dollar and really need to use Ebates any time I order from Amazon.

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  4. I'm lovin' hard on all these great money-saving tips! They come at the perfect time for me. I've just started working on my holiday shopping list. The goal is to have everything done before Thanksgiving!

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  5. These are awesome ideas! I am always trying to find ways to save and still get great gifts for Christmas! I love it!

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  6. Costs can add up quickly during the holidays. I'm always looking for easy ways to save money. These are amazing tips!

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  7. Great round up! I’ll add a few to my list especially for the holidays coming up! Yay

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  8. You are such a life saver. I hate the holidays pressure of doing heaps of stuff. This will keep me on track.

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  9. These are some great tips. I especially love the abandon cart one as they usually always results in an immediate discount.

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  10. Great tips! I always create a list and watch out for sales and free shipping offers. I never pay full price for any items.

    -LYNNDEE

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  11. I don't take advantage of cash back apps often enough. I do have one but I always forget to turn to it whenever I'm planning my groceries for the week.

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  12. I try to always make list but then at the store all the cute things call my name, I am going to try to stick to the list this year

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  13. I like to check the clearance racks, especially at Target. You never know what you may find but I usually find great gifts there at a good discount. Making a list is super important. That helps me keep track of everything, especially when it comes to gift for my kids.

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  14. I do the abandoned cart thing all of the time! It doesn't work every time, but enough to make it worth waiting to see. I start shopping early so I can spread out the expense.

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  15. These are great ideas for holiday season. it is really stressful season as we need to get gifts for friends and family that too with in our budget.

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  16. I need to make sure that I pay more attention to cashback apps before I plan any of my shopping trips! Who couldn't use more money.

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  17. Such great tips here - I am all about saving as much as I can whenever I can! I didn't know about a lot of these so thanks!

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