Hello again, savvy savers! I know many people may think this title of this post seems off, but its not! I will let you in on a secret… the day to start shopping for your next years Christmas list, is the day after Christmas! That’s how I do so anyway. I shop early, spend less, and generally have my holiday shopping, including most food items, purchased by Thanksgiving! As I previously mentioned, I never spend more than $300.00 for our holidays and we generally have huge holiday celebrations, as you can see above! With this thought in mind, I am starting a new weekly series on Christmas shopping! Each week I will discuss an idea on how to prepare for the holidays on a budget, so when the big day actually arrives you will be ready to go, with a few hundred spent, instead of a few thousand!
Hello again, savvy savers! For this weeks Countdown to Christmas, I wanted to mention the idea of putting back actual and digital gift cards in your gift closet at home. One amazing way to do this, for free no less, is through Recyclebank.com! Recyclebank is an online website, which discussed greener living, environmental, and healthier community topics by way of games, reading articles, and signing green living petitions. In exchange for each activity, you can earn points which can be redeemed in their online gift store; each activity ranges from 10-100 points each so obtaining points and gift cards is simple, quick, and easy to do! What’s nice about this redemption store is that they often carry Amazon.com gift cards, which can be used for actual gifts, or stored away for later birthday, holiday, wedding, going to college, or holiday gifts, as Amazon.com gift card codes never expire!
What’s better is that you can also earn gift cards to Foot Locker, Star Bucks, Walmart, CVS, and other retailers as well! This is an awesome way to start putting back free gift cards for your home Gift Closets! If you are unfamiliar with Recyclebank, or wish to sign-up for this free site, click here!