I confess. I felt a little pressure yesterday afternoon. I had spent time online Christmas shopping and then braved the rain to price comparison at my local Walmart. Then hoofed it back home to get my Amazon order in. The FishKids are officially shopped for, as are my parents and siblings. Well, sorta. There are some last minute things that need to get done, and I don’t have my stocking stuffers all ready yet. But, I’m cose
I wanted it done. Out of my hair. I wanted my Super Saver Shipping! I was panicking. Are you?
Take a deep breath. Do this with me now. Breathe in, breathe out. Christmas doesn’t have to be stressful. Christmas doesn’t have to be commercial. Christmas doesn’t have to be about the stuff.
Let’s remember this.
At the same time, if you’re on a limited budget, you have to give some thought to these things. If you don’t, you will spend more than you have or be disappointed that you don’t have anything to give. Let’s strive to have a balance and find the best deals that we can so that we can stretch that hard earned dollar as far as we can.
Here are some ideas or deals that might inspire you:
- Staples’ free battery deal is still going strong.
- The Happy Housewife has a great post on Frugal Christmas Traditions – great inspiration for making memories on a dime.
- If you’re going to do any online ordering, be sure to sign up with ShopAtHome or Ebates. You get $5 just for signing up and then get cash back on whatever you order from participating merchants. Be sure to compare prices at Amazon. They aren’t affiliated with any cash back sites, but their prices have been great. If you’ve never done so, be sure to sign up for a month’s free trial of Amazon Prime and get free 2-day shipping. You can also get Super Saver Shipping if you order in the next five days.
- Dave Ramsey is holding a great sale at his online store. Most of the basics are on sale for $10 each! I think his resources make a great gift. And if you buy ten $10 resources, you’ll receive five free copies of The Total Money Makeover, one of my top ten books for life.
- Ready to start shopping the loss leaders? Sign up with Vocal Point for free coupons and product samples from P&G and visit A Full Cup for great coupon info and a head’s up on tomorrow’s grocery coupons.
- Browse all my readers’ suggestions for creative $10 gifts.
- And don’t forget to download your free Christmas music.
Have you found a great deal this week? I’d love to hear about it!