I have a love hate relationship with wrapping paper. There’s nothing like a lovely packaged gift, tied up neatly with the perfect bow and tag. And yet, we literally spend our hard earned cash on items that will wind up in the trash after a frenzied unwrapping. It’s estimated that Americans spend $3.2 billion dollars on wrapping paper, bows, and tags every year. That’s quite a bit of money on trash.
Ah, Christmas – a season filled with traditions. We all want to make the most of the season, especially with our kids and family. But it’s also a season filled with gift giving, increased expenses, and all sorts of extras. Your budget might be tighter than Santa’s belt, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a wonderful celebration. This year, consider starting a frugal Christmas tradition, making memories in the midst of
With Thanksgiving over and the hubbub of Black Friday passed, one major holiday remains before we dive headfirst into the holiday season – Cyber Monday. It’s easy to get caught up in promotional hype or fall down the rabbit hole of online deals, clicking and clicking aimlessly. Keep your ducks in a row with these top secret Cyber Monday tips to save you more money! Have a List Shopping blind
Probably one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday turns out shoppers in droves. Don’t get caught lollygagging and miss all of the best deals. These simple strategies can maximize the money you spend. Sign Up for Rewards & Loyalty Programs If you’re going to be spending money, you should definitely take advantage of any rewards programs your store offers. Some of my favorite deals every year are
In a couple of short weeks, we’ll gather around the table and celebrate a day of food, family, and gratitude. But don’t be a turkey when it comes to preparing for that feast. These Thanksgiving shopping tips are certain to wow your guests while helping your budget survive the long holiday season ahead. Begin By Budgeting It’s a drum I beat over and over again but honestly I can’t say
Regardless of your political leanings, it’s still a great week to be an American. If you’re a voter, active duty military, or a Veteran, you’re more than likely able to find something to celebrate, even if it’s just one of these Election and Veterans Day Freebies. Election Day For most freebies, you’ll need your “I Voted” Sticker. Be sure not to lose it! 7-Eleven: It’s not quite free but you
This post was sponsored by Mirum Shopper. The post and opinions are 100% mine. No editing was done by anyone. I’m sure you could find some grammatical errors if you read it again. Read more on my disclosure policy. Raising girls is not for the faint of heart. Daily, I worry that I’ll do something to set these two warrior princesses off course. While we do our best to have
Are you ready for Halloween, yet? Before you put on your costume, before you set out the candy, before you get your spooky on, be sure to check out all of these tips to save the most money while having a great time this October 31st. Create a Costume Let’s face it, you don’t have to get to the store. You probably don’t have time to fire up your sewing