Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 4: Tips to a budget/friendly holiday season

I hope y'all had a WONDERFUL thanksgiving! I know that I'm still feeling the affects of the turkey [I hope the tryptophan wears off before too long or else this will be a looooong day at work!]

Today's topic of the 12 Days of Christmas is

Day 4: Tips to a budget/friendly holiday season

[1] If you have read my blog long enough you know that I'm a list maker - for the holidays my list includes ideas I have for them, my budget, and how much I actually spent.. that way I know how close I am to my overall budget

[2] I also pick up little items throughout the year for stocking stuffers or small gifts
When Bath and Body Works runs their specials on their small candles - I go crazy and buy anywhere from 10-15 right before the holidays. I pick up some holiday scents but also some that will last me throughout the year. These are perfect for host/hostess gifts.

[3] Shop around! There are perks to shopping and not immediately buying - or you can always go back to price adjust!

[4] Shop on line first - know what your after. If you go to the store [without a list or without something in mind of what you were going to buy] you will be more likely to impulse buy!

I hope these few little tips helped! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Now head on over to Molly and Aly's blog and link up with your tips/ideas!

Happy Black Friday!

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Marah said...

great tips!

i'm your newest follower from the 12 days of christmas challenge.

i'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow back! :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I need to get better at buying items throughout the year!! That's probably one of the best tips ... and wallet friendly!

Kristin said...

Good tips! I'm a list maker too, it helps a ton! Great idea to grab little things throughout the year, I should start doing that!

Kit said...

Great tips! I love making lists too!

Sam said...

I keep hearing about price adjusting... To be honest, I never knew that stores would actually do that! I'll have to keep that in mind.

Great tips!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Found your blog via a friends! I always shop online first as well!

Jenny said...

I'm a new follower and I love your tip about buying things throughout the year. I always see things and think oh that would be a good gift, but then can never remember it when it comes to Christmas shopping! Maybe I'll try that next year...

Summer said...

Girl I shop online first as well and I love stocking up on B&B when they have sales! Today they are having a sale on the BIG candles two for twenty I am tempted to venture out we will see....without an immune system it is gonna be hard to convince the hubs to let me do so LOL


Lindsay said...

I LOVE online shopping. SO much easier