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Get the Most out of Holiday Gift Cards

‘Tis the season for giving gifts – but also getting them. There are great ways to be sure you get the most out of presents from your loved ones, especially when those presents are store-specific gift cards. In the past 10 years, the gift of cash cards has really taken off. Some people dislike giving cash, and these cards seem a little more personal without having to worry about getting someone the wrong game, accessory or size. The Value Department stores and businesses like to push these as

Getting Ready for Christmas 2011

No, that’s not a misprint. This season is the perfect time to think about saving some cash for next year. As you roll through this holiday season, think about making some purchases that will save you money in the long run. When you keep your eyes out for these deals, you will have a little extra for savings or holiday splurges. Bulk Up If you buy 3 rolls of wrapping paper, do you get 1 free? Wrapping paper, bows, cardstock and tape aren’t going to expire. If you have some space to keep them,

Black Friday – Are the Savings Legit?

We all know that the Christmas shopping season is just around the corner – and if you’ve been smart with our cash and time, you might have already started saving and buying. If you are like most people – and I bet you are – Black Friday marks the beginning of the shopping madness as we scramble to get gifts. As you know, Black Friday is the ‘start of the Christmas shopping season’ and falls on the Friday after American Thanksgiving. Up in Canada, we may have had Thanksgiving a month ago, but w

Inexpensive Holiday Gifts That People Love & Will Save You Cash

The holiday season is right around the corner and it will soon be time to start picking up gifts for your friends and loved ones. We already showed you how to start saving up for Christmas presents [] so now it’s time to pull the trigger and actually get the gifts. You can absolutely keep your costs down and still bring some great holiday cheer. With a bit of thriftiness, creativity and effort, your gifts will mean a lot to the recipients without busting your holiday b

It’s That Time of Year…to Start Your Christmas Savings

I guess we probably should have told you about this earlier, but the December holiday season is right around the corner. If you haven’t started saving for it, now is definitely the time. Any savings you can make ahead of time can really help out with your holiday budgeting. For me, it always seems like the cost of presents, holiday parties, flights and even wrapping paper come out of the blue. We’ve said it before (and I’m sure we’ll say it again) more planning with your money will make things