Our family spends many months overseas being involved with mission work. That means that sometimes we have to spend Christmas away from friends and family. Since we have to ship all of our Christmas gifts, we really have to stick to a skinny holiday budget so we can still send love, hugs and special thoughts from across the ocean in holiday-gift form! Oh! And I want to say and BIG thank you to FreeShipping.com for sponsoring this post! They gave me the opportunity to let my readers know how their services help me stick to a skinny holiday budget! And you’ll find out how I snag 20% cash back on Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday — and you can too! Skinny budgets always love that cash back!
When it comes to buying Christmas gifts, I really try to put a lot of thought into each gift. My sister-in-law loves Vera Bradley and is constantly adding to her collection of gorgeous purses, bags and luggage. My mom is always wanting sentimental jewelry. My mother-in-law is one of those types that says, “Don’t get me anything,” but I still try to find her that special something to let her know she means the world to us! Do you have family members like that too? I bet you do!
Want to know how we stick to a skinny holiday budget? Psst! FreeShipping.com is part of the plan — but it’s not the only part! Read all of our skinny budget secrets below!
Sticking to a Skinny Holiday Budget
- Buy in bundles. Many larger chains will offer bundle sales during the holidays. This can be your chance to snag several gifts with one purchase! Families on skinny budgets will find this an awesome way to snag some sought after gifts without breaking the bank! It’s been a time and money-saver for our family!
- Sign up for your favorite store’s credit card. Lots of large retail stores will offer extra bonus points for signing up right before the holiday rush. Use this opportunity to snag anywhere from $20 to $40 in savings. That could equal to two or three holiday gifts that are skinny budget friendly!
- Check out FreeShipping.com. Have you ever gasped when you saw the shipping costs added to your online shopping cart at checkout? I have! That’s why I’m loving FreeShipping.com. Get it? FREE shipping. Oh yeah. Those two words have a nice ring to them during the holidays, don’t they? Guess what?! From Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, FreeShipping.com is offering 20% cash back at 30 top retailers, and that’s on top of the awesome deals you can find at each of your favorite stores. Guess what this busy mom won’t be doing on Black Friday? You guessed it! You won’t catch me waiting at 3 am in the morning for a big sale. No ma’am. I’m getting all the savings I need in the comfort of my own home — no honking horns or long lines required!
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Not sure how FreeShipping.comworks? You simply log in, click on any of the over 1,000 participating cash back retailers, and shop as you normally would. I was eyeing all the Vera Bradley deals today. Some gorgeous finds over there!
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Enjoy your holiday shopping!
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