My first step to saving money this year is to be organized. I started my list of gifts for each person. I know what I am getting everyone in my family ahead of time. That way I won’t be tempted and stray away while shopping.
Next I will hit the stores, but not to buy anything. I will go to at least 3 different stores to bargin window shop. See who has each item and who has the best price. It usually takes me at least a week to do this but it is worth it.
Third, I coupon hunt. Even though I already know which store is the best, it doesn’t hurt to have an extra 30% OFF coupon with me.
Fourth and finally. I do all my shopping in one day and get it over with. No looking back, no second guessing. I also wrap them all the same day also. It feels so rewarding at the end of the night knowing both shopping and wrapping are all done.
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