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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Idea Of Christmas Shopping Already Giving You A Headache?

 The Idea of Christmas shopping already giving you a headache? 

I don't know about you, but the very thought of spending tons of money during the holiday season gives me ulcers, last year I actually purchased my first Christmas Tree and after seeing the price tag, it will surely be the last tree I will pay for. - Online grocery shopping store for Authentic Mexican food, cooking recipes and culture.

 When it comes to shopping for your loved ones for the upcoming Christmas holiday, it is important to make sure that you do not go overboard, especially if you do not have all of the money in the world. It seems to be a sad trend right now but there are many families out there who simply do not have the funds to buy gifts the way they have for so many years in the past. This may make you feel bad but instead of looking at what you are not able to do this year, you should look at what you can do and be grateful for that.Last Minute Vacation Rentals

Looking at things in a new light
will help you get through this economically hard Christmas. Maybe it is that you are not able to buy a lot this year but rather that you have spent too much all
the previous years before. Once you have gotten yourself past the feelings of pity and sorrow for yourself and your loved ones you can place all of your energy into making sure that you do get the most for your money.
Look, Christmas is a bad time of year for the pocketbook, but you can stay out of Christmas debt with a few strategies: making a list of gifts before you go shopping and sticking to it, taking advantage of Internet deals and free shipping, personalizing gifts, and buying before the Christmas rush. 
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Do your homework online. Even if you don't actually buy the gift on the Internet, you can comparison-shop while sniffing out the best deals. Then visit the store with the best price.
Before you head out to the ivy-decked mall, make a list of all the people you plan to shop for and a specific gift for each person on your list—not unlike Santa Claus. Retailers count on the Christmas season to make up for slow times of the year, so they spend a great deal of money on Christmas marketing. Hence, they know how to get you to spend money on gifts you hadn’t planned on. Be prepared to stick to your list and save yourself from the dreaded January credit card bill shock. 
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Seek out online deals. Sometimes major stores offer discounts on online purchases. Check out Web sites regularly, as prices and offers change often during the weeks leading up to Christmas. BLOWOUT DEALS Great prices on the Best Consumer Products - Prices CUT up to 83%.

Avoiding the mall entirely may be a smart move. Shopping on the Internet could be perfect for you, especially if you don’t enjoy the crowds at the mall. Many retailers offer free shipping for the holidays as an incentive to shop with them. Take advantage of free shipping offers. Buying your Christmas presents on the Internet saves you time, gas money, and Tylenol.

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Mr. Dangerfield is an I.A.P.D.A Certified Debt Specialist whom has worked in the finance industry for over a decade. He manages and is the author of "A Dangerfield Manifesto" and co-founder of SMG Holdings, the parent company of Squad Music Group, Dangerfield Artistic Entertainment SMG Publishing and Taboo Dangerfield Publishing
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1 comment:

  1. Very good info.. the holidays are such a difficult time for families, especially single parents. Between gifts, decorations, the tree, and the food prep it can feel quite overwhelming and take the joy from the season, which defeats the whole intention. Great advice, thanks.