5 Ways to Stash Away for Christmas (for FREE!)

 

December is an expensive month every year, especially if you and your spouse come from large families (like we both do!) where everyone gives to everyone. It’s so much fun, but it can be a drain on the pocketbook. We all know December is coming, and yet we don’t always plan for it as we should.

I am using the following resources to stash away for Christmas…

…and it’s not costing me a cent! I’m super excited about each and every suggestion I’m going to make, because I’ve already been working on all of them, and I’ve got payouts coming that I’ll use for Christmas shopping later this year.

1. Swagbucks

I have a series describing how to earn big time with Swagbucks. (Swagbucks 101 tutorial) Here’s an example of how you could use your Swagbucks to get gifts for folks on your list for FREE! (Items go “on sale” so it’s not a bad idea to check in from time to time and see what you want to snag and hold for Christmas.)

Sign up here.

Here are just a very few examples of things you can buy with your SB:

2. SavingStar eCoupons

I love this because it is such a no-brainer! Simple register your grocery store shopping card, your Rite Aid, and your CVS card with SavingStar, and you can start adding eCoupons to your card. Here’s where this helps with saving for Christmas: When you purchase an item for which you have a SavingStar eCoupon, they credit the value of the coupon to your SavingStar account. Once you reach $5 you can request a Paypal credit, a transfer to your bank account, or a gift card. Best of all, you can use these eCoupons in conjunction with paper coupons, so you’ll still see savings at the register, plus you’ll be earning money in your SavingStar account just for buying those items! It’s a Win-win!

Sign up here.

3. Aisle50.com

Aisle50 is a neat grocery shopping daily deal site that allows you to earn a $50 Amex card for every 20 people you refer to them! Send out an e-mail, post on your Facebook page, and then stash that $50 away for Christmas shopping!

Sign up here.

 

4. Ebates

If you do any shopping online whatsover (including Groupon, Restaurant.com, Diapers.com, etc.) you could be earning cash back on every single purchase! The cash goes into your Ebates account and you can request it when you’re ready to go Christmas shopping! Another no-brainer. Get something back when you shop online!

Sign up here.

 

5. Inbox Dollars

$5 bonus when you sign up. Get paid to read emails, take surveys, try products, shop online, and play games. It works! Takes a bit of time, but it’s a way to get FREE Christmas money!

Sign up here.

 

How about you? Are you doing anything creative to save for Christmas shopping? Share a comment!

 

 

 



DaySpring Christmas Preview Sale: $4.99 Mugs, 40% Off Best Seller Vase + MORE!

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It may feel like Christmas is far away, but if you are on a strict budget, or just like saving money, now is the time to start looking and buying Christmas gifts! DaySpring has already marked some of their popular Christmas gifts down and has a few sales that are going on. If you didn’t know, DaySpring has more than just cards! They’ve got beautiful gifts from mugs to ornaments and even plaques and household items! Check out their 2013 Christmas Preview items:

Save 25% on Christmas Preview items with coupon code PREVIEW25

Love Came Down Mug – Reg. $9.99, Sale Price $4.99
Fruit of the Spirit, Set of 3 Ornaments– Reg. $37.99, Sale Price $18.99 
Redeemed- Good News of Great Joy Trivet– Reg. $12.99, Sale Price $5.99
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The very popular Hurricane Candle Holder Set is on sale for $69.99 this month, marked down from $89.99. The set includes 2 sets of sleeves: 3 nativity sleeves and 3 year-round sleeves.

DaySpring Sales and Monthly Specials

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Christmas Boxed Cards Buy 2 Get 1 Free, INCLUDING Personalized Cards!

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Christmas Sale Items (additional 25% code works for these)!

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Disney’s Cars: Apparel, Bedding, Books & More – Up To 40% OFF!

Do you have a Disney Car’s lover on your Christmas list?  Grab your pen and check them off because right now on Zulily you can score Disney’s Cars apparel, bedding, books and more for up to 40% OFF!  Check out these great deals!   There are plenty more Disney Cars deals HERE.


Activity Roll Paper Market Set — $7.99 (regularly $13.00)


Cars 2 Digital Video Recorder with Camera — $44.99 (regularly $70.00)


Cars the Alphabet Write-On/Wipe-Off Board Book — $8.99 (regularly $13.00)

 

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Cardstore: Save 75% On Holiday Cards & Invites PLUS FREE SHIPPING!

Black Friday is going to be here soon and that means BIG savings at Cardstore.com!  Cardstore is offering 75% OFF holiday cards and invites PLUS FREE shipping when you use coupon code CCN2175.  You can have them delivered right away but Cardstore will let you pick your delivery date if you’d rather wait.  The selection of cards at Cardstore.com is huge! You can choose from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Season’s Greetings, New Year’s Cards and don’t forget about Holiday Party Invitations!

Deal ends Sunday, November 25, 2012 11:59 PM PST.

See the thread of today’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals here!

 


Get a FREE 8 X 10 Photo Print from Walgreens!! Ends 11/24/12

Walk your fingers over to Walgreens.com and score a FREE 8 x 10 print!! From now until November 24, 2012, get a FREE 8 x 10 print when you use coupon code FREE2THANK.

Cardstore: Save 75% On Holiday Cards & Invites PLUS FREE SHIPPING!

Black Friday is going to be here soon and that means BIG savings at Cardstore.com!  Cardstore is offering 75% OFF holiday cards and invites PLUS FREE shipping when you use coupon code CCN2175.  You can have them delivered right away but Cardstore will let you pick your delivery date if you’d rather wait.  The selection of cards at Cardstore.com is huge! You can choose from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Season’s Greetings, New Year’s Cards and don’t forget about Holiday Party Invitations!

Deal ends Sunday, November 25, 2012 11:59 PM PST.

FREE Shipping at Melissa & Doug (NO Minimum Order!)

Melissa and Doug make awesome toys that are great for learning, colorful and made of sturdy and REAL materials!  If Melissa and Doug toys are on your Christmas list, take advantage of FREE SHIPPING with NO minimum order amount when you use coupon code FREESHIPAFF!  This code is valid until December 31, 2012!!

See Melissa and Doug Special Offers HERE!

HOT Deal: 4″ x 6″ Photo Book for $1!!


Photo books make GREAT presents. If your children’s grandparents live far away, make an album of the most exciting events of the year and send it to them for Christmas. They will be delighted and it is a much better present than a last minute trinket you picked up. 😉 Right now you can score a 4″ x 6″ softcover book for just $1 when you use coupon code 146 at checkout! If you haven’t previously registered for York, you’ll get 40 FREE prints in addition to the awesome photo book deal!

  This post is part of my Christmas Gift Series.

*HOT!* Half-Off Gift Cards: Toys ‘R’ Us, Old Navy, iTunes, Rainforest Cafe + MUCH MORE!

 

Saveology is pumping out the national gift card deals right now! Most of the following gift cards are only available to new customers.

Ideas for Saveology gift cards:

  1. Purchase gift cards and then give them as birthday or Christmas gifts
  2. Purchase gift cards and then use them to buy birthday or Christmas gifts (For example, I know I will be shopping at Toys ‘R’ Us for Christmas, so I’ll buy a gift card this gift card at half off and use it on a transaction in which I’ll also be using coupons. Love to stack those deals!)
  3. Purchase them for yourself and your family – they’re a great deal!

Don’t wait on these too long- they move very quickly!

 

Check out this list of deeply discounted gift cards for NEW Saveology customers:

 

$5 for $10 Toys “R” Us Gift Card – Exclusively for You!

$5 For A $10 Papa John’s Gift Card – Exclusively For You!

$5 for $10 Domino’s Gift Card ($10 Value)

$5 for a $10 Brinker International Gift Card – (Maggiano’s, On the Border, etc.)

Old Navy Gift Card – Choose from Two Amounts – Exclusively for You!

$10 for $20 ExxonMobil Gift Card – Exclusively For You!

$5 For A $10 Papa John’s Gift Card – Exclusively For You!

$7.50 For A $15 iTunes Gift Card – Exclusively For You!

$3 For A $10 Boston Market Card – Exclusively For You!

$7.50 For A $15 Rainforest Cafe Gift Card – Exclusively For You!

$7.50 for $15 Payless Gift Card

 

Hot Dots & Educational Insights Up To 50% Off!

Head over to Zulily where you can find Hot Dots & Educational Insights materials up to 50% off! These are perfect for your family whether you are homeschooling or your child is in preschool. They are excellent for lesson extensions and giving your little one something constructive to do when they’re “bored”. 🙂 I highly recommend these! Here are some of my favorites for MY family, but you’ve got to check them out yourself!

Go HERE to get yours!

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