Holiday Savings!

Hope everyone’s Thanksgivings were as wonderfully joyous as mine! As always, my savings were bountiful. I was able to get 2 free turkeys, side dishes, salads, beverages, and desserts – all at great discounts. There is no trick; just a bit of planning, organizing, and watching for the best time to buy.

As we enter the Holiday season, and we plan our gift-giving, there are many ways to save. The department stores all have online, as well as in-store, coupons. Here’s one great example:

Bed, Bath & Beyond always has discount coupons (they accept expired ones too), and the clerk will help determine the best coupons for each item. But behind the courtesy desk is a list of about 50-75 rebated items. My son just bought a Keurig coffee maker using a 20% coupon. He then took advantage of the $50 rebate offered at BB&B. A double discount!

Some other rebated items include Emerilware, Pyrex, and Kitchenaid. The best part? You can keep the rebate on these gift items and have more money to spend or to save: your choice!

Need stationery items? Staples, among other stationers, offer rebates. I received almost $200 in rebates this past month: paper, pens, printers, software, and more. My husband Steve got a great deal on a new Canon printer with a $150 rebate. A nice gift (for himself)!

Don’t forget toys! Every toy store has sales, coupons, and discounts, especially around this time of here. Combine as many as you can. Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us have mega savings.

Toy manufacturers like Hasbro also offer their own coupons:

One of my favorite sites,, offers online rebates. They have about 500 or more partners, including Kohls, Walmart, Sears, Amazon, and more. Go to the ebates site, click on the partner you want, and make your purchase. You can use online codes, sales, and more, plus you get additional cash back from ebates itself. They offer almost daily double cash back. I got 12% back from Lancome, 6% back from, and 35% back from the Entertainment book. And that’s just me getting started!

Make your Holiday shopping pay you too. In a year, I get between $2,000 and $2,500 cash. Checks in the mail (after the Holidays are over) are a great bonus. Happy Saving!

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