It's amazing how fast time goes by, and once again Christmas is just around the corner. Yep, just 9 days away. Is your tree sparkling from top to bottom with a zillion lights, and ornaments of silver and gold, red and green, and all the trimmings? Do you have all your shopping done? Presents all around the tree? I finally started wrapping/bagging yesterday.
My list is short these days, and on-line shopping makes is so much easier. No driving all over town, waiting in long lines of traffic and longer lines in the stores. Just click here, click there and you're done. Simple. So far, I've had 3 orders from Amazon, one from Penzeys, cashed in green points for a gift card, and ordered ink for my printer to print more money-saving coupons. The more you save, the more you can give.
I still have a few gifts to get for the "hard to shop for" folks. My guess is gift cards for them. I know that sounds like a cop-out, but personally I never mind getting gift cards. Being the frugal shopper that I am, I make the most of them.
So, my thoughts in a nutshell...Shop on-line, use coupon codes and seek out free shipping deals. When you do have to go to the stores, the same principles apply. Use coupons, especially combined with sales to get the best deals.