Today we are going to wrap up the final post in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money series. If you missed any part of the series, be sure to go back and read through all the ideas. You’re sure to find something to put to use.
You know, sometimes you look at the Christmas budget you’ve managed to stash away…
…then you look at the list of people you have to buy for, and you can’t help but wonder…
how is this supposed to work??
Well, all it takes is a little creativity!
Now, if (like me) you are NOT exactly a creative type of person, that might make you sweat a little.
But don’t worry!
I’ve found a list of good things you can DIY for people. Things they’ll actually love to have. And that are really hard to mess up.
Because I don’t know about you, but I don’t plan to knit any sweaters this year. 😉
Did you read past the title? Good!
Some of you are doing a good Jimmy Fallon impression right now. (“ew”) But buying secondhand isn’t gross, and I’ll tell you why. Because it’s going to save you a ton of money.
Now so far in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money series, we have talked about creative ways to find some extra bucks to spend on presents. If you missed any of the series, be sure to check out this post! At the bottom you’ll find links to all of the previous posts.
Back to secondhand shopping.
Ok, so it’s not just the frugal part that makes it not gross. The fact is that a lot of people out there are getting rid of perfectly good (or even still new with tags) items for whatever reason. Maybe they are decluttering or cleaning up the home of a loved one or got a gift they hated but couldn’t return. Who knows?
So far in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money series we have talked about some creative ways to find money for those gifts. Ways to get gift cards. Taking odd jobs. Today we’re going off in a slightly different direction. Let’s talk giveaways.
Chances are that you’ve heard a giveaway of some sort advertised lately. Radio stations are always giving something away. So are companies. And bloggers.
But how often do you act on those giveaways? Do you ever make an attempt to enter, or do you automatically assume you won’t win and you don’t even try?
Today in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money, let’s talk about earning money by taking odd jobs. We are talking about jobs that are typically a one-time only deal or fairly infrequent.
Getting a part time job to cover presents is also a great idea, but not always a reality for many of us with a tight schedule or young children to care for. (Or both.)
Save your Christmas budget with these tips for finding cheap or free gift cards (plus how you can use them to save more money!).
So now you have a good plan started for saving lots of money this Christmas season.
Now, if you tally up your total budget for Christmas presents and your eyes pop out of your head like an old Bugs Bunny cartoon…
Well, that’s ok!
Now you see why we are planning ahead!
Because you were so smart with that planning, we have time to get a little creative with that budget. Here’s how…