7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money: Simplify

7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money: Simplify

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.

So far we have talked about ways to find money and ways to stretch that money across your list of giftees.  Now let’s talk about stretching your Christmas money by simplifying.

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7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money: Do It Yourself

7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money: Do It Yourself

You take the gift from your relative and give it a little shake.  What could it be?  After waiting for the younger family members to get done unwrapping their gifts, you finally get to tear it open.

Inside?  A hand knit sweater.

Your reaction to this gift is going to depend greatly upon who made it.  Did your very talented aunt handcraft a beautiful gift in your favorite color?  That’s a blessing!

If your niece gave you the first knitting creation she’s ever done, that might be a different type of blessing.

Now, if you’re a bit worried about “blessing” people with your own DIY gifts, don’t be!  I’ve found a ton of ideas that even a non-crafty person can do.  (Because I, myself, am a non-crafty person.)

(This post is part of the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money series.  If you missed any of the previous days in the series, you can find them at the bottom of this post.)

 

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7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money: Buy Secondhand

7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money: Buy Secondhand

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?

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7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money: Giveaways

7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money: Giveaways

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?

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How Gift Cards Will Save Your Budget This Christmas

How Gift Cards Will Save Your Budget This Christmas

Save your Christmas budget with these tips for finding cheap or free gift cards (plus how you can use them to save more money!).

Last time in the 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money series, we talked about making a list (and checking it twice!).  

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…

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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…

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