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A HUGE thanks to Nickelodeon for sponsoring our Holiday Money Saving Tips Contest. My kids were HUGE Nick Jr. fans when they were little.

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  1. One thing that has saved a good amount of money for my family is for my husband and I to bring our own lunch to work. Though we both work at schools and could get pretty cheap lunches, it is even cheaper for us to fix something early in the week and divvy it up to eat over several days!

  2. One thing that has saved a good amount of money for my family is for my husband and I to bring our own lunch to work. Though we both work at schools and could get pretty cheap lunches, it is even cheaper for us to fix something early in the week and divvy it up to eat over several days!

  3. I have leaned alot from all the 11 moms. Learning how to really shop with coupons and make them work for me has been great.

  4. I have leaned alot from all the 11 moms. Learning how to really shop with coupons and make them work for me has been great.

  5. I first heard about the site from Jack & Ron, and I like your info so much i subscribe via rss. I call myself very froogle but others call me cheap, lol.

    Basically all my friends come to me if they are looking to find something for a good price. They way i do this is i keep up with all the prices online and store, its kinda of my morning hobby. I check craigslist every day for stuff im interested in to see what the used price is. If i really want something and do see it on craigslist then i check ebay.

    After I know the used price now it’s time to find the new price. One of my favorite sites is http://www.dealnews.com they are awesome at listing up-to-date deals. Buy.com & amazon are good places to check.

    Then after all this i’ll go to google product search and look for it there. If i decide to buy online anytime during check out you see a place for a promo or coupon code i go check coupon mountain or retailmenot to see if i can get an extra 10-20%off or free shipping.

    So the best way to save money is be patient and dont impulse buy do research on product and price.
    thanks
    dm

  6. I first heard about the site from Jack & Ron, and I like your info so much i subscribe via rss. I call myself very froogle but others call me cheap, lol.

    Basically all my friends come to me if they are looking to find something for a good price. They way i do this is i keep up with all the prices online and store, its kinda of my morning hobby. I check craigslist every day for stuff im interested in to see what the used price is. If i really want something and do see it on craigslist then i check ebay.

    After I know the used price now it’s time to find the new price. One of my favorite sites is http://www.dealnews.com they are awesome at listing up-to-date deals. Buy.com & amazon are good places to check.

    Then after all this i’ll go to google product search and look for it there. If i decide to buy online anytime during check out you see a place for a promo or coupon code i go check coupon mountain or retailmenot to see if i can get an extra 10-20%off or free shipping.

    So the best way to save money is be patient and dont impulse buy do research on product and price.
    thanks
    dm

  7. I take my coupons with me EVERYWHERE… you never know where you might find a good deal that is made even sweeter with a coupon!

  8. I take my coupons with me EVERYWHERE… you never know where you might find a good deal that is made even sweeter with a coupon!

  9. The biggest money saving tip I have is buy only what you know you are going to use…you are not saving money if its going to rot or you are going to tosss it..in fact its stupid. Think and don’t be a glutton when it comes to coupons- sure if you are going to share the items or donate all is great..but people letting food go to waste is silly. This also goes for products that expire- don’t stockpile items out of greed of a good deal if its not going to be used its not a good deal in the long run.
    Subscriber

  10. The biggest money saving tip I have is buy only what you know you are going to use…you are not saving money if its going to rot or you are going to tosss it..in fact its stupid. Think and don’t be a glutton when it comes to coupons- sure if you are going to share the items or donate all is great..but people letting food go to waste is silly. This also goes for products that expire- don’t stockpile items out of greed of a good deal if its not going to be used its not a good deal in the long run.
    Subscriber

  11. My tip for saving money if for people with little ones at home. I make my own baby food. It is very easy and very cheap. All you need are some ice cube trays a blender and a bag of frozen veggies. As an example for about 1.50 at walmart you can make about 2-3 weeks worth of pureed green beans.

  12. My tip for saving money if for people with little ones at home. I make my own baby food. It is very easy and very cheap. All you need are some ice cube trays a blender and a bag of frozen veggies. As an example for about 1.50 at walmart you can make about 2-3 weeks worth of pureed green beans.

  13. I buy coupons in bulk on ebay. My son drinks soymilk and we use Huggies baby wipes. I can buy 20 coupons for under $2 and shipping is usually only a dollar. I use these at stores that double, some here in CA no longer do that. I also take part in four coupon trains from groups on CafeMom. I have newspaper delivery, use the paper for diaper changes, reuse the plastic bags from grocery to toss them out. I reuse baggies for snack items. I use lock & lock containers for my sons lunch and rinse and reuse them. He has several juice boxes for his drink instead of the disposable ones from store. It costs less doing it this way.

  14. I buy coupons in bulk on ebay. My son drinks soymilk and we use Huggies baby wipes. I can buy 20 coupons for under $2 and shipping is usually only a dollar. I use these at stores that double, some here in CA no longer do that. I also take part in four coupon trains from groups on CafeMom. I have newspaper delivery, use the paper for diaper changes, reuse the plastic bags from grocery to toss them out. I reuse baggies for snack items. I use lock & lock containers for my sons lunch and rinse and reuse them. He has several juice boxes for his drink instead of the disposable ones from store. It costs less doing it this way.

  15. To save money we use pictures we have taken of our son through out the year, and my son and I make them into ornaments, cards, decorate picture frames. It saves a ton of money and our family love the pictures! We have also made music cd’s of songs we know the recipient would love.

  16. To save money we use pictures we have taken of our son through out the year, and my son and I make them into ornaments, cards, decorate picture frames. It saves a ton of money and our family love the pictures! We have also made music cd’s of songs we know the recipient would love.

  17. We have a set game night and a movie night every week. It actually gets to be as much fun as eating out or going out for a movie, because the whole family gets excited for it, prepares for it and takes part in it. We like the Disney Scene It, Sorry, and movies from Redbox. They’re things that we already have and Redbox can be picked up at Walmart or our local grocery store for $1 or free on Mondays. Better than saving money, we can laugh together.

  18. We have a set game night and a movie night every week. It actually gets to be as much fun as eating out or going out for a movie, because the whole family gets excited for it, prepares for it and takes part in it. We like the Disney Scene It, Sorry, and movies from Redbox. They’re things that we already have and Redbox can be picked up at Walmart or our local grocery store for $1 or free on Mondays. Better than saving money, we can laugh together.

  19. Show your love & appreciation through homemade coupons, favors, just do something for family, friend, stranger or foe from the heart—priceless. It feels so much better that you made someone smile, then whether or not they’ll like the ‘gift you bought’.

  20. I sign up for freebies on the internet! I’ve gottne everything from Swiffer Dusters to mints that way. BzzAgent and VocalPoint are both great sites for freebies and you just have to give them feedback to be a member!

  21. Show your love & appreciation through homemade coupons, favors, just do something for family, friend, stranger or foe from the heart—priceless. It feels so much better that you made someone smile, then whether or not they’ll like the ‘gift you bought’.

  22. I am already subscribed.

    Tip: decluttering! I use FlyLady a lot for inspiration, but the particulars aren’t nearly as important as the attitude. If you approach everything with the idea that it must earn space in your home either by being used regularly or being loved, it eliminates a lot of STUFF! Then, once you get in the habit of requiring things to earn their space, you also get in the habit of bringing fewer things in, in the first place, knowing that you will likely be decluttering them not too far down the road!

  23. I am already subscribed.

    Tip: decluttering! I use FlyLady a lot for inspiration, but the particulars aren’t nearly as important as the attitude. If you approach everything with the idea that it must earn space in your home either by being used regularly or being loved, it eliminates a lot of STUFF! Then, once you get in the habit of requiring things to earn their space, you also get in the habit of bringing fewer things in, in the first place, knowing that you will likely be decluttering them not too far down the road!

  24. I sign up for freebies on the internet! I’ve gottne everything from Swiffer Dusters to mints that way. BzzAgent and VocalPoint are both great sites for freebies and you just have to give them feedback to be a member!

  25. Re-read the labels on products like laundry detergent, shampoo, dishwashing liquid, etc. The products change and the recommended about has gone down on many of the products because they are more concentrated these days. If you are still using the old amount you might be wasting money.

  26. Re-read the labels on products like laundry detergent, shampoo, dishwashing liquid, etc. The products change and the recommended about has gone down on many of the products because they are more concentrated these days. If you are still using the old amount you might be wasting money.

  27. I have 4 month old twins so saving money is HUGE for our family.

    I cut coupons, match sales ads and create a shopping list so I don’t buy extra items.

  28. I have 4 month old twins so saving money is HUGE for our family.

    I cut coupons, match sales ads and create a shopping list so I don’t buy extra items.

  29. Having a large family it is extremely important to save money. We have 5 children and 3 which are teens and they seem to eat us out of house and home on a continuous basis. They are also home schooled so they are home to eat 24/7.

    So…I have developed a 2 week menu…and stick to that menu and clip coupons and shop according to the menu for that 2 week period.

    At first my husband did not think it was possible to shop for 2 weeks and couldn’t understand why we couldn’t just go to the store when we needed an item.

    Well, after he saw me in action at the grocery store with my coupons and menu he realized it was a great idea. It keeps us from buying needless items that will surely spoil and well as junk food.

    We no longer order out every couple days because we have a menu and the food available.
    We have saved an average of 300-400 dollars! We used to spend $400 a week and now we spend less than $300 every 2 weeks:)

    My family is eating healthier and my children are all learning not only how to cook but how to clip coupons and save money. That is the best lesson I could ever teach them.

  30. Having a large family it is extremely important to save money. We have 5 children and 3 which are teens and they seem to eat us out of house and home on a continuous basis. They are also home schooled so they are home to eat 24/7.

    So…I have developed a 2 week menu…and stick to that menu and clip coupons and shop according to the menu for that 2 week period.

    At first my husband did not think it was possible to shop for 2 weeks and couldn’t understand why we couldn’t just go to the store when we needed an item.

    Well, after he saw me in action at the grocery store with my coupons and menu he realized it was a great idea. It keeps us from buying needless items that will surely spoil and well as junk food.

    We no longer order out every couple days because we have a menu and the food available.
    We have saved an average of 300-400 dollars! We used to spend $400 a week and now we spend less than $300 every 2 weeks:)

    My family is eating healthier and my children are all learning not only how to cook but how to clip coupons and save money. That is the best lesson I could ever teach them.

  31. I have a huge family, which includes 5 daughter in laws. All year long I collect up free samples of everything from pot holders to shampoo, perfumes and books. There are freebies all over the web. Then I make up baskets for them for Christmas. The girls just love getting their baskets since they never know what I’ve found over the year! Plus lots of these samples are really nice fragrances or hair care products that they couldn’t normally buy. When they get into them there is always much swapping , trading and bartering going on! Plus- its always fun to throw them a curve—like the newly wed who will get Luv samples this year! LOL
    I just subscribed. Thanks!

  32. I have a huge family, which includes 5 daughter in laws. All year long I collect up free samples of everything from pot holders to shampoo, perfumes and books. There are freebies all over the web. Then I make up baskets for them for Christmas. The girls just love getting their baskets since they never know what I’ve found over the year! Plus lots of these samples are really nice fragrances or hair care products that they couldn’t normally buy. When they get into them there is always much swapping , trading and bartering going on! Plus- its always fun to throw them a curve—like the newly wed who will get Luv samples this year! LOL
    I just subscribed. Thanks!

  33. My best money saving tip. Do not go shopping when you have no extra money to spend(basically do not spend what you do not have let alone all the extra cash you may have should be used to pay off debt first). If you do have some extra money price comparison shop first(basically find the best deal for your money).

  34. My best money saving tip. Do not go shopping when you have no extra money to spend(basically do not spend what you do not have let alone all the extra cash you may have should be used to pay off debt first). If you do have some extra money price comparison shop first(basically find the best deal for your money).

  35. I only use cash and stick to our budget for daily shopping. With holiday purchasing, I take it one step further-I have a detailed plan of what I’m buying, who it’s for, and a per person price limit. I try to shop in a wide variety of stores so I get the best price and make homemade whenever possible!!!!

  36. I only use cash and stick to our budget for daily shopping. With holiday purchasing, I take it one step further-I have a detailed plan of what I’m buying, who it’s for, and a per person price limit. I try to shop in a wide variety of stores so I get the best price and make homemade whenever possible!!!!

  37. I always go shopping the day after Christmas, which here in Canada is called Boxing Day. Great sales on Boxing Day and I start purchasing for the next year!

    I buy wrapping paper, ribbons, tags, tape, ornaments, gift bags, xmas stuffies etc all on Boxing Day and usually at 75% off the retail price!

    I save mucho money and haven’t paid full price for anything mentioned above for years!!

    Thanks

  38. I always go shopping the day after Christmas, which here in Canada is called Boxing Day. Great sales on Boxing Day and I start purchasing for the next year!

    I buy wrapping paper, ribbons, tags, tape, ornaments, gift bags, xmas stuffies etc all on Boxing Day and usually at 75% off the retail price!

    I save mucho money and haven’t paid full price for anything mentioned above for years!!

    Thanks

  39. I compare the price of the item I want to different stores around here. Usually the PX on post (the PX is like a huge WalMart for us Military folks) has the lowest prices, plus no tax! So I shop around for a while & then make my decision on where to buy.

  40. I compare the price of the item I want to different stores around here. Usually the PX on post (the PX is like a huge WalMart for us Military folks) has the lowest prices, plus no tax! So I shop around for a while & then make my decision on where to buy.

  41. The best thing that I do to save money during the holidays is to limit gift-giving. With my siblings, our gift to each other is that we don’t get each other gifts – simply gifts for the kids that fall under a set price range.

  42. The best thing that I do to save money during the holidays is to limit gift-giving. With my siblings, our gift to each other is that we don’t get each other gifts – simply gifts for the kids that fall under a set price range.

  43. I post items that I no longer want ot can use on freecycle and then I ask for things that I need. Recycling is better than buying

  44. I post items that I no longer want ot can use on freecycle and then I ask for things that I need. Recycling is better than buying

  45. Saving money this christmas can be as easy as having a coke and a smile. If you save coke points you can order gift subscriptions for popular magazines like redbook and good house keeping. When you have enough points you simply let them know where to send the magazine.

  46. Saving money this christmas can be as easy as having a coke and a smile. If you save coke points you can order gift subscriptions for popular magazines like redbook and good house keeping. When you have enough points you simply let them know where to send the magazine.

  47. Shop the sales but stick to your “sale” list or that $5 book you are giving your sister in law just turned into a book for her and a video for you and a cd for your husband.

    I subscribed. Thanks!

  48. Shop the sales but stick to your “sale” list or that $5 book you are giving your sister in law just turned into a book for her and a video for you and a cd for your husband.

    I subscribed. Thanks!

  49. I shop a lot at thrift stores when they have the prices half off. It takes some searching but I find lots of new things.

  50. I shop a lot at thrift stores when they have the prices half off. It takes some searching but I find lots of new things.

  51. Instead of throwing recyclable cans and bottles into the bins provided by the scavenger company keep them at home in large plastic bags.
    When you’ve collected enough to justify the trip take them to a recycling center (combine this errand with another such as grocery shopping). Recycling only takes minutes and often pays as much as
    $40.

    Thanks for the contest. Best wishes for happy holidays!

  52. Instead of throwing recyclable cans and bottles into the bins provided by the scavenger company keep them at home in large plastic bags.
    When you’ve collected enough to justify the trip take them to a recycling center (combine this errand with another such as grocery shopping). Recycling only takes minutes and often pays as much as
    $40.

    Thanks for the contest. Best wishes for happy holidays!

  53. My best one money saving tip is to conserve engery at home. Simple things such as turning off lights when you leave a room and setting the thermostat just a couple of degrees lower/higher depending on the season are super easy to do yet do pay off! It really does make a difference in your electric/gas bill!

  54. My best one money saving tip is to conserve engery at home. Simple things such as turning off lights when you leave a room and setting the thermostat just a couple of degrees lower/higher depending on the season are super easy to do yet do pay off! It really does make a difference in your electric/gas bill!

  55. Coupons have probably saved me at least $1,500 this year. The ones I find online save me about $15 every time I go to the store, which adds quickly.

    And I shop around before I buy anything.

    Also, I’d recommend cooking your own food instead of buying fast food. It’s cheaper.

  56. Coupons have probably saved me at least $1,500 this year. The ones I find online save me about $15 every time I go to the store, which adds quickly.

    And I shop around before I buy anything.

    Also, I’d recommend cooking your own food instead of buying fast food. It’s cheaper.

  57. My best money saving tip is to never buy things on credit. We start early in the year to buy gifts for the family getting the best possible deals so that by Christmas it is not a burden and we can relax and enjoy Christmas!!!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  58. My best money saving tip is to never buy things on credit. We start early in the year to buy gifts for the family getting the best possible deals so that by Christmas it is not a burden and we can relax and enjoy Christmas!!!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  59. The most money saving tip I can give if shopping on-line is always sign up for e-mails from your favorite sites. I get so many discount coupons in my e-mail. It really helps
    save.

  60. The most money saving tip I can give if shopping on-line is always sign up for e-mails from your favorite sites. I get so many discount coupons in my e-mail. It really helps
    save.

  61. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway. I subscribed.
    My best money saving tip is to use coupons. Whenever we shop, I make sure to make a list from the store flyer and go through my coupons before going into the store. We save so much with using coupons.
    Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

  62. Save money by starting early and jumping on sales as soon as they arise throughout the year. By the time Christmas comes, you’ll already be set!

  63. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway. I subscribed.
    My best money saving tip is to use coupons. Whenever we shop, I make sure to make a list from the store flyer and go through my coupons before going into the store. We save so much with using coupons.
    Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

  64. Save money by starting early and jumping on sales as soon as they arise throughout the year. By the time Christmas comes, you’ll already be set!

  65. I guess my best idea is also a great family tradition. Me and my daughters make Christmas decorations from all types of items, most of them found outside around our home. This is soo much fun and we just add them to the previous years collection. I will have great decorations and a great way to remember all the fun we had spending time together making them. And this is so much cheaper than buying new decorations each year. And any decorations we do buy comes from the after Christmas sales.

  66. I guess my best idea is also a great family tradition. Me and my daughters make Christmas decorations from all types of items, most of them found outside around our home. This is soo much fun and we just add them to the previous years collection. I will have great decorations and a great way to remember all the fun we had spending time together making them. And this is so much cheaper than buying new decorations each year. And any decorations we do buy comes from the after Christmas sales.

  67. I just subscribed and here is my money-saving tip:

    We have a large family so all the adults have agreed to only BUY presents for the kids. For the adults, each separate family makes a creative home decor gift with items unique to where we live (since we are spread all over the country- we do pinecone centerpieces, etc. for Colorado and my California sister does seashell wall hangings, etc.). Then we exchange with a different family each year. Saves on gifts and on holiday decor for next year!

  68. I just subscribed and here is my money-saving tip:

    We have a large family so all the adults have agreed to only BUY presents for the kids. For the adults, each separate family makes a creative home decor gift with items unique to where we live (since we are spread all over the country- we do pinecone centerpieces, etc. for Colorado and my California sister does seashell wall hangings, etc.). Then we exchange with a different family each year. Saves on gifts and on holiday decor for next year!

  69. While shopping online for excellent deals is really a good strategy, shopping the day before Thanksgiving is really great too. Most retailers have gathered items throughout their store and price them up to 90% off. We usually go late in the evening and really find lots of great deals and most people are at home getting ready for Thanksgiving.

  70. While shopping online for excellent deals is really a good strategy, shopping the day before Thanksgiving is really great too. Most retailers have gathered items throughout their store and price them up to 90% off. We usually go late in the evening and really find lots of great deals and most people are at home getting ready for Thanksgiving.

  71. I like to buy hamburger meat and other meat when it has the reduced, sell by today stickers on them. When I buy the hamburger meat, I like to cook all the meat and seperate the meat into 1 pound sections, so when I am ready to make tacos, sloppy joes, spegetti, or hamburger helper, I am one step closer to preparing my meal!
    shannonsnow@cox.net

  72. I like to buy hamburger meat and other meat when it has the reduced, sell by today stickers on them. When I buy the hamburger meat, I like to cook all the meat and seperate the meat into 1 pound sections, so when I am ready to make tacos, sloppy joes, spegetti, or hamburger helper, I am one step closer to preparing my meal!
    shannonsnow@cox.net

  73. We get all our DVD’s, books and cd’s from our local library. We have done this for hear and save hundred’s of dollars!

  74. We get all our DVD’s, books and cd’s from our local library. We have done this for hear and save hundred’s of dollars!

  75. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFLs) bulbs. These bulbs use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer. They do take some getting used to, and they won’t work in every light fixture. But use them where it makes sense and save energy and money.

  76. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFLs) bulbs. These bulbs use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer. They do take some getting used to, and they won’t work in every light fixture. But use them where it makes sense and save energy and money.

  77. No money for gifts? Simply look for rebates throughout the year and save all those products that end up costing you not one red cent. At Christmas have your family draw numbers and they can pick items from your FREE bin. Sometimes they can go around two or three times picking free items. Our family loves this and it’s turned into a tradition and almost more fun that gift opening.

  78. No money for gifts? Simply look for rebates throughout the year and save all those products that end up costing you not one red cent. At Christmas have your family draw numbers and they can pick items from your FREE bin. Sometimes they can go around two or three times picking free items. Our family loves this and it’s turned into a tradition and almost more fun that gift opening.

  79. My tip is to use coupons and shop the early sales. Also use eBay, it is a treasure trove for those hard to find gifts.

  80. My tip is to use coupons and shop the early sales. Also use eBay, it is a treasure trove for those hard to find gifts.

  81. This one is my favorite. You know those huge crowds of people that shop beginning on Black Friday and pretty much every day after …Well, I have learned that most of those great bargains are also available on the company’s website. This time of year, many of them offer free shipping. Plus, if you do a search for coupon codes and / or promotional codes, you will find that a huge number of retailers have hidden offers where you can receive additional discounts on top of these “doorbuster” savings without leaving the comfort and warmth of home. Some of these discount codes are pretty significant!

  82. This one is my favorite. You know those huge crowds of people that shop beginning on Black Friday and pretty much every day after …Well, I have learned that most of those great bargains are also available on the company’s website. This time of year, many of them offer free shipping. Plus, if you do a search for coupon codes and / or promotional codes, you will find that a huge number of retailers have hidden offers where you can receive additional discounts on top of these “doorbuster” savings without leaving the comfort and warmth of home. Some of these discount codes are pretty significant!

  83. It is very easy to save money. Do not buy what you don’t really need. Do not spend more than you earn. Do not buy a house you can’t afford, or a car.

  84. It is very easy to save money. Do not buy what you don’t really need. Do not spend more than you earn. Do not buy a house you can’t afford, or a car.

  85. watch out for sales and ads and shop at that time. go to places like: walmart, target and big lots. you really can save alot and you just might be able to get the majority of your list done.

  86. watch out for sales and ads and shop at that time. go to places like: walmart, target and big lots. you really can save alot and you just might be able to get the majority of your list done.

  87. I like to have little “surprises” for my grandchildren when they come to visit throughout the year. My husband and I enjoy going to the centralized garage sales (one stop shopping, like church, organization, school) and pick up items. Some are new and some are “almost” new. The children love them and always ask what did you find at the garage sales. You can get great items for 25 cents to a dollar (books, purses, games,toys,jewelry,crafts,etc)

  88. I like to have little “surprises” for my grandchildren when they come to visit throughout the year. My husband and I enjoy going to the centralized garage sales (one stop shopping, like church, organization, school) and pick up items. Some are new and some are “almost” new. The children love them and always ask what did you find at the garage sales. You can get great items for 25 cents to a dollar (books, purses, games,toys,jewelry,crafts,etc)

  89. i buy everthing on sale an with coupons if possible use trask bags to wrap large gifts and bags then can be used as they were intended ribbons and bows can be any color on bags an i use whits or green bags. i also wrap my gifts all gifts in foil. tape is’nt needed nor is boxes more than 2 hands and very little storage is needed for abox of foil in fact most kitchens have at least one box on hand

  90. i buy everthing on sale an with coupons if possible use trask bags to wrap large gifts and bags then can be used as they were intended ribbons and bows can be any color on bags an i use whits or green bags. i also wrap my gifts all gifts in foil. tape is’nt needed nor is boxes more than 2 hands and very little storage is needed for abox of foil in fact most kitchens have at least one box on hand

  91. We found a great deal on an artificial tree on Christmas Eve last year. We figured that, given the cost of live trees around here, if the tree lasts more than three years, we’re saving money in the long run.

    I’m also a big fan of buying up stuff on clearance after Christmas and storing it until the next year. It’s like Christmas all over again when you go to open it up!

  92. We found a great deal on an artificial tree on Christmas Eve last year. We figured that, given the cost of live trees around here, if the tree lasts more than three years, we’re saving money in the long run.

    I’m also a big fan of buying up stuff on clearance after Christmas and storing it until the next year. It’s like Christmas all over again when you go to open it up!

  93. I love making gifts and I keep a stash of supplies that I typically buy throughout the year when things go on clearance. When the weather turns cooler, I get inspired to start sewing, knitting, baking, painting and crafting.

  94. I love making gifts and I keep a stash of supplies that I typically buy throughout the year when things go on clearance. When the weather turns cooler, I get inspired to start sewing, knitting, baking, painting and crafting.

  95. I have always saved ornaments from years gone by and take them out and paint the ones that are plain or change the pictures on the already painted ones. I also use my pinecones from my tree and make beautiful wreaths by spray painting them. They have lasted for over 10 years. I just repaint, and they look like brand new. Also, I design my own Christmas cards with recycled paper photo copy them for 5 cents.

    As far as lights, I still use the ones from 2000. I make sure to pack them carefully and they still work. To save money on electricity I only put them on for 2 hours a night, from 8-10 when people are driving around to see all the beautiful displays. Christmas items made from the heart go a long way and have so much meaning.

  96. just like we switch lightbulbs, switch your xmas lights to energy saving LED lights…or even solar powered outdoor lights.

  97. I have always saved ornaments from years gone by and take them out and paint the ones that are plain or change the pictures on the already painted ones. I also use my pinecones from my tree and make beautiful wreaths by spray painting them. They have lasted for over 10 years. I just repaint, and they look like brand new. Also, I design my own Christmas cards with recycled paper photo copy them for 5 cents.

    As far as lights, I still use the ones from 2000. I make sure to pack them carefully and they still work. To save money on electricity I only put them on for 2 hours a night, from 8-10 when people are driving around to see all the beautiful displays. Christmas items made from the heart go a long way and have so much meaning.

  98. just like we switch lightbulbs, switch your xmas lights to energy saving LED lights…or even solar powered outdoor lights.

  99. My kids are making our Christmas cards this year instead of buying store bought cards. It’s an inexpensive gift for someone, and it’s more personal.

  100. My kids are making our Christmas cards this year instead of buying store bought cards. It’s an inexpensive gift for someone, and it’s more personal.

  101. Save money and trees when sending holiday cards. At most photocard websites you can also get photo card postcards. They are cheaper to order and will cost less in postage since you will only need a postcard stamp. They will also save paper by eliminating the need for an envelope!

  102. Save money and trees when sending holiday cards. At most photocard websites you can also get photo card postcards. They are cheaper to order and will cost less in postage since you will only need a postcard stamp. They will also save paper by eliminating the need for an envelope!

  103. I have three grocery stores locally, that are literally within a couple of miles of one another. I receive their weekly circulars and sit down and plan meals according to their sale items. I also stock up on the loss leaders offered at each store and take advantage of their offers of $10 off of a $50 purchase.

    Between doing all of these things, being prepared ahead of time with detailed grocery lists, stocking up and taking advantage of manufacturers coupons I have cut down our grocery bills by an incredible amount.

  104. I have three grocery stores locally, that are literally within a couple of miles of one another. I receive their weekly circulars and sit down and plan meals according to their sale items. I also stock up on the loss leaders offered at each store and take advantage of their offers of $10 off of a $50 purchase.

    Between doing all of these things, being prepared ahead of time with detailed grocery lists, stocking up and taking advantage of manufacturers coupons I have cut down our grocery bills by an incredible amount.

  105. I subscribed. Here is my tip:

    I put the cash that I want to spend on each friend/family member into separate envelopes with their names on it. As I purchase gifts for that person, the money to pay comes from the envelope with their name on it, and the change goes back in. The item and amount spent is noted on the front with a running total spent.

  106. I subscribed. Here is my tip:

    I put the cash that I want to spend on each friend/family member into separate envelopes with their names on it. As I purchase gifts for that person, the money to pay comes from the envelope with their name on it, and the change goes back in. The item and amount spent is noted on the front with a running total spent.

  107. This past year I started saving up all my money from doing online paid surveys and point opportunities etc and I’m using that money and the giftcards and THATS IT to pay for my daughter and sons Christmas presents! It may just be a dollar here or there, but it does add up!!

  108. This past year I started saving up all my money from doing online paid surveys and point opportunities etc and I’m using that money and the giftcards and THATS IT to pay for my daughter and sons Christmas presents! It may just be a dollar here or there, but it does add up!!

  109. To save money during the holidays, I go out in my yard and snip evergreen boughs and bittersweet from the bushes. I stuff these in old urns I have outside.

  110. To save money during the holidays, I go out in my yard and snip evergreen boughs and bittersweet from the bushes. I stuff these in old urns I have outside.

  111. Give A present in a present (for example, a hat in a matching scarf, jewelry in a wooden box, cookies in a reusable tin or cookie jar, barbecue grill utensils or picnic supplies in a tablecloth, kitchen gifts in towels or all-purpose cloths).

    mamamy26@gmail.com

  112. Give A present in a present (for example, a hat in a matching scarf, jewelry in a wooden box, cookies in a reusable tin or cookie jar, barbecue grill utensils or picnic supplies in a tablecloth, kitchen gifts in towels or all-purpose cloths).

    mamamy26@gmail.com

  113. We spend only cash in an envelope system. Once the cash is gone from our envelopes there is no more buying that item until the next payday. Food, household items, clothing, hair care, makeup, entertainment, babysitter… You name it, we spend cash on it.

    Needless to say it hurts more to spend cash than it does to swipe a card! And I spend far less on everythng!

    JLHalsted(at)hotmail(dot)com

  114. We spend only cash in an envelope system. Once the cash is gone from our envelopes there is no more buying that item until the next payday. Food, household items, clothing, hair care, makeup, entertainment, babysitter… You name it, we spend cash on it.

    Needless to say it hurts more to spend cash than it does to swipe a card! And I spend far less on everythng!

    JLHalsted(at)hotmail(dot)com

  115. I use food for decorations. String popcorn and cranberries into garlands. Use clove studded oranges as decorative and aromatic centerpieces.

  116. I use food for decorations. String popcorn and cranberries into garlands. Use clove studded oranges as decorative and aromatic centerpieces.

  117. My best tip is shopping for holiday decorations AFTER Christmas is over! In the past I have gotten expensive and gorgeous items for up to 80% off. I hit ever big store that carries decorations (Home Depot, Wal Mart, Target, etc) and buy them up. I have reuseable crates downstairs and there they sit until after Thanksgiving. It’s all brand new and I save alot of money this way!

  118. My best tip is shopping for holiday decorations AFTER Christmas is over! In the past I have gotten expensive and gorgeous items for up to 80% off. I hit ever big store that carries decorations (Home Depot, Wal Mart, Target, etc) and buy them up. I have reuseable crates downstairs and there they sit until after Thanksgiving. It’s all brand new and I save alot of money this way!

  119. At the end of the Christmas season when everything goes on sale and is marked down, buy all your Christmas wrapping paper, bows and ribbons, gift tags, Christmas cards, tissue paper, Christmas ornaments, Christmas decorations, and so on for next Christmas. You can save a lot of money by doing this. Thanks.

  120. At the end of the Christmas season when everything goes on sale and is marked down, buy all your Christmas wrapping paper, bows and ribbons, gift tags, Christmas cards, tissue paper, Christmas ornaments, Christmas decorations, and so on for next Christmas. You can save a lot of money by doing this. Thanks.

  121. My favorite money saving tip is to make homemade goodies from your kitchen and put them on decorative plates/platters/containers from yardsales or thrift/consignment stores. It’s an inexpensive and from the heart gift.

  122. My favorite money saving tip is to make homemade goodies from your kitchen and put them on decorative plates/platters/containers from yardsales or thrift/consignment stores. It’s an inexpensive and from the heart gift.

  123. Every three days we have leftover night. Not only does it save us money , it feeds us , and cleans out the fridge as well!

  124. Every three days we have leftover night. Not only does it save us money , it feeds us , and cleans out the fridge as well!

  125. The best money saver I use all the time is a family recipe handed down from my Mom. Cook cheaper cuts of beef in a mixture of 1 can of cola (diet or regular), a packet of onion soup mix and 1 can of cream of mushroom soup.
    You cannot taste the cola and the mixture makes the meat so tender plus yields a rich, succulent gravy.
    My family swears they are eating top sirloin when in fact I buy stew meat and serve it over noodles for an easy, cheap version of beef stroganoff.
    Of course I buy Walmart’s brands along with coupons for even more savings!

  126. The best money saver I use all the time is a family recipe handed down from my Mom. Cook cheaper cuts of beef in a mixture of 1 can of cola (diet or regular), a packet of onion soup mix and 1 can of cream of mushroom soup.
    You cannot taste the cola and the mixture makes the meat so tender plus yields a rich, succulent gravy.
    My family swears they are eating top sirloin when in fact I buy stew meat and serve it over noodles for an easy, cheap version of beef stroganoff.
    Of course I buy Walmart’s brands along with coupons for even more savings!

  127. my tip is that with a large family,I hunt all year,yard sales,clearance sales,an put it all away until needed,it saves me tons of money on gifts

  128. my tip is that with a large family,I hunt all year,yard sales,clearance sales,an put it all away until needed,it saves me tons of money on gifts

  129. I subscribe to your blog. I am stoked about this giveaway. I could really use the gc for Christmas for my 3 little ones. Wish me luck!!!

  130. I subscribe to your blog. I am stoked about this giveaway. I could really use the gc for Christmas for my 3 little ones. Wish me luck!!!

  131. I almost forgot my tip…I play “the grocery game” and save tons of money on my grocery/cleaning supplies/toiletries bill every week. You should check it out if you are a couponer!!

  132. I almost forgot my tip…I play “the grocery game” and save tons of money on my grocery/cleaning supplies/toiletries bill every week. You should check it out if you are a couponer!!

  133. Go to discount stores and pick up non perishable items like canned goods that are limited in variety, but chaper than even at walmart.

  134. Go to discount stores and pick up non perishable items like canned goods that are limited in variety, but chaper than even at walmart.

  135. One money saving tip: finding free events and activities. I once planned a whole trip out of town attending free festivals, free concerts, free nature walks, and free admission days to museums. This holiday season, my family can’t afford to go out of town so we are pretending to be “tourists” and I’ve filled our calendar with great local seasonal events – all free!

  136. One money saving tip: finding free events and activities. I once planned a whole trip out of town attending free festivals, free concerts, free nature walks, and free admission days to museums. This holiday season, my family can’t afford to go out of town so we are pretending to be “tourists” and I’ve filled our calendar with great local seasonal events – all free!

  137. We have a big side freezer. What we’ve done that has saved alot of money is to keep a list and update that list, of everything in the freezer. As soon as we knew what was in the freezer, we found we didn’t have 20 steaks stored in there from 2 years ago!

  138. We have a big side freezer. What we’ve done that has saved alot of money is to keep a list and update that list, of everything in the freezer. As soon as we knew what was in the freezer, we found we didn’t have 20 steaks stored in there from 2 years ago!

  139. Bring cash only when you shop for Christmas so that you are not tempted to buy on credit, and begin you holiday shopping by going to the dollar stores and thrift stores. It’s amazing how many new items show up at thrift stores, and how many name brand items that were once $15-$40 show up at the dollar stores.

  140. Bring cash only when you shop for Christmas so that you are not tempted to buy on credit, and begin you holiday shopping by going to the dollar stores and thrift stores. It’s amazing how many new items show up at thrift stores, and how many name brand items that were once $15-$40 show up at the dollar stores.

  141. Before you hit the stores – go shopping in your (gift) closet! Chances are you will find lovely gifts you bought on clearance that are too young for your children/their friends anymore, or deorations you bought at 90% off that you never used. List them on-line (maybe Craigslist), sell them for CASH, then go shopping for what you really need and want this year!

  142. Before you hit the stores – go shopping in your (gift) closet! Chances are you will find lovely gifts you bought on clearance that are too young for your children/their friends anymore, or deorations you bought at 90% off that you never used. List them on-line (maybe Craigslist), sell them for CASH, then go shopping for what you really need and want this year!

  143. My money saving tip is to just make a list of exactly what you want to buy and stick to it!! Also, I get 6 sets of coupons each week so I buy things on sale and with a coupon and I stock up on things only when on sale (for a great deal too).

  144. My money saving tip is to just make a list of exactly what you want to buy and stick to it!! Also, I get 6 sets of coupons each week so I buy things on sale and with a coupon and I stock up on things only when on sale (for a great deal too).

  145. Take a good look at your Christmas card list. With postage at 42 cents a stamp, if you remove 25 people from your list you can save $10. Eliminate local people you are going to see, and maybe those you haven’t seen in years…they will probably thank you.

  146. Take a good look at your Christmas card list. With postage at 42 cents a stamp, if you remove 25 people from your list you can save $10. Eliminate local people you are going to see, and maybe those you haven’t seen in years…they will probably thank you.

  147. Instead of greeting cards, sent postcards instead. They are less expensive to buy and mail. Also, you can buy blank cards and make your own personalized design. Money-saving and unique.

  148. Instead of greeting cards, sent postcards instead. They are less expensive to buy and mail. Also, you can buy blank cards and make your own personalized design. Money-saving and unique.

  149. save the trimings from your christmas tree, pruning bushes, evergreens and use them for a wreath or swag for your door and table. Add decorations with things you alredy have like nuts, ribbons{saved from presents all year}toys,ornaments etc.Its all free

  150. save the trimings from your christmas tree, pruning bushes, evergreens and use them for a wreath or swag for your door and table. Add decorations with things you alredy have like nuts, ribbons{saved from presents all year}toys,ornaments etc.Its all free

  151. We have a big family. For Christmas, we each draw one name and we buy one gift for that person. We set a limit for amount to spend. It saves us all a lot of money. It’s much cheaper than buying a gift for everyone and it doesn’t break anyone’s pocketbook. We all have fun.
    Thank you for offering this great giveaway.

  152. We have a big family. For Christmas, we each draw one name and we buy one gift for that person. We set a limit for amount to spend. It saves us all a lot of money. It’s much cheaper than buying a gift for everyone and it doesn’t break anyone’s pocketbook. We all have fun.
    Thank you for offering this great giveaway.

  153. My best money saving tip is to buy for more than one meal. We have standbys that we get every two weeks that we go shopping. With things like chicken cutlets, spaghetti noodles, ground beef, turkey dogs, frozen veggies, kidney beans, tomato sauce, milk, cheese, and bread you can make a multitude of meals.

    *subscribed on sage*

  154. My best money saving tip is to buy for more than one meal. We have standbys that we get every two weeks that we go shopping. With things like chicken cutlets, spaghetti noodles, ground beef, turkey dogs, frozen veggies, kidney beans, tomato sauce, milk, cheese, and bread you can make a multitude of meals.

    *subscribed on sage*

  155. I have learned to take my coupons with me everywhere I go. It helps when I see something on clearance or a good sale. I have also learned not to buy it just because I have a coupon for it. I also have a great friend Melissa that helps me out!!!

  156. I have learned to take my coupons with me everywhere I go. It helps when I see something on clearance or a good sale. I have also learned not to buy it just because I have a coupon for it. I also have a great friend Melissa that helps me out!!!

  157. The best tip I can give to have a frugal holiday is to plan ahead. I start shopping for the next Christmas the day after Christmas! I always find amazing deals that are even better than the before-Christmas sales. I keep a notebook and write down everything, including where I “hide” the gifts once they are bought. Throughout the year, when I come across an incredible deal, I buy it early, write it down, and store it at home. I’m usually done with shopping before the holiday season even comes around, and I have spread it out over the year so everything doesn’t hit at once!

  158. The best tip I can give to have a frugal holiday is to plan ahead. I start shopping for the next Christmas the day after Christmas! I always find amazing deals that are even better than the before-Christmas sales. I keep a notebook and write down everything, including where I “hide” the gifts once they are bought. Throughout the year, when I come across an incredible deal, I buy it early, write it down, and store it at home. I’m usually done with shopping before the holiday season even comes around, and I have spread it out over the year so everything doesn’t hit at once!

  159. i just subscribed to your blog and will twitter your contest today!
    my best money saving tip is: make a menu! then make your grocery list from it! it insures you always have your ingredients on hand so no more last minute runs to the store and far fewer impulse purchases!

  160. i just subscribed to your blog and will twitter your contest today!
    my best money saving tip is: make a menu! then make your grocery list from it! it insures you always have your ingredients on hand so no more last minute runs to the store and far fewer impulse purchases!

  161. We give gifts of time – either by making coupons for things like doing the dishes for a week… or no football for an entire weekend…

    Or by planning things for our family… like giving baby sitting for a friend or family member so that they can go have a date night.

  162. We give gifts of time – either by making coupons for things like doing the dishes for a week… or no football for an entire weekend…

    Or by planning things for our family… like giving baby sitting for a friend or family member so that they can go have a date night.

  163. Keep plugged in decorations in mind when contemplating your electric bill. Unplug Christmas lights and decorations (and for that matter, other applicances, etc.) when not in use. So much unused and wasted energy continues to go through those plugs, even when they are in the ‘off’ position, which is a drain on the environment AND on your electricity bill. The US Dept of Energy says that not only do appliances continue to draw electricity while the products are turned off, but in the average home nearly 75% of all electricty used to power electronics is consumed by products that are switched off. It will become a good and easy habit once you do it enough!

  164. Keep plugged in decorations in mind when contemplating your electric bill. Unplug Christmas lights and decorations (and for that matter, other applicances, etc.) when not in use. So much unused and wasted energy continues to go through those plugs, even when they are in the ‘off’ position, which is a drain on the environment AND on your electricity bill. The US Dept of Energy says that not only do appliances continue to draw electricity while the products are turned off, but in the average home nearly 75% of all electricty used to power electronics is consumed by products that are switched off. It will become a good and easy habit once you do it enough!

  165. I am not a coupon regular, but sometimes you can get things for free with them. My fave way to use coupons? With all Kroger stores you can load coupons to your card. If you only load things you know you will use, its a handy discount at the register! I haven’t got anything for free yet, but I have saved some money buying things I buy anyway, so its a great deal for me!

  166. I am not a coupon regular, but sometimes you can get things for free with them. My fave way to use coupons? With all Kroger stores you can load coupons to your card. If you only load things you know you will use, its a handy discount at the register! I haven’t got anything for free yet, but I have saved some money buying things I buy anyway, so its a great deal for me!

  167. We save money by not using credit cards or if we do use them we pay off the full amount within that month! For our Christmas gift buying we start early in the year and try to get good deals throughout the year so there isn’t any last minute panic buying!!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  168. We save money by not using credit cards or if we do use them we pay off the full amount within that month! For our Christmas gift buying we start early in the year and try to get good deals throughout the year so there isn’t any last minute panic buying!!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  169. I do a lot of my shopping online, which saves on gas and crowds, but the shipping can be a large expense if you are not careful. The best thing I have found is with Amazon.com if you join their Amazon Prime, for $9.99 a month (which can be cancelled at any time, and they give a free 2 week trial) they will ship anything you order with 2 day shipping at no charge. A major site like Amazon has so many options for presents, that you can do the majority of your shopping and save big bucks on shipping.

  170. I do a lot of my shopping online, which saves on gas and crowds, but the shipping can be a large expense if you are not careful. The best thing I have found is with Amazon.com if you join their Amazon Prime, for $9.99 a month (which can be cancelled at any time, and they give a free 2 week trial) they will ship anything you order with 2 day shipping at no charge. A major site like Amazon has so many options for presents, that you can do the majority of your shopping and save big bucks on shipping.

  171. Gift cards are actually great presents that save a lot of money. You stay within budget and you don’t have to worry about taxes as most cards only cost the amount of the card. It also saves on wrapping paper as you can just put it in a card. Plus the person gets what they want!

  172. Gift cards are actually great presents that save a lot of money. You stay within budget and you don’t have to worry about taxes as most cards only cost the amount of the card. It also saves on wrapping paper as you can just put it in a card. Plus the person gets what they want!

  173. I can think of many money saving tips but I will limit them. The first is if you have children let them draw pictures and frame them in cheap frames. My little girl’s grandparents love receiving her “artwork”. It isn’t pages from a coloring book that we put in cheap frames but drawings on white paper or construction paper or matte board.
    Another money saving tip is related to food. I know I spend alot more during this time of year on food so I really keep my eyes open for coupons.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  174. I can think of many money saving tips but I will limit them. The first is if you have children let them draw pictures and frame them in cheap frames. My little girl’s grandparents love receiving her “artwork”. It isn’t pages from a coloring book that we put in cheap frames but drawings on white paper or construction paper or matte board.
    Another money saving tip is related to food. I know I spend alot more during this time of year on food so I really keep my eyes open for coupons.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  175. Wrap your christmas gifts in recycled items such as newspaper[comics make cute wrappings]calendar pages ,grocery bags etc.

  176. Wrap your christmas gifts in recycled items such as newspaper[comics make cute wrappings]calendar pages ,grocery bags etc.

  177. The Dollar Store. Seriously. Stocking stuffers get so expensive and really add up. And if your house is anything like mine, the stocking stuffers get tossed aside for bigger and better presents. $10 fills a stocking at the Dollar store. Fuzzy slipper socks, lip gloss, stuffed animals, candy, hair things, markers, floam, silly putty etc…$1 each.

    For online shopping check http://www.retailmenot.com before you check out anywhere. Chances are there is a discount code to be found.

    ckbruce(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  178. The Dollar Store. Seriously. Stocking stuffers get so expensive and really add up. And if your house is anything like mine, the stocking stuffers get tossed aside for bigger and better presents. $10 fills a stocking at the Dollar store. Fuzzy slipper socks, lip gloss, stuffed animals, candy, hair things, markers, floam, silly putty etc…$1 each.

    For online shopping check http://www.retailmenot.com before you check out anywhere. Chances are there is a discount code to be found.

    ckbruce(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  179. I shop for gifts year-round on clearance aisles, endcaps at Target, Lands End Overstocks, and anywhere else I can find them! I’m also a subscriber!

  180. I only buy an item at the cheapest place I hate to pay more for the same thing when I know it is cheaper somewhere else. I love to use coupons you can save more then you think you can.I love to make cards and love to paint crafts of all kinds,makes nice gifts and something from the heart!
    tishajean@charter.net

  181. I shop for gifts year-round on clearance aisles, endcaps at Target, Lands End Overstocks, and anywhere else I can find them! I’m also a subscriber!

  182. I only buy an item at the cheapest place I hate to pay more for the same thing when I know it is cheaper somewhere else. I love to use coupons you can save more then you think you can.I love to make cards and love to paint crafts of all kinds,makes nice gifts and something from the heart!
    tishajean@charter.net

  183. Couponing has become my new money saver. I don’t need to change what I purchase and I am still saving money. My grocery bill has dropped by about 25% just by taking a few extra minutes to clip and use coupons.
    beccaj73[at]hickorytech[dot]net

  184. Couponing has become my new money saver. I don’t need to change what I purchase and I am still saving money. My grocery bill has dropped by about 25% just by taking a few extra minutes to clip and use coupons.
    beccaj73[at]hickorytech[dot]net

  185. The best way to save money during the holidays is to pare down your list of gift recipients and to give handmade/homemade gifts whenever possible (this is especially nice the gift is from a child)!

  186. The best way to save money during the holidays is to pare down your list of gift recipients and to give handmade/homemade gifts whenever possible (this is especially nice the gift is from a child)!

  187. I have been able to save a lot with coupons! I find the important thing is to stay organized. I have about seven little photo albums which I use to keep my coupons in. Each book keeps a different category of coupons. Then when I go in the store I can easily find the coupon I want by simply flipping through the photo album!! It makes things so much easier!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  188. I have been able to save a lot with coupons! I find the important thing is to stay organized. I have about seven little photo albums which I use to keep my coupons in. Each book keeps a different category of coupons. Then when I go in the store I can easily find the coupon I want by simply flipping through the photo album!! It makes things so much easier!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  189. I buy all of my gift wrap, decorations, and Christmas cards after the Holiday. This saves me a good bit of money and I am ready to wrap the gifts as I buy them.

  190. I buy all of my gift wrap, decorations, and Christmas cards after the Holiday. This saves me a good bit of money and I am ready to wrap the gifts as I buy them.

  191. I make one or two kinds of treats in HUGE bulk amounts at the begining of the season that can be frozen. I take them out in small amounts and use them for when we have guests over, as gifts and when we need to take something to a holiday party. Saves time and money, buying in bulk and only once.

  192. I make one or two kinds of treats in HUGE bulk amounts at the begining of the season that can be frozen. I take them out in small amounts and use them for when we have guests over, as gifts and when we need to take something to a holiday party. Saves time and money, buying in bulk and only once.

  193. To save money on Christmas wrapping paper, use old chip bags, cut down the middle, wash with soap and water. Flip them inside out and use the shiny side as wrapping paper.

  194. To save money on Christmas wrapping paper, use old chip bags, cut down the middle, wash with soap and water. Flip them inside out and use the shiny side as wrapping paper.

  195. Great site! I subscribed. One of my favorite money saving tips is to put all of the ‘free’ things to good use!! I make ‘gift baskets’ for friends and relatives comprised of all my free goodies that I get throughout the year! All of my friends can’t wait for my gift each year! I load up each basket with tons of toothpaste, shampoo, candy, and everything else you can imagine! It looks as though I spend hundreds… little do they know most of it is free!! I wrap it all nicely in a basket with a bow!

  196. Great site! I subscribed. One of my favorite money saving tips is to put all of the ‘free’ things to good use!! I make ‘gift baskets’ for friends and relatives comprised of all my free goodies that I get throughout the year! All of my friends can’t wait for my gift each year! I load up each basket with tons of toothpaste, shampoo, candy, and everything else you can imagine! It looks as though I spend hundreds… little do they know most of it is free!! I wrap it all nicely in a basket with a bow!

  197. My biggest money saving tip is this: subscribe to websites like this!! It is true – I have saved an insane amount of cash since I began reading all the money saving blogs out there! You guys not only show me how to save money on groceries but last week I actually had CVS pay me to shop there. Thank you so much for your site – I truly appreciate it 🙂

  198. My biggest money saving tip is this: subscribe to websites like this!! It is true – I have saved an insane amount of cash since I began reading all the money saving blogs out there! You guys not only show me how to save money on groceries but last week I actually had CVS pay me to shop there. Thank you so much for your site – I truly appreciate it 🙂

  199. Tweeted about the giveaway also – https://twitter.com/an_bhean/status/1034838303 – and on the money-saving side, I’ve got a freezer full of food that was marked down two to three days before “Sell By” date. If you have freezer space, this is a great way to stock up, particularly on meat! I have a lot of luck finding discounted pork tenderloins that are still good, just closing in on the date.

  200. Tweeted about the giveaway also – https://twitter.com/an_bhean/status/1034838303 – and on the money-saving side, I’ve got a freezer full of food that was marked down two to three days before “Sell By” date. If you have freezer space, this is a great way to stock up, particularly on meat! I have a lot of luck finding discounted pork tenderloins that are still good, just closing in on the date.

  201. A good way that we can limit our funds on gifts for family and friends is we get out the calendar and we jot down a night that’s good for both of us.

    I invite them over for a yummy dinner and dessert.

    There are 5 in my house here so cooking for a couple extra mouths really isn’t much considering we usually have leftovers that I freeze for quick lunches or dinners.

    We not only get to save some money on gifts, but in the end it’s priceless because we get to spend some quality time with them.

    To us, that’s the gift that keeps on giving.

  202. My best money saving tip: “super couponing”– combine a coupon with a sale or two. Get things free. This is what I do and it works well for me. I am able to share with my friends and family this way!

  203. I have started making homemade gifts for Christmas. I bake cookies and make homemade candies and put them in gift boxes from the dollar store. I also will give paintings and drawings as gifts. People appreciate the effort of a gift you have made yourself.

  204. I have started making homemade gifts for Christmas. I bake cookies and make homemade candies and put them in gift boxes from the dollar store. I also will give paintings and drawings as gifts. People appreciate the effort of a gift you have made yourself.

  205. Buy your Christmas decorations all throughout the year, not just after Thanksgiving. After Christmas is usually the best time and Estate Sales are great places to find stuff too.

  206. Buy your Christmas decorations all throughout the year, not just after Thanksgiving. After Christmas is usually the best time and Estate Sales are great places to find stuff too.

  207. My suggestion is to use EBAY! I am always selling things on Ebay as I clean out my son’s clothes, shoes, toys, etc. Even if you don’t think anyone will buy it…someone will! Even if it’s only for $5, that’s money to put toward the next size up or new birthday toys, etc. It’s much more convenient than planning a yard sale or the overhead of a consignment shop. It really helps with growing kiddos!

  208. My suggestion is to use EBAY! I am always selling things on Ebay as I clean out my son’s clothes, shoes, toys, etc. Even if you don’t think anyone will buy it…someone will! Even if it’s only for $5, that’s money to put toward the next size up or new birthday toys, etc. It’s much more convenient than planning a yard sale or the overhead of a consignment shop. It really helps with growing kiddos!

  209. To save money, and time… Just go to the Nickelodeon website (Nickelodeon.com), and click on the “shop” link, and connect to the hottest toys for your kids this Christmas, with savings up to 15% in their outlet shop!

  210. To save money, and time… Just go to the Nickelodeon website (Nickelodeon.com), and click on the “shop” link, and connect to the hottest toys for your kids this Christmas, with savings up to 15% in their outlet shop!

  211. Search the internet for coupons and free shipping codes. You’ll be amazed at what you can find to save you money.

  212. Search the internet for coupons and free shipping codes. You’ll be amazed at what you can find to save you money.

  213. A good way that we can limit our funds on gifts for family and friends is we get out the calendar and we jot down a night that’s good for both of us.

    I invite them over for a yummy dinner and dessert.

    There are 5 in my house here so cooking for a couple extra mouths really isn’t much considering we usually have leftovers that I freeze for quick lunches or dinners.

    We not only get to save some money on gifts, but in the end it’s priceless because we get to spend some quality time with them.

    To us, that’s the gift that keeps on giving.

  214. Instead of our usual gift exchanges with my sisters and their families, we are having a second hand gift exchange. All gifts must be from a garage sale, consignment store, or a hand me down. This is definitely saving us money and I am excited to see everyones great finds on Christmas morning.

  215. Instead of our usual gift exchanges with my sisters and their families, we are having a second hand gift exchange. All gifts must be from a garage sale, consignment store, or a hand me down. This is definitely saving us money and I am excited to see everyones great finds on Christmas morning.

  216. My best money saving tip: “super couponing”– combine a coupon with a sale or two. Get things free. This is what I do and it works well for me. I am able to share with my friends and family this way!

  217. According to the US Department of Energy, if all conventional incandescent Christmas lights in the country were replaced with LED lights this season, annual energy savings would total two billion kilowatt-hours—enough energy to power nearly 200,000 homes for an entire year.

    Also, never shop without a sale AND a coupon.

  218. According to the US Department of Energy, if all conventional incandescent Christmas lights in the country were replaced with LED lights this season, annual energy savings would total two billion kilowatt-hours—enough energy to power nearly 200,000 homes for an entire year.

    Also, never shop without a sale AND a coupon.

  219. Even though they are annoying, it really does pay to use the “frequent shopper” cards that every single store is now issuing. I’ve had great luck, especially with grocery stores sending extra and targeted coupons based on items I buy frequently. Now if I could just find a discount for a larger purse to hold all the cards . . . 🙂

  220. Even though they are annoying, it really does pay to use the “frequent shopper” cards that every single store is now issuing. I’ve had great luck, especially with grocery stores sending extra and targeted coupons based on items I buy frequently. Now if I could just find a discount for a larger purse to hold all the cards . . . 🙂

  221. I have a few money-saving tips for the holidays:

    1. Buy anything you can the week after Christmas, when it’s up to 90 percent off–not only decorations for your own home but also wrapping items and gifts for others–to use for next Christmas.

    2. Look for deals in which you get something free–either something you can use or give as a gift (last year, I bought a certain number of $50 AmEx gift cards and received a $25 “electronics” gift card free).

    3. Speaking of gift cards, only buy those with no fees or no-fee specials (AmEx’s gift card fees are pretty steep so I usually won’t buy them, but right now they have a special with no fees)! Or buy all your gift cards at one store (such as WalMart, which has a variety of cards to select from), and save a lot of time and gas!

    4. Buy items in bulk or at stores that have smaller items for less (or buy so many and get so many free), and make up gift baskets with candy, lotion, soap, candles, etc.!

    Thanks to you and Nickelodeon for such a great contest, and Happy Holidays to all!

    cherise420[at]yahoo[dot]com

  222. I have a few money-saving tips for the holidays:

    1. Buy anything you can the week after Christmas, when it’s up to 90 percent off–not only decorations for your own home but also wrapping items and gifts for others–to use for next Christmas.

    2. Look for deals in which you get something free–either something you can use or give as a gift (last year, I bought a certain number of $50 AmEx gift cards and received a $25 “electronics” gift card free).

    3. Speaking of gift cards, only buy those with no fees or no-fee specials (AmEx’s gift card fees are pretty steep so I usually won’t buy them, but right now they have a special with no fees)! Or buy all your gift cards at one store (such as WalMart, which has a variety of cards to select from), and save a lot of time and gas!

    4. Buy items in bulk or at stores that have smaller items for less (or buy so many and get so many free), and make up gift baskets with candy, lotion, soap, candles, etc.!

    Thanks to you and Nickelodeon for such a great contest, and Happy Holidays to all!

    cherise420[at]yahoo[dot]com

  223. My money saving tip is for gifts for teachers and friends. I always try and find cute containers or bags on clearance throughout the year. Then I find items to fill up the containers. I try to use a theme on each gift, such as Pasta Night (pasta, sauce, breadsticks) or Warm and Cozy (hot chocolate, marshmallows, cookies). These make for inexpensive yet heart-felt gifts!

  224. My money saving tip is for gifts for teachers and friends. I always try and find cute containers or bags on clearance throughout the year. Then I find items to fill up the containers. I try to use a theme on each gift, such as Pasta Night (pasta, sauce, breadsticks) or Warm and Cozy (hot chocolate, marshmallows, cookies). These make for inexpensive yet heart-felt gifts!

  225. Drive the speed limit!! By leaving on time and not being in a hurry, you can save a lot in gas expense. You might even find that your traffic lights are timed for the posted limit and you won’t be wasting gas sitting at the lights.

  226. Drive the speed limit!! By leaving on time and not being in a hurry, you can save a lot in gas expense. You might even find that your traffic lights are timed for the posted limit and you won’t be wasting gas sitting at the lights.

  227. I keep all of the appliances unplugged unless I am using them, except for the items that need to be plugged in at all times in order to operate properly. It all adds up and saves energy.

  228. I keep all of the appliances unplugged unless I am using them, except for the items that need to be plugged in at all times in order to operate properly. It all adds up and saves energy.

  229. The dollar stores are great places to stock up on stocking stuffers. They also usually have neat things for crafts, babies, and toddlers.

  230. The dollar stores are great places to stock up on stocking stuffers. They also usually have neat things for crafts, babies, and toddlers.

  231. Recycle your Christmas ornaments within your family. Maybe your mom has something she hasn’t used in a while that you would really like to have or vise versa.

  232. Recycle your Christmas ornaments within your family. Maybe your mom has something she hasn’t used in a while that you would really like to have or vise versa.

  233. My best money saving tip is to use reward programs from your credit card company to pay for Christmas presents. Every 2 years we cash in our reward points and it’s usually enough to pay for the majority of our gifts. This year we got $600 in Amazon and Target gift cards. It’s a good thing too as money is super tight this year. Just make sure to not pay late and pay your bill in full each month or it isn’t really free money.

  234. My best money saving tip is to use reward programs from your credit card company to pay for Christmas presents. Every 2 years we cash in our reward points and it’s usually enough to pay for the majority of our gifts. This year we got $600 in Amazon and Target gift cards. It’s a good thing too as money is super tight this year. Just make sure to not pay late and pay your bill in full each month or it isn’t really free money.

  235. there is a coupon for almost everything you buy, what a savings to use them. iF you have a store in your area that doubles coupons , you can save a lot of money doing this, even get somethings free.

  236. there is a coupon for almost everything you buy, what a savings to use them. iF you have a store in your area that doubles coupons , you can save a lot of money doing this, even get somethings free.

  237. Cut down your cable to the most basic package and get a one at a time movie rental subscription. Makes so much sense to pick the stuff you really want to watch.

  238. Cut down your cable to the most basic package and get a one at a time movie rental subscription. Makes so much sense to pick the stuff you really want to watch.

  239. Shop all year round for holiday and birthday presents. When you have a little extra money or see something on clearance pick it up and hide it away! Sometimes things are hidden away so long I pull out the stuff from my hiding spot and its almost like christmas for myself seeing what i have hidden in there

  240. Shop all year round for holiday and birthday presents. When you have a little extra money or see something on clearance pick it up and hide it away! Sometimes things are hidden away so long I pull out the stuff from my hiding spot and its almost like christmas for myself seeing what i have hidden in there

  241. I’m a single mom of 4, so saving money is mandatory! Freezer cooking saves the most money (and time) for us. Not only is it very frugal, but there is always at least a meal ‘starter’ in the freezer, thus ending last minute takeout for lack of ingredients!

    You don’t have to start with elaborate menus and load the freezer with recipes your family may or may not eat. It can be as simple as keeping prebrowned beef or precooked chopped chicken in zipper bags in the frezer. These alone are the starter for 1000’s of meals, using your own recipes you know to be loved by your family. It’s a huge timesaver to have this step already done for you at the end of a long day and gets a meal on the table very quickly!

    All the information you need to get started freezer cooking is available at the library or internet for free! Merry Christmas!

  242. I’m a single mom of 4, so saving money is mandatory! Freezer cooking saves the most money (and time) for us. Not only is it very frugal, but there is always at least a meal ‘starter’ in the freezer, thus ending last minute takeout for lack of ingredients!

    You don’t have to start with elaborate menus and load the freezer with recipes your family may or may not eat. It can be as simple as keeping prebrowned beef or precooked chopped chicken in zipper bags in the frezer. These alone are the starter for 1000’s of meals, using your own recipes you know to be loved by your family. It’s a huge timesaver to have this step already done for you at the end of a long day and gets a meal on the table very quickly!

    All the information you need to get started freezer cooking is available at the library or internet for free! Merry Christmas!

  243. I’ve been trying to save money
    to buy something for my honey.
    But the money seems to dissapear
    whenever my hand and card get near.
    So I have to put that card away
    and just use cash when I pay.
    So then when my money’s gone
    I know it’s time to go back home.

  244. I’ve been trying to save money
    to buy something for my honey.
    But the money seems to dissapear
    whenever my hand and card get near.
    So I have to put that card away
    and just use cash when I pay.
    So then when my money’s gone
    I know it’s time to go back home.

  245. I subbed! I forget to leave my email on my tip. kaytewatts AT aol DOT com (I think I will probably be the only Kayte leaving a tip)

  246. I subbed! I forget to leave my email on my tip. kaytewatts AT aol DOT com (I think I will probably be the only Kayte leaving a tip)

  247. We use an artificial tree — I can’t stand the thought of killing a beautiful tree year after year plus it save us a lot of money over our lifetime. We also use LED lights which save an awesome amount of energy/money.

  248. We use an artificial tree — I can’t stand the thought of killing a beautiful tree year after year plus it save us a lot of money over our lifetime. We also use LED lights which save an awesome amount of energy/money.

  249. I look for free sample items posted on the internet. And stock up on non-perishable items in the buy 1 get 1 free specials.

  250. I look for free sample items posted on the internet. And stock up on non-perishable items in the buy 1 get 1 free specials.

  251. We try to save money by shopping at thrift stores. It is amazing the different clothes and items that can be found at a small fraction of its original price. Sometimes the brands and quality are much greater than I would ever be able to afford!!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  252. We try to save money by shopping at thrift stores. It is amazing the different clothes and items that can be found at a small fraction of its original price. Sometimes the brands and quality are much greater than I would ever be able to afford!!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  253. I always do my holiday shopping with eBates.com. This site links to over 900 merchants and offers cash back for my purchases. Every few months I receive a check! Around the holidays most stores offer free shipping and some don’t charge tax! Plus, I save time, gas, and the headache of dealing with mall parking and long lines. I also refer my friends and family to help them save money- and by doing so, eBates gives a credit to both of us! Can’t beat that!

  254. I always do my holiday shopping with eBates.com. This site links to over 900 merchants and offers cash back for my purchases. Every few months I receive a check! Around the holidays most stores offer free shipping and some don’t charge tax! Plus, I save time, gas, and the headache of dealing with mall parking and long lines. I also refer my friends and family to help them save money- and by doing so, eBates gives a credit to both of us! Can’t beat that!

  255. do a google search for “coupons off” – lots of sites have coupons for percentages off or free shipping that won’t be listed on the site itself – check out several different sites.

  256. do a google search for “coupons off” – lots of sites have coupons for percentages off or free shipping that won’t be listed on the site itself – check out several different sites.

  257. almost everything you buy has a coupon, use them where they double coupon,never pay full price , watch sales and match coupons to things you want to buy.

  258. almost everything you buy has a coupon, use them where they double coupon,never pay full price , watch sales and match coupons to things you want to buy.

  259. Buy in bulk at Sam’s or walmart and split up into smaller gifts. For example a large jar of hot chocolate put into smaller jelly jars and wrap with last years ribbon and raffia and pair with homemade cookies.

  260. Buy in bulk at Sam’s or walmart and split up into smaller gifts. For example a large jar of hot chocolate put into smaller jelly jars and wrap with last years ribbon and raffia and pair with homemade cookies.

  261. We try to save money by keeping a strict budget. We set aside so much out of each months income for extras and to save for emergencies and try not to go beyond our budget unless necessary!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  262. We try to save money by keeping a strict budget. We set aside so much out of each months income for extras and to save for emergencies and try not to go beyond our budget unless necessary!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  263. I wrote a post on my blog. Tip: I make my own household cleaners including laundry and dishwasher detergents.grogereva2(at)aol(dot)com. Thanks for the giveaway!

  264. Tip: To save money I grow my own vegetables,culinary, and medicinal herbs (I make my own herbal remedies). grogereva2(at)aol(dot)com

  265. Turn old happy meal toys, especially figurines, into ornaments by screwing a tiny eye hook to the top & tying some ribbon through the eye to let it hang. We did this when we had a bunch of Disney characters from old happy meals. The kids still love them, years later! Email the family newsletter or Christmas card-save on stamps & cost of printing/making the cards. Cut snowflakes out of paper, laminate them, & hang them on the tree or decorate the windows with them.
    merrileemacqueen@hotmail.com

  266. Turn old happy meal toys, especially figurines, into ornaments by screwing a tiny eye hook to the top & tying some ribbon through the eye to let it hang. We did this when we had a bunch of Disney characters from old happy meals. The kids still love them, years later! Email the family newsletter or Christmas card-save on stamps & cost of printing/making the cards. Cut snowflakes out of paper, laminate them, & hang them on the tree or decorate the windows with them.
    merrileemacqueen@hotmail.com

  267. We have saved a lot of money this year in our Christmas gift giving by winning some nice items. It takes time to enter the contests but it has really been financially beneficial!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  268. We have saved a lot of money this year in our Christmas gift giving by winning some nice items. It takes time to enter the contests but it has really been financially beneficial!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  269. My best money saving tip is to take only cash to the grocery store along with a list that you have gotten from your menu for 1 or 2 weeks. If you stick to only that list and use cash (leave the debit card and checkbook home), you will save money because you won’t buy junk or unnecessary items.

  270. My best money saving tip is to take only cash to the grocery store along with a list that you have gotten from your menu for 1 or 2 weeks. If you stick to only that list and use cash (leave the debit card and checkbook home), you will save money because you won’t buy junk or unnecessary items.

  271. I wrote a post on my blog. Tip: I make my own household cleaners including laundry and dishwasher detergents.grogereva2(at)aol(dot)com. Thanks for the giveaway!

  272. Tip: To save money I grow my own vegetables,culinary, and medicinal herbs (I make my own herbal remedies). grogereva2(at)aol(dot)com

  273. I subscribed. The thing that helps us the most in keeping to our budget, it is plan ahead for any foreseeable or even possible expenses and plug it into our budget. We use YNAB which REALLY helps. If the expense is large enough that we need to save for it (anything over $1000 definitely and sometimes even smaller amounts of there are several expenses in a given month!), I start shifting any money I can find toward it…even little bits.. until we have enough.

  274. I subscribed. The thing that helps us the most in keeping to our budget, it is plan ahead for any foreseeable or even possible expenses and plug it into our budget. We use YNAB which REALLY helps. If the expense is large enough that we need to save for it (anything over $1000 definitely and sometimes even smaller amounts of there are several expenses in a given month!), I start shifting any money I can find toward it…even little bits.. until we have enough.

  275. I started a coupon trade with a few coworkers. We trade the coupons that we don’t use. Once a month I mail all the unused coupons to the military. (They can use expired coupons).

  276. I started a coupon trade with a few coworkers. We trade the coupons that we don’t use. Once a month I mail all the unused coupons to the military. (They can use expired coupons).

  277. I try to find most of my gifts throughout the year by watching for great sales and clearance items. You would be surprised by how much can accumulate! Thanks!

  278. I try to find most of my gifts throughout the year by watching for great sales and clearance items. You would be surprised by how much can accumulate! Thanks!

  279. We make most decorations for the holidays. Making your own wreaths really adds a personal touch and can be changed out every Christmas which brings in new colors each year.

  280. We make most decorations for the holidays. Making your own wreaths really adds a personal touch and can be changed out every Christmas which brings in new colors each year.

  281. I purchase store brand products whenever possible. There are a few things I won’t compromise on, but most items are just as good and are even produced in the same factory as the name brand. As long as it works and the quality is the same, what does it matter who makes it?

  282. I purchase store brand products whenever possible. There are a few things I won’t compromise on, but most items are just as good and are even produced in the same factory as the name brand. As long as it works and the quality is the same, what does it matter who makes it?

  283. I love to shop at estate sales to find unique one-of-a-kind gifts at wonderful prices! This weekend I scored a beautiful gold plated mirror for the vanity with one side magnifying and it is so beautiful. We paid $8 and it has birds and flowers and is 24 K gold plated and made by a company with a name imprinted on it way back in the 1950s. What woman wouldn’t want this for a gift? Even my husband loves it!

  284. I love to shop at estate sales to find unique one-of-a-kind gifts at wonderful prices! This weekend I scored a beautiful gold plated mirror for the vanity with one side magnifying and it is so beautiful. We paid $8 and it has birds and flowers and is 24 K gold plated and made by a company with a name imprinted on it way back in the 1950s. What woman wouldn’t want this for a gift? Even my husband loves it!

  285. For teachers gifts and extended family I bought plastic Christmas jars at the $1 store and matching hang tags. We are baking mini sugar cookies and packaging them in the jars with the tags and a ribbon. These make adorable, inexpensive gifts and provide a fun family activity.

  286. For teachers gifts and extended family I bought plastic Christmas jars at the $1 store and matching hang tags. We are baking mini sugar cookies and packaging them in the jars with the tags and a ribbon. These make adorable, inexpensive gifts and provide a fun family activity.

  287. My money-saving tip is to decorate with fresh greenery. I went to our local petting zoo where they sell Christmas trees and purchased two bundles of greenery for $12. I cut them and placed them ALL over my house–on tabletops, shelves, the mantle, and even in transom windows. They look and smell beautiful for SO little money. Plus, the money I spent at the petting zoo was a donation to a good cause.

  288. My money-saving tip is to decorate with fresh greenery. I went to our local petting zoo where they sell Christmas trees and purchased two bundles of greenery for $12. I cut them and placed them ALL over my house–on tabletops, shelves, the mantle, and even in transom windows. They look and smell beautiful for SO little money. Plus, the money I spent at the petting zoo was a donation to a good cause.

  289. I save money year round by going to the Super Cuts Training Studio for my family’s haircuts and for my hair colors!!
    Thanks
    Amiee