Holiday Shopping: 3 Effortless Ways to Save Camie Sims November 17, 2014 • 1 Minute Read Financial Tips, Holidays As we’re nearing mid-November, the holiday season is on the minds of many. Family gatherings, the great food, and, of course, the gifts that so often accompany these occasions. It’s time to start preparing for the expensive time of year that the holidays bring with a few tips to help you save! Time to start now! The best way to save money is to shop now. Research your options and find the best products at the best value for the items on your list. Don’t let a last-minute gift run find you spending way more than you had originally wanted to. Plan ahead - and then stick to your budget! Sit down and work out a list of everyone that you’ll be buying presents for in the coming months. Also, write down possible gift ideas. This will help you research your options. Lastly, when shopping, stick to your budget. Even if you do find another little trinket you think your niece would like in addition to her other gift, resist. One gift is plenty when you’re on a budget. Shop online! Want to mostly avoid the distractions of the cleverly laid out aisles in the store? Stick to shopping online. Keep an eye on deals and search sites for coupons to help save and possibly get free shipping in the process. With plenty of time to still shop for the holidays, another tool that you should be taking advantage of is rewards cards. While still sticking with your budget, using one of these cards not only helps you purchase the items on your list, but also rewards you back with cash, points, or other benefits. Check out the offers here to help you get started on your holiday shopping! P.S. The biggest shopping day of the year is just a few weeks away – keep an eye here next week for our tips to surviving Black Friday! Follow Us Here! #CashBack Editorial Disclaimer: Information in these articles is brought to you by CreditSoup. Banks, issuers, and credit card companies mentioned in the articles do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for, the contents of the articles. The information is accurate to the best of our knowledge when posted; however, all credit card information is presented without warranty. Please check the issuer’s website for the most current information.