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Save this Season!

The holidays are HERE, and like it or not your going to spend extra money this time of year!   While its a fun time to give and tis the season you shouldn't stress your budget while enjoying Yule tide cheer.  So check out some tips on how to save and stay in control while getting your ho ho ho on! :0)

1. Set a spending limit. “Base it on what you spent last season — credit card statements are a good guide,” Amanda Steinberg, founder of, tells PEOPLE StyleWatch. “Make a list of who you’re buying for, and figure out in advance what to spend on each person.”

2. Trim your list. “It’s not necessary to get gifts for friends you don’t see often,” says Jodi R.R. Smith, author of The Etiquette Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Manners. “Send a group email and suggest everyone get together for dinner and drinks instead. It’s less expensive, and so much more fun!”

3. Get in the know. “Sign up for stores’ e-blasts and follow them on Twitter and Facebook,” says Julia Scott, founder of “To reward loyal followers, many shops offer special Web-only sales and discount codes.”

4. Stick to your budget. “Record each purchase using your phone’s note function or a handy app like Santa’s Little Helper,” says Steinberg. “This will help you stay on track and commit to your spending limit.”

5. Score free shipping. “Tons of brands are taking part in‘s ‘Free Shipping Day’ on December 17,” says Scott. “You can also save by sending virtual gift cards using sites like and”

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People : Amanda SteinbergJodi R.R. SmithJulia Scott

11/18/2012 11:57AM
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