Thanksgiving is only a day away. Some of you may be thinking, "Finally!" But others may be thinking, "Uh-oh. My budget is limited. And after I purchase all of the food for our meal, I have to start worrying about holiday shopping. I can't wait for this season to be over." Luckily, for those of you in the second group, there are many, many recent articles on how to save some money this holiday season - so you can actually enjoy yourself tomorrow and for the rest of the holiday season.
You don't have to break the bank to provide a Thanksgiving feast for your family, friends, and loved ones. In fact, Len, from len penzo dot com, managed to spend only $102 on enough food to feed 16 people. And when you look at his grocery list, you'll realize he certainly didn't skimp on any item - all of the ingredients for a successful Thanksgiving dinner are there. Check out his money saving tips here. Hopefully, because Thanksgiving is tomorrow, you've already done some shopping. If not, you might see me at the grocery store today - that's where I'll be spending my afternoon. What are the odds my grocery store will still have pre-made graham cracker crusts and pumpkin pie filling? It's not looking good...
The friday after Thanksgiving is known to almost any avid holiday shopper - and saver - as Black Friday. Even though the deals are often the best around, you could actually end up spending more money by purchasing extra gifts that you hadn't originally planned on buying. The best way to protect yourself from over-spending? Arm yourself with a budget and a list - one's you will actually stick to. If you want to be really thrifty this season, find out how you can "Save like Scrooge."
A lot of shoppers may be worried that the Black Friday deals and savings won't be on as large a scale as past years'. According to experts in Chicago, the deals will be on par with those from last year. While the deals may not have changed, spending behavior certainly has. Find out some of the friday deals that a few stores are offering, as well as which deals shoppers will be most keen on this year.
Another great way to save money this holiday season is to make money. Most retail stores need extra help during the holiday season. Prove that you can handle the long hours, the crowded floor sales, and picky customers, and you just might land yourself a full-time job. Check who's hiring this season here.
Armed with such great tips, how could your holidays not be a success?
From all of us at OneWire, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season - and the best of luck in finding the best bargains this season!