Holiday Shopping and Saving Made Easy

The must-have tips and tricks for stress-free and simple holiday shopping, gifting and hosting for the most festive and fun season yet

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

December 7, 2022

The holidays are upon us, and if you’re looking for a few smart tips and tricks for making it all just a little bit easier, look no further. We have the scoop, from scoring free shipping and the best credit card bang for your buck to easy holiday meal ideas.

Make a List
Write down the names of people for whom you want to shop and try to stick to that list. Once you deviate or start buying unnecessary items, you may go way over budget.

Shop Smarter
Another trick is to buy gifts that work for at least three people on your shopping list. Purchasing multiple gifts on the same site usually helps you get free shipping - every little bit helps.

Get Rewarded
Finally, use a credit card that offers cash back, just like Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express, which offers 3% cash back on gas, groceries, and online shopping for up to $6,000 per year. This means getting rewarded for ordering gifts online, stocking up on groceries over the holidays, and traveling to visit loved ones. With no annual fee, eligible new Blue Cash Everyday Card Members can earn 20% cash back when checking out with PayPal up to $150 and earn $100 back after spending $2,000 in the first six months.

Don't Cook
When hosting, take some of the stress out of holiday meals by preparing “no cooking required" grazing boards over sit-down dinners to allow guests to mingle and cut down on time spent in the kitchen. They even work well for dessert.

Color Code Gifts
A holiday tradition we love for giving gifts to friends and family is to designate one color of wrapping paper for each person in your household to make opening gifts easier. It's fun, and no gift tags are needed.

Create Your Own Holiday Card
Holiday spending can sneak up, so think about creating your own holiday card. It adds a personal touch to gift-giving. You can even get your family involved in decorating the envelopes. The holidays are a special time of year, especially when you have little ones at home. So this is a great idea for creating new memories, incorporating family traditions, and turning everyday moments into magic for the family.

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