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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge Day 7: Use Coupons & Shop Sales

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Now that you've made list of what you need this holiday season, keep your eyes open for sales and coupons. Yes, there are often sales around the holidays, but start looking now.

Do you wait and buy most presents right before the holidays or do you shop all year long?

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by on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Oct. 16, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I shop a 3-4 weeks before Christmas.  I really should do it sooner, but I feel like I don't have a good place to store things.

by Nikki on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I shop a few months in advance.

by Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Unfortunately I do wait until a month or two before the holidays to buy gifts, even though I tell myself every year that I am going to shop throughout the year so that I am not overwhelmed at the last minute.  However, I am one of the crazies that goes out on Black Friday too!  Can't beat the sales and let me tell you, Kohls is one of main targets for black friday shopping!

by Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I shop yearly, I may buy a bulk of my items right before Christmas starting in Nov. but I do shop and look year round...

by Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM
We usually wait and say every year we need to start sooner
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by Bronze Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I shop year round, hit clearance sales and use coupons. I picked up a lot of the kids stocking stuffers after christmas last year

by Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I would like to be able to shop all year but the boys change their minds so much I don't think I could keep up. lol And this year has been up tight with the money so I will be getting gifts hopefully soon.

by Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I shop all year long. I also use layaway. It would drive me crazy if I had to wait until the last minute.

by on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

I shop when fall comes around.

by Member on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:18 PM

 I do try to shop before the holiday season. I am starting now and hope to get some great deals throughout the next few months. If I see something good on sale, I will get it.

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