It is finally November and we are inching our way closer to Christmas. Don't blink because the holiday season will be here before you know it.
This year I vow to have ALL of my Christmas gifts purchased, wrapped and ready to go before Thanksgiving. I am pleased to say that most of the gifts have already been purchased thanks to Amazon.
Today I wanted to share some ways shopping through Amazon saves me money and time.
I understand that some people feel that online shopping disconnects us from the holiday season, but I disagree. I still buy people thoughtful gifts, but I am able to do so without the stress of crowds and parking.
Also, personally, I believe online shopping cuts impulse spending. I know there are conflicting studies on this, but without the beautiful display of sweaters, lipgloss or books right next to the checkout (where I wait and wait and wait to be cashed out) I feel like I am less likely to grab something and throw it in my cart.
Okay. so here are some ways I save money shopping on Amazon at Christmas.
1. Make a wish list
Earlier this year when I began prepping for Christmas I sat down and made a Christmas 2015 Wish List on Amazon. This is really easy to do. Just go to the upper right hand corner of the Amazon homepage and find the wish list function.
You can create a private wish list that no one else sees. When I think of something I want to get a person I just add it to the wish list.
Then I wait for the best price.
2. Find the best price
I use the website CamelCamelCamel.com to find the best price. You can enter in the item you want to purchase and the price you want it and Camel will email you when it hits that price. It's free and it's so easy to use.
3. Use your Swagbucks
Swagbucks is a great way to earn Amazon gift cards. If you don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn points for doing things like taking surveys or watching videos and you cash out those points for gift cards to various places.
4. Compare at Target
Did you know Target will price match Amazon? Oh yeah, all you have to do is show them the price on your smart phone.
Plus you can combine that price with both a store and manufacturers coupon, the Cartwheel app and the Target Redcard Debit card (which saves 5%). So all of that equals bigger savings!
Note: Amazon in NO WAY sponsored this post and they are in no way affiliated with it. I just want you guys to save money and I don't want to leave my house so... you know... two birds.
What about you? How do you save money using Amazon at Christmas?