Holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to think how we are going to get all the gifts on our shopping list without going bankrupt.
It might be easier than you think if you know a few savings tips, especially when the time of the year is very frugal-friendly with Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching. Read this before your shopping sprees and your wallet will thank you:
50% off toys and 30% off gaming consoles
Yes, you read it right, these kinds of deals are really possible. Target is a place to be for the cheapest toys, because in addition to low prices all November, you can text TOY to 827438 and get 25% off promo code for any one toy.
Disney, LEGO, Barbie, Fisher-Price, and NERF can easily reach up to 50% off. Expect to see over 30% off game consoles at Walmart during the month of November and especially on Black Friday.
Kohl’s is also famous for gaming consoles deals and extra Kohl’s Cash for purchases around Black Friday.
Coupons and loyalty points at drug stores
CVS and Walgreens are two perfect places to get stocking stuffers galore. Both drug stores offer great deals on makeup before holidays, and if you can combine those deals with coupons, loyalty points, or CVS ExtraBucks, you can get makeup items for next to nothing. And what lady in your life wouldn’t like mascara or lipstick for Christmas?
Make sure you sign up for CVS ExtraCare and Walgreens Balance Rewards before you start stocking stuffers’ hunt.
Check out Gap and Old Navy for apparel gift deals
In the past we saw Gap and Old Navy offer extra 50% off the lowest price on the entire store on Black Friday, making it the best apparel deal online or in-store. No coupons or special codes are needed.
Some savings with this deal can reach 50-80%. Imagine $1 cozy socks, $20 puffer jacket, $7.50 warm slippers, and $4 graphic tees for the next season from Old Navy or 80% off iconic jeans, $10 kids’ sweatshirts, and $8 women’s sleepwear at Gap!
Discounted gift card at Costco
These deals go on all year round at Costco, but holiday season is when we really need to load up on gift cards because they are an easy and versatile gift for everybody. Costco has discounted movie ticket gift cards, restaurant gift cards, and travel gift cards, especially for family-friendly trips to Disneyland or Universal Studios.
Most of those gift cards are discounted by 25%, making them very good deals.
Subscription gifts from Home Chef or FabFitFun
Subscription boxes are gifts that keep on giving all year long, and there are so many different options these days, from fashion, to fitness, cooking, and dog toys.
We love Home Chef and FabFitFun because of their value provided. FabFitFun arrives every 3 months and contains 8 full size items that range from accessories, to creams, to useful everyday items. Regular price per box is $49.99, but the first one is about 50% off for first time subscribers. Yearly subscription is $179.99 and each box is valued at $200.
Home Chef is a meal kit subscription box that can be for two people or a family. The food comes with all required ingredients and a recipe, so no shopping is needed for a fresh and healthy meal preparation. First time buyers get discounts and the entire program can be cancelled anytime.
This is what it might cost:
- 3 weekly recipes for 2 people - $59.70
- Shipping is free on orders over $45
- That comes to about $9.95 per plate
Shop on Amazon
When it comes to gifts that all kids want, Amazon has them. Some of them are cheaper than anywhere else, while some are simply not found anywhere else but Amazon. This is what you need to go to Amazon for:
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Nintendo Switch game (cheaper than anywhere else)
- L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Disco Bigger Surprise (not available anywhere else)
- Where the Crawdads Sing book (cheapest)