Make The Most of Your Shopping!

Links and Ideas to help you make the most of your time and money this Holiday season

 Nine years ago I started this website so I could help others use the internet to find savings and freebies that could help through the lean times. There are many resources and freebies on every page at this website but this page is specifically to help you find the best ways to spend your shopping dollars this holiday shopping season and get the most for it. I hope it can be of help to you this season. Have a Happy Holiday!

Use coupon codes for big savings

One of the best reasons to shop online! Great codes for discounts and more

See the newest codes here

Buy Now Pay Later Offers

If you know you will have it later but need it now check out all the ways you can defer billing at numerous stores online

Hot Toys 2010 List

Where you can find the hot toys on your Childs list for the best price

One Day Only Deals for Today

Special one day only offers on individual products from merchants-that item you have been looking for could be on special today!

Expiring Sales and Coupons

Catch these deals before they are gone


Free Gifts with Purchase 

Check to see if that website you have wanted to shop at is offering any free gifts with purchase


Free Shipping Offers

Find out who will give you a break on shipping


Check the Today's Finds Blog Often for Great Finds


Todays Finds Blog


Clearance Sales 

Links to the clearance departments at many websites


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Inexpensive Things to do during Christmastime 

Listen to Christmas music (get music CD's from the library)
Read the Night Before Christmas
Read Christmas story in the Bible
Turn off all lights except the Christmas lights and listen to "Silent Night"
Attend Candlelight Service at church
Watch Christmas movies on video
Go for an evening walk, look for the "Star of Bethlehem" and make a wish
Play Christmas board games
Go Christmas Caroling
Make a Christmas scrapbook
If you have snow: make a snowman and snow angels, have a snowball fight
Make paperbag, sand, and votive candle luminaries
Bake simple cut out cookies using dairy case cookie dough, cookie cutters and canned frosting
Make orange and whole clove pomander balls
Put a Christmas greeting on the answering machine
Work on a Christmas jigsaw puzzle
Make homemade candy (molded, fudge, divinity, peanut brittle)
Visit a live nativity scene
Attend a church service or program that you don't normally go to
Go to a Christmas movie matinee 
Go ice skating
Drive around and look at Christmas lights
Go to a stage performance of Dickens's Christmas Carol
Watch family videos, look at slides and look through photo albums of past Christmases
Have an "M&M" Night; Mall (look at decorations), Movie (Christmas movie at a Theater), and Munchies (Home for Ice Cream Sundaes)
Attend a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet
Attend a performance of the Messiah
Participate in a Messiah Sing
Decorate the trees outside for the birds with strings of popcorn and cranberries, little orange baskets, and pinecones with peanut butter and bird seeds
Read aloud Christmas stories and poems
Make mulled cider
Have a taffy pull
Have the kids put together a Christmas concert; kid's instruments,
homemade instruments
Have a candlelight dinner
Have a family fondue fireside supper
Go on a sleigh ride
Visit Santa Claus and get a family picture taken
Trace your family history and talk about how Christmas was different for each generation
Take a family portrait by the Christmas tree or outside in the snow

Feel Free to email me if you have any suggestions or questions