A Debt Free Christmas

It’s time to snag those early Black Friday deals. I will be updating this post daily,  so subscribe by email and join us in our quest to have a “Debt Free Christmas.”

I have 3 sites that I recommend to help you to save time and money. The first sites is called  eBates  and it is simple to use and it’s free. Use eBates for all of your online shopping. You will earn rebates which are automatically credited to you. No rebate forms are needed. Sign up and create a free account and get $5 free in your account. Right now you can earn 8% back at Old Navy, 3% back at Target, at Home Depot you can get $5 off $50 more through eBates  plus 3% cash back. Set up your free account, and then log in and shop through eBates for all of your online shopping.

The second site I use is called Swagbucks . This site can be a little confusing at first, but hang in there because it is worth it! What is Swagbucks ? A free search engine  where you type in your searches just as if you were searching using Google or Ask.com. The answers you get back come from these two search engines. To reward you for logging in to Swagbucks before you perform your searches is how you earn free Swagbucks.

They don’t ask you for any personal information to set up an account, don’t require a credit card and I have not gotten any spam or unwanted emails as a result of using Swagbucks. Most people redeem Swagbucks  for free gift cards.  If you have Swagbucks in your account you can use them to buy your gifts throughout the year.

You can  just set up a free account and do a few searches on anything like “iPod” and “tomatoes”, just to try it out. You don’t have to get into the sites or read anything or stay on them, you just need to do the searches to win the Swagbucks.  You will get 30 free Swagbucks to start .

If you already use Swagbucks and want to redeem free Amazon.com gift cards or other free gift cards to use for holiday shopping, you should request your gifts now as you know you can only redeem 5 order per prize per month and it takes 7-10 business days from verification to be able to use those Swagbucks to order items from Amazon.com

The third site that I receommend is called Shop It To Me . This free site searches to  find items on sale and is your personal shopper online for free!  You tell them what brands that you are interested in, sizes, price points, etc. and  Shop It To Me   finds your item on sale and then sends you an email. You even specify how often you want to receive the email notifications.

Simply set up your free account and then select your favorite brands or retailers like Banana Republic, J. Crew, Puma and Victoria Secret. If you are a high end shopper, you can have Shop It To Me  search brands like Ella Moss, Seven Jeans, Puma, Juicy Couture, Theory and Prada, just to name a few.

Amazon makes shopping so easy. Right now they have a huge clothing sale with an extra 20% off which you will receive at checkout. 
Amazon.com clothing clearance plus extra 20% off

The CVS – Toy Story 3 deal- did you see the CVS promotion in their Sunday circular today? It’s a good one!

Spend $25 or more on participating P&G products at CVS and you will get a coupon to buy the Toy Story 3 DVD (not BluRay) for $3.99. Just purchase Charmin, Tide, Pantene, Crest, Durcell, Bounty, Dawn, or Always products at CVS with your CVS card through November 6th. You can match up these items with a coupon too, as long as your purchase totals $25 or more. Here is the link to this week’s circular.

Don’t break out the plastic! Together we can find low cost gifts to give. Let’s make it a debt-free Christmas. I will continue to update this post with new ideas, coupons, deals, and freebies.

Here is one of my favorite gifts to give, a family photo calendar. You can get one free right now from Vista print, just pay a small shipping fee.

Vistaprint Free Calendar

Kohl’s has a special collection from Vera Wang called “Committed to the Cause.”All of the items are $5 or $10 each and 100% of the net profit will be donated to support the fight against breast cancer.

I know many of us like to give”girlfriend gifts” at Christmas. This would be a wonderful, inexpensive gift to give. The Vera Wang “Committed to the Cause” collection is only sold in Kohl’s stores in Wisconsin, but everything is available online.

There are very feminine coin purses, several pajamas sets, a knit hat, sequin scarf and a cosmetic bag set, just to name a few. All of these gifts look like they cost more than $5 or $10. If you are cutting back on the amount of money that you are spending on gifts, (I am!) but still want to give a gift, these do triple-duty because they are affordable, adorable, and they support a wonderful cause.

If you have some small gifts to buy for women over the holidays, these deserve a look! If you spend more than $50, through October 6th, you get free standard shipping.

I encourage my readers to support this cause close to many hearts. To find the Vera Wang Collection, go Kohl’s Womens and type in “Kohl’s Cares” in their search bar.

Vista Print– many free items, just pay shipping. Personalized items make great Christmas gifts! Vista Print – Everything for $0. Free Business Cards (250), Free Photo Wall Calendars, Free Invitations (10), Free Tote Bag, Free Photo Flip Book ,Free Sticky Notes, Free Rubber Stamps, Free Pen, Free Return Address Labels (140), Free Postcards (100) ,Free Mouse Pad, plus if you Buy over $20 worth of items you get free shipping! 

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