Holiday shopping is underway and hopefully everyone is having lots of fun picking out the perfect gifts, but sometimes it can feel like an enormous chore.
Here are a few savvy holiday spending tips and tricks to help you navigate gift giving season with a little less stress.
Savvy Spending Tips
• Make a holiday gift list and set a budget for each person. It’s easy to lose track, and setting dollar amounts for purchases prevents you from unconscious overspending.
• Make sure you put absolutely everyone you need to shop for on the list. so that you can take advantage of special buy two, get one free type deals when you spot them.
• Set up a private board on Pinterest with your holiday gift ideas and add to it as you see possibilities. You can even pin your entire gift list to your board. If you forget your list when you’re out shopping, you can access your Pinterest board from your smart phone to see it!
• Remember to choose gifts that the recipient would like, not gifts you’d like them to have. It’s easy to mix that up.
Savvy Shopping at ShopDiscover.com
• Discover cardmembers, don’t forget you can earn extra rewards when shopping online through ShopDiscover.com, Discover’s online portal to more than 200 online merchants.
• Cashback Bonus offers range between 5-20% and more than 85 merchants are increasing their Cashback Bonus amounts through Jan. 8, 2014.
• Redeem your accumulated Cashback Bonus for partner gift cards that always give more value, such as redeeming $20 worth of Cashback Bonus for a $25 gift card. This can be an especially savvy trick when purchasing gifts for teachers, sitters, hairdressers and other year-round helpers.
ShopDiscover Holiday Gifts List
To help give you a head start on your shopping list, here are a few gift ideas to take advantage of when using the ShopDiscover portal:
- Holiday Hostess
For any holiday party, surprise your host with a seasonal floral arrangement or festive bouquet from 1800Flowers.com (Discover cardmembers can earn 20% Cashback Bonus!)
- Pet Parents
Whether they have four legs or two, if you’re buying gifts for everyone in your family, pets will love a new toy (Discover cardmembers can earn 15% Cashback Bonus at Petco and PetSmart!)
Pajamas, a new outfit or winter gear are all great holiday gifts for the children on your shopping list. If you shop at The Children’s Place through ShopDiscover, cardmembers can earn 10% Cashback Bonus.
- The Fashionista
A festive cocktail ring, an oversized scarf or embellished handbag is sure to please the fashion-forward person on your shopping list. ShopDiscover offers cardmembers 10% Cashback Bonus at fashion favorites including GAP, Old Navy, JCPenney and Kohl’s.
New gardening tools or new home décor and kitchenware are great gifts for mom and dad. Discover cardmembers can earn 10% Cashback Bonus at Home Depot and Crate & Barrel through ShopDiscover.
Visit Discover.com for more information on the Discover it Card and to apply. We’re all shopping online this quarter anyhow…why not earn a Cashback Bonus for it?
One lucky reader will win a $50 Discover gift card to help with holiday shopping!
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