Christmas Shopping Tips and Hacks

 

christmas shopping funny memeShopping is nothing more than a fun but sometimes, it becomes a stress when we need things but we don’t have enough budgets. You can make shopping easier and more fun if you are able to manage your budget one month before shopping. We can make impossible things possible if we have precise planning and accurate schedule about everything. Here we are going to present some useful tips, tricks and hacks to make shopping easier.

Gift cards: a very important hack

I read this tip online and it is probably one of the best hack around. Buy gift cards throughout the christmas-reindeer-gone-shoppingyear to places you would buy Christmas gifts and use them for your Christmas shopping. The reason this hack i so great is because everyone doesn’t have the willpower to save cash but if the money is already spent and in the form of a gift card… it gets more difficult to cheat and use the money for other purposes.

This way you don’t have to worry about credit card interest charges or sneaking into your savings throughout the year. Every month or every payday buy a$20, $50 or $100 gift card and put them in your sock drawer until shopping season. Talk about saving made hassle-free. What is also great is if you find a gift card with a special promotion… hop on those too. That is extra cash to spend for X-mas shopping! Make this a part if your savings budget and you won’t be disappointed!

Start saving before

The best thing to enjoy shopping is to save for shopping before time. When you save before time, your mind is relaxed and you can solve all the shopping issues without any trouble, without any budget problem. christmas-santa-with-money

 

Make plane few months before Christmas and make a precise plan of your deposits. If you follow the following plan, your Xmas shopping will be much easier.

Week of Deposit Total
1st week of june $40 $40.00
8th $40 $80.00
15th $40 $120.00
22nd $40 $160.00
29th $40 $200.00
jul. 6th $40 $240.00
13th $40 $280.00
20th $40 $320.00
27th $40 $360.00
Aug .3rd $40 $400.00
10th $40 $440.00
17th $40 $480.00
24th $40 $520.00
31st $40 $560.00
sep 7th $40 $600.00
14th $40 $640.00
21st $40 $680.00
28th $40 $720.00
Oct. 5th $40 $760.00
12th $40 $800.00
19th $40 $840.00
26th $40 $880.00
Nov. 2nd $40 $920.00
9th $40 $960.00
23rd $40 $1,000.00

 

Follow the above meneed-money-this-christmasntioned plan and save your money for shopping so that you can enjoy shopping without any stress. This 25 week shopping plan is for those who have stability in their intentions so follow at your own risk.
If you cannot afford this 25 week plan, then we have better option for you, a 52 week plan. It is lengthy plan, but it will work better if you have courage to work on it. Modify these savings plan to fit your budget.

52 week money saving plan

Week Deposit Amount Account Balance Week  Deposit Amount Account Balance
1 $1 $1 27 $27 $378
2 $2 $3 28 $28 $406
3 $3 $6 29 $29 $435
4 $4 $10 30 $30 $465
5 $5 $15 31 $31 $496
6 $6 $21 32 $32 $528
7 $7 $28 33 $33 $561
8 $8 $36 34 $34 $595
9 $9 $45 35 $35 $630
10 $10 $55 36 $36 $666
11 $11 $66 37 $37 $703
12 $12 $78 38 $38 $741
13 $13 $91 39 $39 $780
14 $14 $105 40 $40 $820
15 $15 $120 41 $41 $861
16 $16 $136 42 $42 $903
17 $17 $153 43 $43 $946
18 $18 $171 44 $44 $990
19 $19 $190 45 $45 $1,081
20 $20 $210 46 $46 $1,128
21 $21 $231 47 $47 $1,176
22 $22 $253 48 $48 $1,225
23 $23 $276 49 $49 $1,275
24 $24 $300 50 $50 $1,326
25 $25 $325 51 $51 $1,378
26 $26 $351 52 $52

Children also love shopping

Children enjoy the events in a true meaning. So they need to do shopping for every function. But if money has not been saved before, how can they enjoy shopping? Here we are providing a plan for children so that they can enjoy shopping. Parents can help their children to follow this plan.

January February March April
Week 1: $12 Week 1: $11 Week 1: $10 Week 1: $9
Week 2: $12 Week 2: $11 Week 2: $10 Week 2: $9
Week 3: $12 Week 3: $11 Week 3: $10 Week 3: $9
Week 4: $12 Week 4: $11 Week 4: $10 Week 4: $9
Week 5: $12 Week 5: $11 Week 5: $10 Week 5: $9
May June July August
Week 1: $8 Week 1: $7 Week 1: $6 Week 1: $5
Week 2: $8 Week 2: $7 Week 2: $6 Week 2: $5
Week 3: $8 Week 3: $7 Week 3: $6 Week 3: $5
Week 4: $8 Week 4: $7 Week 4: $6 Week 4: $5
Week 5: $8 Week 5: $7 Week 5: $6 Week 5: $5
September October November December
Week 1: $4 Week 1: $3 Week 1: $2 Week 1: $1
Week 2: $4 Week 2: $3 Week 2: $2 Week 2: $1
Week 3: $4 Week 3: $3 Week 3: $2 Week 3: $1
Week 4: $4 Week 4: $3 Week 4: $2 Week 4: $1
Week 5: $4 Week 5: $3 Week 5: $2 Week 5: $1

 

Follow this plan; save dollars every week, it will help you at the time when you are going to do a lot of shopping.

Basic tips

Despite of all these plans, you can follow some simple tips to make your Xmas shopping easier.

Don't be sad... It may be too late this year but you can plan ahead for 2017 with these easy tips Yay!

Don’t be sad… It may be too late this year but you can plan ahead for 2017 with these easy tips Yay!

  • Make list of all the things you have to buy
  • Calculate money you have
  • List prices of all things
  • Follow a best saving plan
  • Include all type of things while planning for a shopping
  • Save money more than the estimated amount

Conclusion

Shopping needs full attention and open budget, so plan it first. Don’t do random shopping. Do shopping in budget and avoid loans. Happy shopping, have a joyful day. For some great ideas on what to buy this Christmas, check out my Pinterest board for the best ideas on the web. 

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