How to Not Break the Bank While Holiday Shopping

1. Before you start buying, set a budget. 

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First, figure out how much money you want to spend on holiday shopping. Make sure you stick to this budget or you're going to be poor before you know it. 

2. Shop during sales food youtube shopping bacon epic meal time

Sales will be your best friend during holiday shopping season. It may be a pain to research the store's that are having sales and comparing prices, but it'll be worth it when you find out you saved a bunch of money on your gifts! Especially when you find someone who paid full price. Awkwarddddd. 

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You can never have too many coupons. Search high and low for these money-saving pieces of papers for they are equivalent to a piece of gold (especially ones that are BOGO or half off)

4. Don't wait until the last minute 

i know what you did last summerYou do NOT want to put this off until the last minute. If you don't start saving early, you may not have enough money to buy presents for everyone on your list. Then you'll have to beg your mom for money and I doubt you want to go that route.

5. Make a list of everything you want to purchase and stick to it 

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Write down the names of everyone you're buying a gift for and what you want to get them. It'll make this process easier and you'll be less likely to forget someone. Also, do not stray from the list. The list will be your friend. 

6. Do a bunch of DIY gifts. 

Epitaph Records music music video mad punkDon't sleep on Pinterest. If you really don't want to break the bank, then make some DIY gifts! Get in touch with your artsy side and make everyone things from the heart. If you're afraid you're going to mess it up, then do a practice run. You can also find a friend who is really good at making things to help you.