By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated
The holidays are fast-approaching so here are some tips for you as a single mom:
Shop online and start early, especially since you don’t know how long items may take to ship. I find that making a list and heading to www.amazon.com and taking advantage of their free shipping to be helpful. I also have a credit card with www.llbean.com and find that using it for free shipping, no sales tax (for California) and free monogramming a great way to give useful and monogrammed gifts.
Spend your money wisely. Be sure not to go crazy with the clicks of your mouse. I set a budget for each person – including tax and shipping.
Shop the clearance section of the web site. You don’t know what you may find and you will save money at the same time.
Take the time to look for online coupons and other promotions. It’s about getting the most for the money.
Usually you can get free shipping if you spend the most money in one store or online store so try to get the most gifts at one place so you qualify for free shipping or other promotions if possible.
However, remember that if you only want one or two items, it would be cheaper to go directly to the store- that is if you don’t mind spending the gas and time to get there as well as possibly fighting crowds.
Keep a positive attitude during this season when you are shopping. Try not to let the crowds, traffic and overall chaos upset you. You can shop from the comfort of your home and save time by shopping online. Good luck and may your dollar stretch beyond your wildest dreams.
I hope you enjoy reading these blogs as much as I enjoy writing them! Should you have any questions about Motherhood Incorporated either as a client or as a mom looking for work, please email me directly at email@example.com or you can check us out at www.motherhoodincorporated.com and www.sandrabeck.com.