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Keeping Track of Gift Cards, Rebates and Warranties For the Holidays

by Count On Me 4 All – Lisa Thompson

If holiday gift exchange is on the horizon for you, then you may have to deal with gift cards, rebates and warranties. This can create more paperwork and a need to stay organized so that you don’t lose money through rebates that you fail to send in, gift cards that get lost, or warranties that are forgotten. Eric Ravenscraft has written a beneficial blog that helps us stay on top of those gifts that involve rebates, warranties and gift cards so that we can get the most out of our holidays this year.




Shopping Smart For the Holidays

By Count On Me 4 All

 I have friends who are great planners and they continuously think ahead and pick up gifts for the holidays during the course of the entire year. Each year I promise myself that I will shop like they do, or get started early on my holiday shopping. Yet, more often than not, you will find me racing around the week before the big event, madly picking up those last minute items.

Shopping for the holidays is either something you love to do or avoid until the last minute. Yet as an adult, I know that however it is that one feels about shopping, what is most important is to shop smart. Smart shopping saves both money and time.

To learn more about how to save money and time read Ellie Kay ‘s blog 10 Easy Tips to Save Big and Simplify Your Holiday Shopping.

Saving Time by Running Errands Efficiently

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Our home has become an empty nest with our youngest of two kids having headed off to college this past fall. We miss them both of our kids dreadfully yet it has also become obvious what a help they were when they were living at home. The place we see it the most is in the number of errands one or both of them would run for us on a daily basis. Continue reading

Efficient Grocery Shopping

Shopping listby Count On Me 4 All

Grocery shopping can take a lot of time. Every week we go to the grocery store and fill our cart to the brim, hoping that we have not forgotten something. We spend a lot of time going up and down the aisles, locating what we need, while at the same time, trying to remember what we might still have in our cupboards at home. Nevertheless, later in the week, we often need to make a quick trip back to the store for the milk that ran out or the coffee beans we forgot to buy on our last grocery run.

Getting organized and planning ahead is the first step in saving time and money when shopping for food. A master grocery list is a good place to start. It not only organizes our thoughts, but it helps remind us what foods we may need to purchase. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits has more grocery shopping ideas. In his blog he has included an extensive list of grocery tips, many of which will be of use to you and your family. Continue reading