Now that Halloween is behind us, it’s time to face reality: the holidays are coming and they’ll be soon. So in case no one told your wallet, it’s time to save any way you can so you can cover it all this holiday season. Where to begin? These tips can help you be thrifty this month.
- Get ahead for Halloween 2019 - Decorations and costumes are marked down as much as 75% off right now, so snag what you can for next year and save big.
- Make holiday gift lists before Black Friday - Some stores, like Target, have already put their Black Friday ads out, so you figure out what amazing deals you need to take advantage of and having your gift game plan in hand will help you get what you need for less.
- Buy and actually install a programmable thermostat - These handy devices allow you to program a schedule so you can turn the heat down and then warm the house up nice and toasty right before you get home from work. Plus, you can adjust your home’s temperature while you’re away via an app, which can help while you’re out of town over the holidays. And some utility companies even offer a rebate for installation, so you could save even more.
- Make your Thanksgiving celebration BYOB - If you’re playing host this year for Turkey Day, tell your crew you’ll provide the food, but they need to bring the booze. You’ll save a fortune not having to buy the vodka for your Aunt Gail.