Holiday Deal Reminder & My Tree Is Decorated!

It has been a long weekend. This is the weekend that we decorate our Christmas tree each year. It is the “official” beginning of the holiday season for the Shaffer family.

It is also the weekend I spend countless hours in front of the computer finding deals.While I love finding all these deals and sharing, I wanted to give you my annual holiday deal reminders.

1. Not every deal is a deal for you.
2. Use your discretion and know your pricing. Just because a price says regular price $1,000, doesn’t mean that is the real retail price. (Amazon is famous for this). If something doesn’t seem worth the “regular retail” price, then check it out.
3. Create a budget. Stick to the budget. When you are done, you are done – even if I post the best deal of the century.
4. Be prudent. Just because it is Christmas doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use your super NINJA shopping skills.

With that being said, I hope you enjoy this season with your loved ones. I hope we find some AMAZING deals and you come in under budget!


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  • carol

    Thank you for your “words of wisdom”. I have enjoyed all your posts and hints…especially this time of year. Your tree looks beautiful! I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

  • Cathy

    Happy Holidays Shannon, beautiful tree. Thank you for all the hard work that you do and posting the best deals. You have the best blog site for couponers and moms. I am so happy I stumbled across your site. :)

  • Caroline

    Beautiful tree! Thank you for all your hard work…your blog is my absolute top favorite and if I only have time to read one blog a day, it is always yours!

  • We put up our tree on Thanksgiving day too. It used to be on the Friday after but my son just kept on asking for it (if it was up to him, it would have been up the day after Halloween, :) )

    Thanks for the reminders. Like I commented on Crystal’s blog (MSM), of all the “deals/coupons blogs” out there, it’s only the two of you, that I know of, who do not push your readers to buy, buy, buy. Instead, you both remind us to be wise with our spending. That speaks volumes.

  • Mel

    What a beautiful tree! I’m jealous that you’re already done with your decorating….thanks for the motivation. ; )

  • Shelley

    Beautiful decorations…love the color scheme. Thanks for posting so many great deals!

  • Jillian

    Wow, how beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  • Holly

    Merry Christmas to you too a whole month early. :)