Thursday, December 07, 2017

How to Get Free Christmas Gifts to Give

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One of the best ways to stick to a budget this Christmas is to give free Christmas gifts. You may be wondering how you're going to get free gifts, but it's easier than you might think. Whether you use a cash back rewards program or re-gift your gift with purchase, you can get free Christmas gifts to give.

Use a Cash Back Rewards Program

A cash back rewards program is like getting free money. Why not use that money to buy Christmas gifts? You could use the cash back rewards program offered through your credit card company (my favorite is Chase Freedom Rewards!) or you could use a company like TopCashBack. With TopCashBack you're given a cash back percentage with your purchases online. You can then request actual cash through an ACH direct deposit, Paypal transfer, or select gift cards including Amazon. Save up that cash throughout the year and put the money in a Christmas savings account. The money will add up faster than you might have guessed.

Look for Gift Card Deals

During the holiday season, there are so many restaurants that offer a free gift card with the purchase of such and such amount of gift cards. These free gift cards are great gifts. Some of these have a date of when you can start using them so they are perfect for people you are seeing after Christmas. Another idea is to shop at Tops Markets. Tops offers a 20% discount on select $50 gift cards when you earn just 1 gift point. For example, you can pick up a $50 Regal Gift Card for just $40 using a gift card point at checkout! You will receive one gift card point for every $50+ grocery order made at Tops now through 12/24/17.

Re-gift Your Gift with Purchase

If you shop in department stores, you probably get the occasional gift with purchase. These are usually pretty nice gifts. Why not re-gift those gifts instead of stuffing them in your closet? If you're shopping for gifts and get free gifts in the process, even better. Look for stores that have the best gifts with purchase and shop early because there's usually a limited quantity.

Cash In Your Points

Last, but not least, if you use cash back apps, Ebates or Swagbucks, now's the time to cash in. You can score some great gift certificates or cards. You can either gift these cards as gifts or use the cards to buy gifts. For example, you could cash your points in for an Amazon card and then shop for your gifts online. Save your points throughout the year so you can get the most gifts come holiday shopping time.

There you have it. These tips will save you so much money on Christmas gifts. The ability to get even a quarter of your gifts for free can make a big difference in your budget.

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