- Save on Home Prep: If you’re hosting guests during the holidays, don’t forget about the cost that comes with home maintenance and entertaining prep. To avoid paying full price on home services, check your Valpak envelope or mobile app (if you prefer to hunt for deals on-the-go). In Portland you can currently receive $20 off upholstery cleaning at Oxi Fresh, and get the carpet cleaned in three rooms for under $100.
- Use Mobile Apps to Save on Groceries: With festive gatherings comes overeating and overspending on food, drink and dining accessories. It may sound obvious, but make a list before getting to the store to avoid impulse buys. To help plan your holiday spread in advance, use Favado, a new mobile app that finds the best deals at grocery, drug store and big box chains. Not only does it show you store sales, but it also shows what coupons are available so that you can double your savings.
- Be Aware of the Word “Sale”: Always ask yourself, “Is this a good final price?” Many retailers will mark up the price of an item only to offer a percent off. Compare the actual sale price in store using your smartphone with a simple search on the internet. You can also check to see if there are online coupons available using the Savings.com mobile app. You might be able to get a cheaper price online using a coupon code online than in store.
How do you save money during the holidays?