Pre-holiday season money-saving tips | Tax | Money Saving Tips

This is a guest post from Jon Lal, founder of coupons & cash back website BeFrugal.com and couponing & savings expert.

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Getting a head start on holiday shopping before the rush can help you save time and money as you can take advantage of sales, have a better choice and use free online resources. In fact, the National Retail Federation reports that 41% of holiday shoppers planned to begin their shopping before Halloween.

For the remaining 59%, here are some helpful tips to save before the upcoming holiday season.

Pre-holiday season money-saving Tip 1

Never pay full price! That goes for gift cards, too. You can buy discounted gift cards online. These are great to give as gifts or use for your holiday shopping.

Pre-holiday season money-saving Tip 2

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As you plan your holiday shopping, look at weekly ads online ahead of time to see what’s on sale, especially for Black Friday door busters.

Pre-holiday season money-saving Tip 3

Use online shopping features to help you stick to your budget. The online shopping cart’s total tallying feature keeps you within budget. If you realize you are overspending, just unload your cart without an embarrassment or line hold up as you would at the store.

Pre-holiday season money-saving Tip 4

If you prefer to go to the stores, you can still use your computer to save. Print a retail coupon that you find free online and bring it with you to save.

Pre-holiday season money-saving Tip 5

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Give yourself a gift. In addition to earning cash back when you shop online, use your rewards credit card to earn points or cash back when you shop online for holiday gifts. Just be sure to pay your balance off each month!

All of the tips above use technology to help with your shopping. BeFrugal is glad to help shoppers save with coupons (online and printable) plus cash back and other helpful tools like online weekly ads and a discount gift card finder.

Just in time for holiday shopping, BeFrugal has proudly introduced a free tool to help shoppers save more money. The BeFrugal.com Add-On with CouponomaticTM provides cash back and coupons right in out browser. That means no more hunting for coupon codes or searching for cash back.  The new & exclusive Couponomatic feature automatically offers coupon codes at checkout.  Plus, the Add-On offers automatic coupon alerts, Cash Back at 3000+ stores and easy access to weekly ads & more right from the web browser. It works with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.

This is a guest post from Jon Lal, founder of coupons & cash back website BeFrugal.com and couponing & savings expert. BeFrugal.com offers free coupons as well as cash back for online shopping at 3,000+ online stores with a current average rate of 7%. The site launched in 2009 and now provides savings on more than $100 million in purchases annually.

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