Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Saving for Internet Shopping!

If you're as busy as I am, or you don't have easy access to going shopping, or if you're stuck behind a computer most of the time, you might like internet shopping. And there are great deals out there on the world wide web, but don't you hate that you have to calculate in shipping costs??? I DO!

I'd been informed of this great website, www.freeshipping.org, recently.

This FREE site (you don't even have to register, yes!) gives you codes for free shipping coupons to over 850 stores, including JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's, Dell and Gap! It also tells you when an internet store has a free shipping special. It's well organized, easy to navigate. You can locate free shipping coupons by store name, category, soon to expire and most recent free shipping coupons. And a cute little bonus is, this site is run by a husband and wife team of Luke and Maisie Knowles. Let's support small sites who help people save munnies.

~Jenny Bunns!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Frugal Holiday Shopping

image from www.petafoo.com

What a tough year, eh?

I found a good article from Mr Cheap Stuff that'd be a good start to Frugal Holiday Shopping. Click below!

Mr. Cheap Stuff's 15 Ways To Spend Less On Holiday Shopping

Okay, now a tip from the Frugal Bunny herself. As always, this is just what's worked for me - this should just be inspiration to think of what would work for you.

I'm grateful for those who've helped me through the year and my career, so I've made it a tradition (inspired my my tattoo shop alma mater's tradition) of sending holiday cards to, not only my beloved friends, but clients and anyone else who've helped me along my professional and personal life. This is the solution to reaching out: I make my own cards, a limited edition each year. You don't have to be an artist to do this. You can be crafty. If you're not crafty, there's always clip art :) The receiver will see the effort you've put into it, even if it's just stick figures, when they see that you've custom made your own cards, and made your own personal message. I either go to Kinko's to print, or if I hadn't procrastinated (ahem), I use Overnight Prints. They print my snazzy business cards, too.
Between the printing costs and postage, you've said "HAPPY HOLIDAYS! THANK YOU FOR BEING IN MY LIFE!" to everyone while not going terribly broke. Feel spread too thin? Don't feel guilty. It's tough times, everyone will (or should) understand. And however small a token, the whole point of gift-giving is just to let someone know they matter to you. And you do, my bunny friends :)