I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays & got to relax a bit. We had a great Christmas & currently still riding the after Christmas high!
I plan on going out to a few brink and mortar stores this evening to check out the post Christmas sales, but I got a lot of emails in my inbox this morning & have been doing some online shopping as well. I am surprised at how many online retailers are having stuff 50-80% off already… everything from craft supplies & fabric, seasonal items & even just over stock toys! One of the best parts? One of my favorite money earning/saving sites Ebates is still offering double % cash back at a lot of stores until the end of the year! If you haven’t signed up for ebates or signed up & just haven’t used it yet I have a long post from about a month ago here.
I saved a ton of time & money this year buy shopping online and at least half of my purchases, if not more, qualified for cash back with Ebates! I do use it year round as some of my favorite most used sites such joann.com, fabric.com, borders.com, walmart.com, oldnavy.com, childrensplace.com & even ebay.com all offer cash back through Ebates.
I currently have at least $85 cash back pending (there are a few new transactions that have yet to post) for my Feb. 15th check, mostly from the last months worth of holiday shopping, and to add to my savings I also save instantly finding coupon/discount codes on www.retailmenot.com. Anyway now is a great time to stock up on things like inexpensive birthday gifts (Target has some great toy sales), Christmas gifts & decorations for next year as well as holiday craft supplies like fabric.
For those of you with school age kids enjoy the rest of your holiday break & lets get ready for 2011, I know our family has a lot of exciting big changes ahead & I am looking forward to them :).