We have so many different things going on in our family right now including company coming over, birthdays coming up, huge spring projects to complete, and of course the end of the school year is approaching! This upcoming week we even have a special event in town called “Tulip Time” which is an extended weekend packed with Dutch Heritage activities, parades, and events. With pretty much all of the above activities we have some sort of expenses. In order to pinch our pennies and save the most money that we can we definitely have to shop around. A little bit of savings in each of these areas can really add up to be quite a bundle!
Shopping around for the best prices may take too much time, but to be honest in the end it’s totally worth the effort! I check prices everywhere I can think of. I check local store ads, online store prices, I look for coupon codes, discounts, and even ask around to other friends and family members if they’ve seen a deal for a particular item! Although I do check prices in store as well, the bulk of my deal hunting is online since I can check for sales and ads there at the same time. For my soon-to-be kindergarten graduated I’ve looked for Waterstones promo codes to help save money on purchasing my big guy new books for summer reading!
And I can’t believe how many birthdays we have in our extended family! My son just turned 6. His cousin is also turning 6 next week. My little guy has a birthday coming up – as do me, my husband, and my sister! PHEW! Talk about needing to save money! We don’t spend a ton of money on birthdays but we do try to find something thoughtful for the special person. Recently I checked the offers and discounts at Worldstores because they have fantastic styles to give me some ideas for gifts!
Another great way to save money is to purchase clearance items year-round and save them for gifts later! Of course you have to remember where you put the gifts in your house but we’ve saved TONS of money doing this in the past!
Disclosure: This post has been compensated. All opinions are my own.