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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tip #106: Four Steps to Easy Holiday Shopping

1.  Have a Plan
  • Make a list of WHO you are buying for
  • Fill in HOW MUCH you are spending on each person**
  • Fill in WHAT you are buying for each person
** If you really have no idea what to buy for a particular person, at the very least set a price limit.  That way you won’t be tempted to spend too much out of desperation.

2. Do your research
Spend a little time checking out the various options & brands available for each item you think you will buy.  Read the reviews, figure out some base prices, & make a list of at least your top 3 picks.  Narrow down the field so you know what to look for.  

3.  Tackle Black Friday like a pro
I am personally not a big fan of Black Friday shopping. I would much rather stay in my P.J.'s, drink my coffee, and save big bucks on Cyber Monday.  But that doesn’t mean I can't offer some tips:

  • Develop a plan of attack   Know what time each store opens, and which “must-have” items are at each store.
  • Know the store policies.  Bring a copy with you, if possible.
  • Bring the store ads along.  This is useful for price matching.
  • Get gift receipts!  You may need them later.
  • Look for coupons ahead of time.  Save even more money!
  • Compare prices online.  There is no sense fighting the crowds at 3am if you don’t have to.
4.  Shop online (refer to Tip #105)
I am a HUGE fan of online shopping!!  Besides clearance items and thrift store finds, I consistently find the best deals on-line.  The selection and prices just can’t be beat!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tip #105: Holiday Shopping Online

Ugh... Holiday shopping... so much pressure to buy the right thing.  Every year I wrack my brain  trying to figure out what to buy everyone.  But, when you find that perfect gift and see their face light up... priceless.

What isn't priceless is the money spent... but, Hip Bargain Chick is here to provide you with some money saving tips!!

FIRST.... Join Shop At Home by clicking on this link...... ShopAtHome Banner



We will use Old Navy as an example....

1. Go To
2. Sign-in
3. Search for Old Navy in the Search field at the top of the page
4. Click on Old Navy when the search results are returned
6. Click on the Coupon Code you want to use (Free Shipping, for example).
7. ShopAtHome will open the OLD NAVY Website in a NEW window.
8. Shop at Old Navy.
9. Coupon Code should be automatically applied at checkout. If not, then enter the Coupon Code.
10. When the Item Ships and is verified by, you will receive the % Cash Back.  For example, if I spend $50 at Old Navy and the cash back is 3%, then I receive $1.50 back in my ShopAtHome account.
11. When your account reaches $20+, they will mail you a check (every 3 months).

The $'s add up!  I just received a check for $63.97 doing shopping I would have done anyway.