7 Strategies To Save Your Holiday Budget

7 Strategies To Save Your Holiday BudgetFor holiday shopping, we always face one problem: what to buy that doesn’t bankrupt you? Even if you persuade yourself to buy expensive gifts thinking “never mind, it’s holiday season!” you will most likely suffer from shopper’s remorse when your credit card bills roll in. To help you this kind of situation, we have seven strategies. Let’s get on with those strategies.

1) Create a master list: Most of the times, you have to buy gifts for the same people. So make a master list and you will only have to make changes to it every Labor Day for the holiday season that year. Also, you can create a column in the list for the personal preferences. For example, you know your colleague loves books – specifically romantic fiction – you should note it down in the list. So whenever you see romantic fiction going on sale, you know you should get one and save a bit in the bargain.

2) Keep gift list handy: Make a gift list separate from the master list and keep it in your purse. Refer it during your breaks or when you see bargains online or offline. Sooner or later, the gift list will be impressed on your mind and you will be ready to grab the bargains without panicking.

3) Grouping of gifts: First of all, you need to decide on the total shopping budget for the season. Then group people by category of family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and others. Divide your total budget between various categories realistically. If you don’t have enough budget to stretch for everyone, let’s say co-workers, then plan to make the gifts for one group instead. Make changes in the list if and when necessary.

4) Find prices online: It’s always wise to check for the prices online before shopping in-store. Use online search engines such as “shopping bot” to help you check prices on various websites. It will help you find the best price for any given item. For example, you are looking to buy a Panasonic camera, just type that into a search engine box and you will find a list of all online retailers who are offering it along with the prices. You can even save on shipping by buying it bit early because few eCommerce stores offer free shipping if you buy before a certain date.

5) Stick to your budget: Buying expensive gifts is tempting because they are usually displayed in an attractive manner. You need to practice restrain if you don’t want to go beyond the budget you have already allocated for each category. Stick to it religiously while shopping. It would be wise if you complete shopping for important presents first – parents, partner and kids. That way even if you go overboard, you are doing it for your loved ones.

6) Pay your bills in cash: One of the best ways to avoid overspending is to buy on cash. When you start shopping, leave all your credit cards at home. That way, if you run out of cash, you will automatically need to stop shopping. If you are using debit card, then you will need to keep a tally of how much cash you withdrew during the start of each gift-shopping session.

7) Use prepaid debit card: If you are feeling uncomfortable about carrying lot of cash, try prepaid debit card – which works like a credit card. The only difference is, you have to pay the balance up front into the card. Every time you make a purchase with it, the balance will be deducted from the total. The beauty of debit card is you get the protection of credit card and you can easily dispute charges that appear on your statement. However, don’t forget to have a built-in spending limit. If you want to have such a card, visit your bank. They will let you know the exact procedures.

Do you know any other strategy to save money during holiday shopping season? Share it with us!

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Acedepot announces amazing discounts on TAA compliant shredders

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Acedepot, a leading online company for office equipment, is offering 20% discount on industrial shredders. So if you are on a lookout for high-end industrial shredders, now is time; Acedepot.com is the store.

The shredders ensure maximum information security and confidentiality of documents. You can trust TAA compliant shredders completely on this aspect. Plus, all shredders are adeptly engineered to offer you maximum industrial strength. And you don’t have to worry about the performance aspect as well. All shredders are super good (as you will get to experience in the course of operations), as they easily rip through paper, credit cards and CDs quickly and easily. Built in Germany, these high-end models also come with a Jam Stopper technology that detects shredders jams and reverses excess paper automatically.

Select any of these shredder and avail 20% straightaway:

1)  CX40-59 Cross-Cut Commercial Shredder

  • 40″H x 25″W x 23″D shredder dimensions
  • Shreds up to 40 sheets at a time
  • 16″ wide shredder opening
  • Extra-large 59-gallon waste bin

2) CX30-55 Cross-Cut JamStopper Shredder

  • 38″H x 25″W x 23″L shredder dimensions
  • Shreds up to 30 sheets at a time
  • Extra-wide 16″ paper entry facilitates shredding of large format sheets
  • 55-gallon pull-out waste bin

3) CS39-55 Strip-Cut JamStopper Shredder

  • 40″H x 25″W x 23″D shredder dimensions
  • Shreds up to 39 sheets at a time
  • 16″ wide shredder opening for easy paper entry

4) CM11-44 Micro-Cut Commercial Shredder

  • 37.5″H x 24″W x 18.5″D shredder dimensions
  • Shreds up to 11 sheet
  • 16″ wide shredder opening for easy paper entry
  • 44-gallon waste bin

5) CX22-44 Cross-Cut Commercial Shredder

  • 37.5″H x 24″W x 18.5″D shredder dimensions
  • Shreds up to 22 sheets at a time
  • 15″ paper entry facilitates shredding of large format sheets
  • 44-gallon waste bin

6) CS25-44 Strip-Cut JamStopper Shredder

  • 37.5″H x 24″W x 18.5″D shredder dimensions
  • Shreds up to 25 sheets at a time
  • 44-gallon waste bin
  • 16″ wide shredder opening for easy paper entry

7) CX25-36 Cross-Cut JamStopper Shredder

  • 36.5″H x 24″W x 18.5″D shredder dimensions
  • Shreds up to 25 sheets at a time
  • 36-gallon waste bin
  • 12″ paper entry into a 36-gallon waste bin

Other important features of these shredders include auto shut down with automatic wake-up facility that helps conserves energy and lights to indicate paper capacity.

However, don’t forget to use the coupon code “TAA20″ during the checkout stage for availing discount. Acedepot.com is ready to take your on-line order 24 x 7. To know more about industrial shredders and to make an informed buying decision speak to Acedepot consultant’s right away.

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Celebrate Festivities With AceDepot!

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Many people simply love to buy gifts for their family, friends and all those who are there for them through thick and thin, especially during festivities. Also, gifting a token of appreciation to your loved ones gives you the best feeling in the world. But the problem always arises when you are deciding what to buy. You are always in that quandary whether the recipients will like it or they will hate it at the first sight.

One way to solve this dilemma is to gift them spectacular gifts that are impressive as well as useful. One such category of products is office equipments that are useful in anybody’s daily office work. Every time the gift is used, the recipient will think about you. And that would be a wonderful thing, wouldn’t it be?

If you are looking for such gifts, try AceDepot.com. The store offers an array of binding machines, calculators, cash and check handling equipments, cash registers, copiers, currency products, fax machines, hole punches and staplers, laminators, paper cutters, paper handling equipments, printers, safes, scales, shredders, time clocks, typewriters, labels and barcode makers, credit card terminals, computer accessories, office furniture, speakers and headphones, retail store supplies and much more.

What’s more, during this season of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, AceDepot is offering special deals for various products, including tape dispenser, digital pen, laptop sleeves, measuring tools and pocket tool kit.

Make the most of these cool offers to grab some marvelous products for yourself and your loved ones! Today!

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