Thursday, October 17, 2013

Save money on holiday and everyday shopping

In the past, I've written about ways to save money, such as eating at home, planning menus, shopping with a list, joining a produce co-op, eating homemade Wasa crackers, making bread at home... Most of those ideas are food related.

We are entering that holiday time of year when there is a lot of shopping to be done, both for ourselves and others. If we could save money on shopping, it would make a big difference. Enter!

GiftCardRescue_logo_newTagline_SITE_READY.png is a website where you can buy or sell gift cards. If you've ever had a gift card sitting around your house, but you really wanted cash instead, this is the place for you! You can sell your giftcards for cash. This looks so much easier than craigslist, which was previously my only hope for getting money out of giftcards.

If you hate to pay full price for anything, but love to shop, this is the place for you! You can buy discounted gift cards for up to 30% off at

Maybe you're a person who prefers to make gifts for others instead of buy them? I found discounted gift cards for Michael's at 23% off and Hobby Lobby at 10% off.

Some of the other discount gift cards I got excited about were
TJMaxx at 13% off (when you save on prices that are already low, that is a feeling of triumph!)
The Children's Place at 18% off
Coldstone Creamery at 15% off
iTunes at 8% off
Target at 3% off (3% may not seem like much, but every little bit helps)

I think there is something for every shopper at There is free shipping and a very quick sign up process. So, if you think you might need to buy something in the future (that pretty much covers everyone), check out

I was not compensated with money or gift cards for writing this post, but there may be gift cards to give away in the future from  

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