YOUR HOLIDAY-SPENDING SURVIVAL GUIDE
184 STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU BUY SMARTER
AND STAY ON BUDGET FROM NOW UNTIL NEW YEAR’S
New York, NY (October 14, 2011) – Real Simple’s November issue, on newsstands now, includes a special section with all the tips you need to get ahead for the holidays this year.
FEATURING COMPLETE GUIDES TO:
GETTING YOUR SHOPPING DONE IN ONE DAY
Instead of aimlessly buying gifts throughout the season (a major wallet drain), use this one-day-only game plan, chock-full of surprising strategies, to cross everything off your list now. Real Simple’s tips for Christmas shopping include: Download an upbeat playlist; Buy less expensive stuff first; Multitask at dinner; Buy toys online; and more.
THE BEST TIMES TO SHOP ONLINE
Take the click-and-drag out of buying gifts on the Internet. Simply consult Real Simple’s handy calendar of what to purchase, when. This guide includes the four best dates for Christmas shopping online when electronics, outerwear, and other items are significantly marked down.
HOLIDAY DINING ON A DIME
Don’t let sky-high food-and-drink bills crash your party. Real Simple’s smart party food ideas let you scrimp without looking like Scrooge, with tips for choosing the most affordable cheeses and making your own crostini to save on fancy flatbreads.
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SECRET HOLIDAY SAVINGS
Don’t let money worries ruin your reindeer games. Real Simple shares insiders’ best-kept secrets for affordable holidays, helping you find savings on shipping gifts, sending flowers, picking a tree, and more.
STICKY GIFT-GIVING SCENARIOS
Are you going to be naughty or nice? Michelle Slatalla, Real Simple’s modern etiquette expert, explains how to solve your biggest holiday gift etiquette quandaries, like the office gift swap, regifting, charitable donations, and more.
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