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Allie's second snow day and we're most certainly spending it indoors this time.  Allie's been off playing with her toys all morning and this mama has been confined to the couch getting an insane amount of work done. Anyone else feel super stressed this time of year? Thanksgiving is just a few days away and then we're immediately thrown into Christmastime and I'm not sure I'm fully ready for it 😂 between updating last year's holiday content, creating new content for December, and scheduling out all the social media for the next month, I feel like my to-do list is never-ending and none of this will ever get done. But as of right now, I feel like I'm in a pretty good place 👌🏻 anyone else taking full advantage of this Monday morning? Let me know what you're up to in the comments!
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Sooo excited to have picked up @michelleobama’s book. I rarely pick up biographies/autobiographies but I’ve had this release date on my calendar for quite some time now. This woman is truly remarkable and inspiring. Anyone else reading this? Let me know your thoughts! •
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Little girl had her very first snow day today! Our little California baby was a little iffy at first but by the end of it, she was happily eating the snow 😍😂 now we just need to get her some snowpants and boots 👌🏻
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First Starbucks holiday drink of the season! Anyone else just LOVE red cup season?...although my cup is green 🤔 but that's beside the point. The point is that we're finally headed into the holidays and this girl couldn't be more excited for it 🙌🏻
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Doesn’t this adorable little country store just scream New England?! 😍 just a sort 10 minute drive from Portland, the Town Landing Market can be found in Falmouth Foreside, Maine and is on my list of must-see’s if you’re visiting the Portland area. •
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Easy Ways To Save Money During The Holidays

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Easy Ways To Save Money During The Holidays - The holidays are a stressful time of year. Especially for families. Here are som super easy ways to save money this holiday season!

It’s almost the holidays you guys!! How crazy is that?! Where has this year even gone?! As we enter the holiday season, life is becoming more and more expensive around here. Everything from buying Christmas presents to preparing for holiday parties to putting together our Christmas cards. It’s no joke that life this time of year is expensive. And as new parents, we’ve been big on finding new ways to save money any way we can. The biggest way has been downloading apps like the Hopster Mobile Rebates app which saves me money at all my favorite stores. But before we dive into Hopster, here are some other great ways to save money this holiday season!

Make a Budget

I admit we are horrible with budgeting. In fact, we rarely make budgets. But when the holidays roll around, people tend to spend a lot more money so sometimes a budget is necessary. Take a step back and evaluate your bills and income to determine how much you have left over. From there you can set a budget for things like groceries and Christmas presents and holiday party essentials and anything else you’re spending money on this time of year. It’s a great way to keep track of your spending and keep yourself on the right path.

Find the Sales

Sales are a mom’s best friend. Seriously. I always wait for baby items to go on sale so I can buy in bulk. Same with household items like paper towels or laundry detergent. Even the little things can add up after a while. Your local newspaper is typically filled with miscellaneous fliers and ads for the latest sales going on at nearby stores so be sure to look for them! This also allows you to plan ahead a bit when purchasing certain items. If you know a sale is coming on your kid’s favorite snacks then why not wait until the sale to buy them? Seems pretty simple to me!

Save The Coupons!

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been big on coupons. And even now I’m nowhere near an extreme coupon or anything like that. But with the holidays fast approaching, I always take the time to skim through the newspaper for any coupons on commonly purchased items: diapers, wipes, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, shampoo, body wash. Anything that we pretty much have to buy at some point or another. A lot of stores will allow you to use multiple coupons on a single item as well, but be sure to read the fine print on those policies.

Eliminate Unnecessary Spending

Let’ be real here. We all purchase something that just isn’t necessary. For me, it’s coffee. I hate making coffee at home so I tend to spend a lot on coffee when I’m out. But this isn’t a necessity so when needed, I cut it from our budget. Same with things like eating out, having drinks with friends, and even cable! If you can get by without cable for a couple months or even by lowering your cable bill, then go for it! Learn to determine what is a need and what is a necessity. Then start cutting where needed!

easy ways to save money this holiday season

Download The Hopster Mobile Rebates

Since becoming a mom, mobile rebates apps have been my absolute best friend. With apps like Hopster Mobile Rebates, you can save money at all your favorite stores. Whenever I’m in the store, I keep Hopster open so I can easily skim through the rebates available to me and see which items I can get rebates on.

Hopster is super easy to use!

  1. Download the Hopster Mobile Rebates app to your smartphone.
  2. Create an account and log in.
  3. Choose your rebates from a  large selection of brands.
  4. Shop at your favorite stores.
  5. Take a picture of your receipt showing the items you purchased.
  6. Rebates will be redeemed and the cash will then be credited to your PayPal account as soon as the redemption is validated. You don’t even have to wait until you reach a certain number or value of redeemed offers!

It’s THAT simple!

easy ways to save money this holiday season

easy ways to save money this holiday season

easy ways to save money this holiday season

The Hopster app is super user-friendly even for those who aren’t as tech savvy. You can even share savings and product recommendations with friends and family or provide feedback to manufacturers on your favorite products. Hopster is the perfect shopping buddy for the holiday season!

How do you save money during the holidays?

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