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Creative Gifts that Save - weekly deals 12/1-12/7/2011

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Due to a crazy holiday schedule, I’m going to be “on vacation,” as far as my money-saving articles go, through December, unless something specific comes to mind.

Between now and the beginning of the year, my best money-saving advice is to stick to your budget and don’t go into debt to buy gifts. Instead, consider more personal homemade gifts, or offer services (such as housecleaning, yard work, meal preparation, babysitting, etc.) that will bless your friends and family without costing you money. In fact, below are a few links to check out for gifts in a jar:

Organized Christmas

All Free Crafts

Tip Junkie

I’m sure there are plenty more, but those were a few I found that I thought you might enjoy.

Also, start making a list of items you need. If you don’t receive them as gifts, watch for them to go on sale right after Christmas. However, you will want to be aware of the prices on these items now so you will know if it’s truly on a good sale later.

So, enjoy your holidays and I’ll be back in January!

Now on to some other good stuff:

All You Magazine December 2011 Coupon ListMama’s Frugal Finds has been kind enough to provide a list of coupons that will be in Walmart’s All You Magazine for December. You can check it out here to see if you want to stop by and pick up a copy. I believe it retails for $2.49 per issue if you buy it at Walmart, but you can get a subscription for $1.66 per issue here. However, I will tell you that sometimes the subscription version has fewer coupons than the newsstand version.

Walmart Deals – If you’re a Walmart shopper, I highly recommend checking out Iheartthemart.com for the best deals.

For local calendar events:

For Delray Beach, click here.

For Boynton Beach, click here.

For Boca Raton, click here.

Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo
BOGO – Buy one, get one free
SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores
Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off
Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles
All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

Whole Foods: Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons.

Publix Greenwise: Click here for their weekly ads.

Many thanks toIHeartPublix for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

For Publix “super deals” for 12/1-12/7/2011, please clickhere.

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups 12/1-12/7/2011 please click here.

For Publix ongoing sale list, please click here.

For Publix Advantage Buy Flyer sales, please click here.

Renita's Favorite Money-Saving Sites

http://www.simplycvsshopping.com/

http://www.specials.publix.com

http://www.iheartpublix.com

http://www.iheartwags.com

http://www.iheartcvs.com

http://www.cvsdeals.gather.com

http://publixpennypincher.blogspot.com

http://www.southernsavers.com

http://frugalityisfree.com

http://getadealdude.com

http://claimsqueen.com/

http://www.thesimpledollar.com

http://www.iheartthemart.com

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Renita is a resident of Palm Beach County, and author of “Wow! You Saved How Much?” For more information, visit her website at http://wowyousavedhowmuch.com.

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