This time of year is the hardest for me financially, along with many other Americans. So the fine folks at Kodak wanted to know the ways that we are saving money over the holidays. And since this girl loves a bargain I was happy to oblige.
The key is to do your research, especially when it comes to making the big purchases. For instance, buying a TV can be confusing. LED, LCD, PLASMA, DLP, 1080p…it’s all enough to make you head spin. So before you run down to the electronics dept. to pick up that 42in TV for $250, make sure that you’re really getting a good deal by knowing ahead of time what everything means. Sure that maybe cheap for that big of a TV but make sure you’ll actually be able to watch it without getting sea sick.
One thing I did was buy a reconditioned TV that was more than half off the original price. To some people that may seem a little risky but it was a big discount and nearly half the original price. In fact, I got twice the TV for the price of a lower quality one and I purchased the extended warranty to ensure that my TV would be worth the money.
Another great way to save over the holidays is making a gift yourself. Putting together a photo album is always a great gift. If captures memories and it’s a way for you to be creative with it. The Kodak Hero Printer is an awesome way for you to save money buy printing the photos right at home. And not only that but it helps you save time too. There’s no need to drive to the store to print up the photos. Heck, you can do it in your pajamas.
Last but not least, don’t be afraid of the clearance racks and aisle. There are fantastic finds to be discovered. You won’t necessarily find the out of season or broken stuff. You can find good items that maybe weren’t selling as well as they hoped and so the store marks it down. I found a sexy pair of red high heels on clearance at one store while the other still had them at regular price. Of course this girls bought them on clearance! This goes back to tip number 1 which is: “Do your research.”