For most of us, this time of year brings a lot of stress, all at once. It’s not enough that we have deadlines at work and commitments at home on a daily basis. Now, we have to miraculously find extra time in our day to prepare for the holidays. For instance, have you started on that holiday shopping list to make sure you have included all of your family members, close friends and key colleagues at work? Next, do you even remember what you got everyone last year so you don’t end up getting the exact same gift again this year? And, most importantly, do you feel confident that you won’t be the one doing that last minute shopping to pick up five loaves of fruitcake for your friends and a flashing holiday tie or pin for your boss? If you just aren’t confident about what this year’s holiday shopping may look like, Market America is here to help with three tips to help you conquer your holiday shopping without all of the usual stress that comes with it.
1. Keep Your Sense Of Humor
Remember that you are among millions of others who are going to be working on the exact same things – shopping for family, friends and coworkers, wrapping, or attempting to wrap those gifts, doing some level of decorating either inside or outside of your home or both and possibly cooking either a dish or a full holiday meal! With so much going on, life happens. You may run out of wrapping paper and may have to use the comics from the Sunday newspaper. You may have made a wonderful dish that you take over to your family holiday feast and forget a serving spoon. You may even wear two different shoes. The holidays are about giving and caring. Matching shoes are just a bonus. Don’t forget to take time to smile, be present, laugh and enjoy good time with family and friends.
2. Planning Vs. Spending Too Much
Let’s be honest. It can be downright annoying knowing people who seem to have it all planned out for the holidays. They have their holiday shopping list for presents, food and festivities already prepared and have already purchased and wrapped a few gifts! But if you just aren’t the list making type, what if you consider taking a mini shopping assessment that would not only help you plan your holiday spending but how you shop all year long? Called the mini Shopping Annuity® Assessment, this concept helps smart shoppers convert their spending into earning through SHOP.COM, a global ecommerce site. Unlike a typical annuity from a bank, you don’t have to invest a massive sum of money to get started — your investment is what you already spend on everyday purchases. If time equals money, the mini Shopping Annuity Assessment will actually show you how much you are spending on shopping trips each year! Click here to check it out.
3. SHOP.COM – Shop, Save & Earn Cashback
A smart ecommerce site can do a lot of the shopping work for you by placing the types of gifts you are looking into categories that are just a click away. One such site, SHOP.COM, has a lot of options like this and also offers a Cashback program to boot! Check out these following options: