Do you shop at a grocery store that also has a fuel station? I love that our Kroger offers these great fuel promotions to save more on gas as a benefit for customers. I take advantage of these every time they com up, especially when they offer quadruple fuel points rewards!
During these increased rewards, take care of the people on your Christmas list and purchase gift cards. Since you already made your list of who needs gifts, and you will have money set aside to take advantage of the savings opportunity, pick up the gift cards for people and mark them off your list. Bonus that you get them marked off your list early AND you get the added savings with the fuel rewards!
As a reminder, be aware of any expiration dates on the gift cards. Many have no expiration date but some Visa and Mastercard gift cards will have a service fee after a certain period of time. These cards aren't typically included in these store fuel promotions either though so you should be safe there.
Visit Happy Housewife to learn how to make coffee bean candles. Add a $5 Starbucks gift card and make this candle as a very inexpensive gift!
Who receives gift cards on your Christmas list?
Catch up on other ways to save MORE money on Christmas!
I'd love to hear your tips and suggestions for saving more for Christmas expenses! Submit your best savings tip specific to Christmas and Holiday Savings on the Everyday Savings Tips form. You'll be entered to win the $50 cash price each week too!