However, come January, the realities of the holiday spending can sometimes come as a bit of a shock. Fortunately when it comes to shopping there are lots of ways to save, and this year I'm going to be using ShopatHome.com as much as possible.
ShopAtHome.com is a completely free way to always get the best deals and coupon codes everywhere you shop, in addition to giving you cash back for every purchase you make. Different stores will offer different amounts, but getting a check in the mail just for buying things you were going to get regardless is quite wonderful. Shopathome.com will mail you a check every time you reach $20 in cash back, up to 12 times a year.
If you shop like I do, chances are you might see something on another blog and get the feeling you need to buy it immediately (hopefully you will feel that way about something on my gift guide here) but then you will have forgotten to go through Shopathome.com first and will miss out on your rewards! Thankfully Shopathome.com has a helpful toolbar you can install that will remind you right from the store's site and you won't have to miss out.
In addition to coupons and cash back, there are also Gold Rewards, that you can use to get gift cards to spend at sites like Piperlime and JCPenney and you will earn rewards simply by making purchases, but also by taking surveys, submitting new coupon codes, and reviewing stores.
I'm excited to try out Shopathome.com this holiday season, and hopefully have both a very happy December, and January.
For this gift guide, I wanted to include a little something for everyone. Men and women, from the fashionista who can't stop texting, to your friends just moving into their own home, the relatives who live out of state that you won't be able to see, and maybe a little something for yourself as well!
State Necklace, $19 at Kohls, plus 20% off and 4% cash back.
Plaid Shirt, $74 at J.Crew plus 30% off and 3% cash back.
Original Penguin Leather Wallet, $24 at Saks off Fifth, with 10% cash back.
Faribault Wool Throw Blanket, $79 at Target, with 2.5% cash back.
Kate Spade Gold Dot Glasses, $50 at Macys, plus 25% off and 6% cash back.
Portolano Cashmere Blend Tech Gloves, $30 at Last Call with 10% cash back.
Essie Holiday Collection Nail Polish, $8.50 each at Nordstrom with 12% cash back.
Christmas Bouquet, $70 at 1-800 Flowers, plus 25% off and 12% cash back.
This post was sponsored by Shop At Home. My views and opinions are my own.