Shopping, cooking, gift-wrapping, entertaining. The tasks and expenses that pile up each December can feel never-ending. Use these tried-and-true tips, from members of our social network Momster.com, to take some stress out of the season.
By Jillian Olsen
If you're not shopping the day after Thanksgiving but still looking to score deals, hit the computer before the mall and save big bucks, say Mel_dawn and JulieCleverCouponing. Sites like dealcatcher.com, couponcabin.com, and retailmenot.com offer free printable coupons to use in stores and discount codes for shopping online, where markdowns can run up to 80 percent off on items found in stores like Best Buy and American Eagle Outfitters. (You can search by store or specific item.) "Clue into good bargains by signing up for free e-mail alerts," adds Mel_dawn.