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How to Prepare Early In Order To Save Money on Your 2013 Holiday Shopping

By Kara Kamenec | Small Business

The holiday shopping season is coming up fast, so now is the time to get prepared. If you get started now, you’ll be ready to get all of your major shopping done before the holiday rush really kicks in around December. To help get you started, here are a few tips that will make purchasing gifts a lot more tolerable this year.

Credit Cards

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Credit cards are invaluable when doing lots of shopping. Many companies offer rewards programs for making purchases with specific cards, so you can easily rack up airline miles, or earn a myriad of other snazzy rewards. If you plan on purchasing online, you’re going to need a card anyway, so why not get something back? If you’re not comfortable using a credit card, you can still get many of the same benefits by using a debit card instead. Set up a debit card at your bank or credit union, and you’ll be able to do all of your important purchases online without any hassle.

Loyalty Cards

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Many retail stores have loyalty card programs. From Target to Walgreens, you can save a substantial amount of cash just by using your loyalty card with every purchase. Once you have cards with your favorite stores, you can use Apple’s Passbook app on the iPhone to easily keep track of your accounts. No need to keep a handful of plastic cards in your wallet when you can manage them completely digitally with Passbook. Without a doubt, this is a savior for any wallet.

Deal Alerts

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Don’t let amazing deals pass you by. One of the best features of the LogicBuy website is our Deal Alerts. Simply head on over to our Deal Alerts page, enter your email address, and then list the keywords you’re looking for. If you want to find deals on video games, you can look for generic terms like “video games,” but you could also search for more specific titles like “BioShock Infinite.” With Deal Alerts, you’ll always be among the first to know of the best deals available on the net.

Amazon Prime

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If you plan on doing a lot of shopping online, you definitely want to invest in Amazon Prime. For just $79 per year, you get two-day shipping on millions of items at no additional cost, unlimited access to tens of thousands of instant streaming titles, and hundreds of thousands of Kindle books you can borrow at any time. Especially for the holidays, Amazon Prime is absolutely worth every single penny — the return on investment just can’t be beaten.

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