By Shannon Hanrahan • November 15, 2013
Happy Friday Everyone! We hope that you all have had a great week and are getting your saving savvy selves ready for what the next few weeks will hold! Hanukah is only a few weeks away along with Thanksgiving, and then we will all be immersed in everything Christmas, probably whether we like it or not. Personally we are SO excited for this season and will make sure that we do our best to find you great deals and tips to save you money!
Traveling has become a little more stressful in recent years, especially where flying is concerned and the holidays tend to bring out the worst. In the next few weeks, follow a few simple steps to make sure that your trip is not stressful by becoming a smart traveler! Taking a picture of your luggage before you leave will give you an idea of exactly what you packed, just incase your luggage is lost and you need to work with the airport to retrieve it. In addition, follow these great tips from Consumer Traveler about what you should and shouldn’t include in your luggage!
Have you ever noticed that the outer aisles of the grocery store not only have the freshest food but also the healthiest options? If you stick to just those aisles, you are bound to save money because you won’t be wasting money on empty calories. Obviously there are still essentials that are in the inner aisles, but try it out the next time you go to the store! You might be surprised how much better you feel and the new food you discover!
Traveling in between Thanksgiving and Christmas may seem like a crazy idea to most, but in fact, it is a inexpensive time to travel! The demand is so high during the holidays, that the weeks in between are considered “dead zones” so prices are adjusted accordingly to get people to buy them. Check out this USA Today article: Cheapest Times to Fly for some other great weeks!
Being a very pale person, my relationship with sunblock is very solid, but unfortunately the sun still finds a way to make its mark. I LOVE using tea to help soothe my burn and then of course using Aloe Vera gel as well. As always, Martha Stewart gives us a great recipe for this sunburn relief remedy. Check it out here: http://www.marthastewart.com/270625/sunburn-solution
Thanksgiving and Christmas are notorious times for getting free meat from the grocery store. I know that growing up, our local store gave you free turkeys based on how much you spent so we would get 3 turkeys so a family of 4. We would donate them, or give them to to neighbors that didn’t earn one, but another great idea is freezing them! This way you can pull it out a few months later and still have a fresh turkey to cook up! Here are Foster Farms suggestions about freezing your turkey! Who doesn’t love having a Thanksgiving meal more than once a year?!
Have a great weekend and share your own tips below!
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Shannon Hanrahan Shannon is a LA transplant from Philadelphia and a social media junkie. When she is not Pinteresting or Instagraming away, she enjoys eating dessert first, traveling to new places, and being a self-proclaimed DIY expert (aka HGTV addict).