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4 Steps You Need To Take NOW To Save On Holiday Gifts

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It may be annoying to see Christmas displays in stores before Halloween, but that does not mean that early shopping for Christmas presents is a bad idea. On the contrary — there are several advantages to doing your holiday shopping before the holiday "sales" start popping up. You can save money without having to fight the crowds.

If you'd like to avoid the usual holiday hordes, you have no time to waste, because many Americans have the same idea this year. According to a recent survey by OpenX and The Harris Poll, 50% of U.S. consumers already began their holiday shopping efforts in September or earlier, and almost 40% planned to start in October through Thanksgiving. Start shopping early and lower your overall holiday stress with these four simple steps.

  • Gather Ideas – Keep a list of gift ideas going throughout the entire year. Gift inspiration will often pop up over the course of the year, only to be forgotten by the time the ...

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