6 ways to save on Amazon this holiday season (and into 2019!)

6 ways to save on Amazon this holiday season (and into 2019!)
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(BPT) – This time of year, family and friends gather to celebrate the holiday season. It’s a joyful time, but it can also be stressful – especially if money is tight. Financial expert and author Eva Macias, who specializes in leveling the financial playing field for all families, regardless of income, says that it’s possible for people to de-stress and enjoy the holidays even if their budgets are stretched thin. All it takes is a strategic, bargain-hunter’s mindset.

“The holidays don’t have to be a strain on your family’s budget,” she says. “You just need to spend wisely, look for deals, and realize you don’t have to do it all yourself. The holidays should be a time to enjoy being with family – not stress about money!”

Macias’s top tips and tactics to save money this holiday season include:

1. Sign up for Amazon’s discounted Prime membership. If you’re an EBT cardholder or Medicaid recipient, you can get all the benefits of an http://amazon.com/qualify.

2. Create a budget for your holiday spending. A budget will be your best friend during the holiday season. Figure out how much you can spend without going into or increasing your debt. Once you get this total, split it up equally among the people you are buying gifts for this holiday. A common pitfall to setting a holiday budget is making it too tight, so give yourself some leeway for unexpected costs that pop up.

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