Glam Morena: Holiday Season Saving Tips + Sears/Kmart Giveaway.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Holiday Season Saving Tips + Sears/Kmart Giveaway.

As we all know the holiday season is quickly approaching. I recently got a great opportunity to interview Louis Barajas, a Financial Coach Expert. I asked him about some tips for saving during the holiday season. He also talks about the Christmas Club Card that Sears and Kmart are again bringing back. The Christmas Club Card is a card used to help consumers budget for the holidays and save money over time, without incurring credit card interest or debt.

Don't forget to check below the video for a giveaway!

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List of questions I asked:
1. What are some of the ways you recommend saving money?
2. Do you think people should shop early before the holiday season? Why or why not?
3. How does the Christmas Club card help you save money?
4. What are some tips for staying on your set budget while out shopping?
5. Are there items you consider okay to spurge on?

Christmas Club Card Giveaway!
I'm giving out a Christmas Club Card to help you on your holiday shopping.
PRIZE: Pre-loaded $25 Christmas Club Card

1. Must be a follower of Glam Morena.
2. Must be a U.S. resident.
3. Must leave a comment on this post answering the following question: "What is a way you save money during the holiday season?" Be sure to include your e-mail in the comment.

1. Create a post on your blog or on your blog's sidebar the Christmas Club Card Giveaway. Include as much information as possible and a link to this post. Leave a separate comment with the URL to your post or blog.
2. Tweet about this giveaway. Use: "@MorenaBarbee is hosting a Christmas Club Card Giveaway! Opened to the U.S. only! 1 WINNER! - Go here to enter:" Leave a separate comment with your Twitter username or link of the tweet.

There are 3 possible entries so there should be up to 3 comments from each person.

Also Note: If your Twitter page is private then I can not see your tweet. Your entry will not count.

Deadline: September 13th @ 11:59pm CST

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Sears/Kmart.


K&T Makeup Artistry said...

Saving money during the holiday season is hard for me because I want to give my loved ones everything they want especially my daughter. So what I do is start getting her winter stuff in the spring, when items are one sale. She grows about 1 size in the summer so I allot for that. I only shop for her when I have the coupons from Justice where I get her clothes and check various websites to find the lowest options for any electronics for her that I may want to buy. If you start your shopping really early you don't catch those holiday markups!

ktmakeup08 at yahoo dot com

K&T Makeup Artistry said...

I have posted this giveaway under my "giveways around the net" section on my blog

K&T Makeup Artistry said...

Tweeted about this giveaway as well

Anonymous said...

The way that I find best to save money is to start early on my holiday shoping and find great sales. I actally start thinking about christmas around this time, and start creating my shopping list and figure out how much I really want to spend on each person, the amount varies, by a little more or a little less (which is better! ) :)

Anonymous said...

I just linked you on my sidebar!

oh and my email is

belgd said...

I follow via GFC.
I think shopping early is a great way to save. Find things that are on sale and don't wait until a week before! Things aeem a bit cheaper before December.. So, yep.
belgd at live dot com

Kizzy said...

Honestly, I don't know. I'm quite a spender during the holiday season! I do try to buy a lot of gifts beforehand (around this time). I also make a list of the people to buy gifts for, so I don't end up buying gifts for random people.

Kizzy said...

I tweeted about your giveaway of course! :-)

Julisa said...

i always do that list he was talking about!
setting aside a certain amount for each person and then shop within that price range.. it works pretty well

blog @ piinkcupcakez[dot]com

Julisa said...

tweeted! =]

Anonymous said...

The best way to save money during the holiday season is to change what you do when you hangout with friends instead of going out all the time have days when you go to each others houses make hot cocoa talk about what you plan on doing with your family for the holidays and do some online shopping and see what stores have the best deal on a gift you wanna give that special someone and you and your friends can have a day after christmas christmas because we know that's when the best sells are find something you've been wanting to get a friend and set money limits for each other go home wrap the present up yourself meet up for some wonderful cocoa once again haha my favorite drink obviously and then celebrate your merry day after christmas christmas :)

my email is

Anonymous said...

I tweeted! :)

ape2016 said...

I am a follower and I save money by limiting how many gifts each of my kids will receive. It is usually 5 each and a small stocking with candy.

The Green MomSter said...

I'm gfc follower Lindsie and I save money around the holidays by shopping year round. I also pick up leftover holiday cards at yard sales or thrift stores or make my own.

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Henria O. said...

I save money during the holidays by buying items whenever I see suitable gifts on sale at any time of the year. I just store them until Christmas comes!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

hello i totally forgot that my tweets were private but their public now so they should be able to be viewed now sorry about that

Christina said...

I save money during the holidays by setting a budget for each family member that we will get gifts for. This year, it's $25 per adult, $15 per child. That way, nobody's gift is "better" than anyone else's, and it allows us to put money aside every month leading up to Christmas, so that the money is guaranteed to be there. Im also very DIY, so I may get materials for things and do jewelry for the women of the family!

email is christina [at]

Christina said...

I tweeted too!

JC said...

I'm a follower. A way I save money during the holiday season is I shop all year round whenever I spot good deals for holiday gifts instead of only doing shopping during holiday seasons.

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katychick said...

i save money during the holiday season- by shopping early for toys and stockpiling during the year on things like cream of mushroon soup and green beans.
tcogbill at live dot com

blah said...

Shared with my 17k followers :)

Anonymous said...

i save money by shopping throughout the year when there are good deals. i also use coupons and keep an eye out for sales!

Anonymous said...

here's the link to my tweet:

also, i follow u on google reader: ashleya1002 [at] gmail [dot] com

Eve said...

I opened up a savings account where i have $20 dollars a week automatically debated from one account into this one..And by the time November comes I have a good amount of money saved for the holiday shopping :)


Eve said...

Twitter name is Eve122702

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