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Sunday, November 29, 2015

How to be Frugal During Christmas Season

Being frugal is a good practice especially if you have limited funds to spend. Whether you are single or a married person, being frugal is advisable so that proper management of money can be practiced. Financial management is a key to a better future. When Christmas season comes, we need to cash out for the holiday expenses. We need funds for gifts, party celebrations, holiday vacations if we opt to spend more time with the family. Here are some tips to be frugal this Christmas Season:

  • Think of creative but not expensive gifts for your Christmas gift list 
  • Find food recipes that are easy to do but not expensive
  • Checkout deals and coupons for Christmas shopping
  • Canvass online or offline before shopping so that you get the best deal 
  • Have a budget plan so as not to overspend 

There are other many ways to save money and practice frugality during the Christmas season.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Giving Christmas Corporate Giveaways to Customers

One of the busiest month for businesses is the Christmas Season where the demand for supplies and services related the Christmas celebration is increasing. Aside from the Sales activities, Marketing to customers is also important. This is the time where companies distribute corporate giveaways to customers as a way of gratitude for loyalty and continued business relationship.

The type of corporate giveaways depends on the budget of the company and the number of customers on the list. As early as September, it is advisable to start planning and canvassing for corporate giveaways. Common giveaways are fruit baskets, wine, calendar, office supplies with company logo, apparel, bags, and more.

For a limited budget, sending a simple free e-card to all customers will be a good idea to thank them and also one way of informing them of any promotional programs this Christmas.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The advantages of Facebook to Seniors

Facebook is considered one of the most popular social network website of our generation. Since its introduction to Internet, its popularity and number of users grew tremendously. A share of its users nowadays are senior citizens who are on their retirement age. Since their life is not active as before, their activities tend to be mostly indoors. As long as they can still manage to use computers, Ipad or laptop, more seniors are joining Facebook.

Through Internet and Facebook, they now have the opportunity to enjoy more of life by communicating with their family and friends as often. To be able to see their loved in photos, communicate through messaging, see them face to face through video calls, play online games, and other engaging Facebook activities.

Through Facebook, a senior can be happier and may live longer through this platform.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Corporate Giveaways for Christmas

Giving corporate giveaways every Christmas is a marketing activity of companies to give appreciation to its customers for being loyal to them throughout the year and as a promotional tool by including the logo or contact details. Some also includes their website URL link.

Common corporate giveaways are calendars, bags, shirts, gadgets, office supplies, and more. If you are the person in-charge in purchasing, here are some tips on how to go about it successfully:

1. Work within the budget.
2. Be ready with your list of recipients so you can compute for the over-all cost
3. Canvass atleast 3 suppliers and get the best deal without sacrificing the quality of your giveaways.
4. Be aware of your timetable, it is recommended that you deliver them first of week of December.
5. Make sure that it is properly packaged before delivery.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Preparing for the Christmas Season

Preparing for the Christmas Season is one of the busiest activities people during September to December. The festivity of Christmas Season runs through first week of January to welcome the coming of a new year.

Preparation includes preparing for the list of family, friends, and work or business associates where you normally give Christmas gifts. Decide first more or less how much budget you are willing to shell out for the gifts so you can choose what type of gifts you can buy within your budget. An extra budget allowance will not hurt much so add atleast 10% of it.

Given the budget you have, what are the best gifts you can give which are different from last year? Gifts for family and friends are usually personalized and given with a much thought.

Gifts not be expensive though, be creative and try to check out deals and coupons as early as September to save money.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Shopping for Christmas Gifts

December is the busiest month for those who are preparing their Christmas list and Christmas events. Christmas gifts for family and friends whom are dear to us while for companies usually gives corporate giveaways for their customers and business associates. Giving gifts need not be too expensive, there is always a saying “it’s the thought that counts”. For family and friends, be sensitive about their interest to find what is best for them.

When the “ber” months starts with September, planning starts with the Christmas season. Plan and buy in advance to avoid rush and the high cost of items. As the Holiday approaches, prices tend to increase because of the high demand during the Christmas season. Browsing the Internet for deals and coupons can give you big savings. Most of the online shopping websites includes categories by prices. Be patient to checkout good items which are within the budget.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Holiday Stress during Christmas Season

Christmas Season is already here and only days to go before Christmas. The Christmas rush had started for people who are busy shopping gifts for the exchange gifts for the family, friends, colleagues in the office, attending various Christmas parties, organizing charity events for the less fortunates, and other many activities during the season.

During Christmas, most businesses are also on their peak season where there is an increase in supplies. Employees of restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, holiday entertainment spots, holiday, and other retail stores are round the clock

If you are those who have a lot of activities during the season, holiday stress is unavoidable. But still, it is the time to enjoy the true spirit of Christmas together with our family and friends.