Holiday Cheer on a Budget

The holidays are upon us and if you are like me the desire to decorate takes hold and doesn’t let go until January first! There is something in elaborate holiday decorating that brings back a childlike joy but that joy can cost a fortune if you are not a savvy shopper.

Here are some tricks for getting the biggest bang for your buck when you decorate this year.

Sales, sales sales!

Watch the papers and the internet for big sales. When you find them you need to check online for coupons that can be used in conjunction with the sale. There is nothing more thrilling than finding an item at a percent off and then getting a 20% off of your total purchase……INCLUDING sale items to drive any crafter into a frenzy!


With the advent of the smart phone there is no reason to not have a coupon at a store. You can simply download the app and have the cashier scan the barcode from your phone.

If you don’t have a smart phone not to despair! You can still print out coupons and bring them with you.


They offer discounts to teachers, military and AARP members on a regular basis. If you look under the weekly ad you will see what coupons are offered that week. You can either clip them or send them to your smart phone. They even have a mobile apps section of the website.

Joann Fabric

They offer discounts to teachers, students, non-profits, and even those who are professionals.

If you are interested in Joann apps you can take advantage of all they have to offer.

Hobby Lobby

They always have a weekly offer. It differs but you can usually find a 40% off one item coupon.

Phone Coupon App Sites

Google Play

Itune app store

Windows apps

Now these are just a few of the multitude of items that are available to help you get the biggest bang for your buck!

Happy Shopping! If you like this article and would like to read more please check out my blog Love Where You Live

Shelley Brian lives in the great state of Texas and is the “mother” of her six furry children (2 dogs and 4 cats).  She is a full time teacher but, is also a full time crafting junky with the ability to decorate on a dime.