If you’re like me and have friends and family all over the country, you’ve probably woken up with a post-holiday headache after realizing how much you spent—on shipping. I used to dread the holidays simply because of shipping-related drama, but I’ve since learned a lot of tricks to save on sending holiday presents to my scattered loved ones. Here are my top six tips:
1. Don’t procrastinate.
This advice is lost on my husband, who’s a notoriously last-minute shopper, but one of the easiest ways to save is by shopping and shipping early. Regardless of whether you use the post office or a package delivery company, “ground” costs only a fraction of the faster services (like next day, priority, and express) that procrastinating shoppers are forced
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Ella Morton, Sprinkle of Ginger - 10/28/2013
Happy holidays? Absolutely—but keep in mind that when it comes to the e-commerce, scammers can get extra sneaky during the festive season. Here are some tips to help you stay safe while online shopping. 1. Use a trusted site. If you’re shopping for a particular item, consider looking for it at a major online retailer rather than doing a general Internet search. The results you get from the latter can include scam sites that offer tantalizingly inexpensive prices. Always purchase from retailers that have been verified—look on the site…