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As the Holidays approach, it is time to consider what will be going under the tree and how you will be able to afford to purchase everything. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to save on all of the presents you want to give out. Not only can you save on everything that will go into the stockings, but you can save on everything that will go under the tree as well. You can save through discount online stores, coupons as well as clearance savings. This way, you will buy for everyone on your list without it feeling as if you spent all your money.

Saving through Discount Sites

If you want to save money, it is hard to find a better way to do it than when you go to discount sites. These sites have more than what you might find at the dollar store, and yet you will be able to get prices shockingly close to the dollar store. Discount sites buy in bulk and do not have a lot of overhead, so you are able to get the kinds of savings you are looking for. The best part about it is that most of these sites deal only in brand name items. This means that you do not have to compromise quality when buying the presents you want to give during the holidays.

Using Coupons to Your Advantage

Whether you decide to buy through discount sites or not, you can get some great savings when you use free coupons. These can be applied online or in the store in most cases. If you choose to use them online, just make sure to enter the code when you are checking out. The savings will be instantly applied to what you have purchased. It can be fun to see what your subtotal was and to see the change once the coupon has been applied. You are able to receive massive savings as a result of finding coupons online where all you have to do is download and start using them.

Searching for Clearance Savings

If you cannot find the coupons you want to use, try looking for clearance savings. Many sites and stores will mark items down when they have gone unsold and they need to make room for new inventory. In most cases, you will be able to receive savings over 20% and in some places may even find savings going up over 50%. It is a great way to make sure that you are able to get the products you want at the prices you can afford. Just make sure that you are not buying something that your family will hate just because it is cheap. If you know that they will like the present, regardless of the cost, you are good to go. If you are just shrugging your shoulders as you purchase it, you might want to think twice about whether the savings are worth it.

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Mike, aka The Dividend Guy, authors The Dividend Guy Blog since 2010 and manages portfolios at Dividend Stocks Rock. He is a passionate investor.