With Christmas just a few days away, most people are done making their holiday gift purchases. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still shopping going on! With so many holiday celebrations taking place in the next few weeks, getting stocked up on essentials for the home is a must. And with help from RetailMeNot.ca, grabbing everything to create the perfect party has never been more affordable!
Recently, RetailMeNot.ca challenged me to see how much I could save on my non-gift holiday purchases by using its website for my shopping. With a $250 Visa gift card in hand, I headed to the website and started planning to grab the items I needed most. First on my list was plates and cups for my holiday table. And RetailMeNot was ready to help!
I searched party supplies and found tons of great coupon codes for some of my favourite stores. Since I love shopping locally, I headed to Party Depot Canada first to grab some festive plates and other accessories. While the company didn’t have an exclusive Christmas theme, I created my own by combining Red Polka Dot and Green Polka Dot tableware. The finished result was so festive! Then I added a coupon code from RetailMeNot to save $13 off the regular shipping cost!
Next, I needed a centerpiece. And with the great savings offered at Edible Arrangements, I knew just what I’d use! The fruit and chocolate bouquets the company carries make stylish centerpieces that are delicious too! I chose the Happy Holidays Party Set, a centerpiece with bonus box of Apple Truffles, which had a savings of $50 off its regular price…a sale I learned about thanks to RetailMeNot!
Finally, I needed a few additions to my home to help keep guests comfortable. RetailMeNot.ca led me to Amazon’s last minute holiday sale, where I found the two things I’d been looking for: a space heater and a set of high-quality towels! Our new townhouse is a little chilly, especially at night. Adding a space heater to the guest bedroom ensured that guests would be comfortable without having to turn the heat up too high. And who doesn’t love a thick, luxurious towel when staying away from home?
When I added up all my purchases, I’d spent $269.15 on my holiday essentials. But I’d saved $173.75 in total! That means I saved almost 40% off the regular price for my purchases! And as an added bonus, I used an online cash-back service to get an additional 4% cash back on my Amazon purchases too!
Gifts are a big part of Christmas, but they’re only a portion of the expense when all is said and done. Fortunately, saving money isn’t something that’s reserved for gift-buying either. And when big savings can be as easy as checking RetailMeNot.ca for the latest deals and coupons before shopping, it just makes sense to visit the website before you start shopping! Check it out, find the latest coupon codes and money-saving offers for the products you need and enjoy having extra money in your bank account come January!
Disclosure: I am participating in the #HolidayCents campaign with RetailMeNot.ca and have received special perks. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.