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2007-12-24 02:20:14

Credit Card Deals - Top Secrets to Successful Christmas Shopping!

Christmas is the most fabulous and at the same time the most stressful holiday of the year. Though some preparations like decorating the house with ornaments are really sweet, the others appear to be rather troublesome. Last minute shopping is definitely the craziest thing in the world.

Can you imagine the most gorgeous holiday of the year without gifts under the Christmas tree? The thing is, it's pretty tough to prepare Christmas gifts for relatives, friends, children, and colleagues, not to mention the fact that it results in massive credit bills right after Christmas. However, you may reduce the stress following some useful tips.

When you realize that you have no more than a few days for Christmas shopping, don't push the panic button. The most essential point in shopping is planning, or at least you should know what you want to buy. Otherwise, it will be tons of things you don't really need.

First of all, make a list of the gifts for dearest and nearest. Try to figure out how much money you are going to spend for each present. If you are short of money, buy gifts for kids only. Adults won't be offended, as they know your problems.

Try to be realistic. Though the best credit cards give you an opportunity to buy now and pay later, it doesn't mean that you can spend huge sums of money. Set a realistic budget for Christmas spendings.

Don't forget about travel expenses, as they are pretty heavy these days. If you carry some airlines credit card, take your chance to save on the flights.

If you are too busy to calculate your possible expenses, take advantage of a new credit service by Chase. This Holiday Spending Planner is really useful as you can take your plan wherever you go. It's an online service and after you have created the plan, you may email it to your cell phone. That's really convenient.

Last minute shopping is not the best idea. In this case, online shopping is probably the best option. Credit companies have special shopping sites where you can buy items with solid discounts. It must be said that the best way to prepare gifts is to do it gradually. Some savvy consumers buy gifts over the course of the year, so that they have much time to choose the most wished-for gifts for dear ones.

Before doing shopping, check plastics in your wallet. Your cash back cards will be a good choice. For some, Christmas is the time to redeem the earned points. You may pamper yourself or prepare gifts for friends and relatives. Isn't it wonderful when your rewards plastic work s for you?

Keep in mind, the most precious gift is your care. In other words, you don't have to fork out large sums of money to buy presents for your dear and near ones. Hand-made gifts or delicious Christmas meals may be a good alternative. Make this Christmas memorable, and your plastics will help you to do this.

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