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Stretching Your Budget for the Holidays

As the season for giving is coming closer you might be worried about spending too much money. The last thing you want is to have to dip into your savings. Here are a few tips for having a less expensive, but just as meaningful, gifting experience.

Make it a Group Effort

If you want to make sure everyone gets a gift try a group exchange or gift giving game. “Secret Santa” is always a fun one, or maybe a “Yankee Swap” for your friends or office colleagues. These are games you can play with your family too! Everyone buys just one gift to participate and you can even set a budget for the game. It’s a great way to save money and have a fun time.

Do It Yourself Gifts

The best gift isn’t always bought at a store, but made right at home. Giving homemade gifts is a fun and heartfelt way to show your love and appreciation around the holidays. From cookies and cupcakes, to gift baskets and personal decorations, DIY gifts are never a bad idea!

Memories and Traditions

You might not remember all of the gifts you’ve gotten over the years, but I’m sure there are family traditions you will never forget. Whether it’s a gathering, a trip, or a family picture you send to everyone, the gift of a memory or a tradition is one that can be held for a very long time.  

Gift Cards Make Great Presents

Sometimes it’s difficult deciding what to buy a friend or family member. When you don’t know exactly what to get you could always go with a gift card to their favorite store! Your Benefits Plus® checking account with SeaComm provides you with a variety of savings options, including discounted gift and eGift cards at a variety of local retailers! Stop by your local SeaComm branch to upgrade your basic checking account, today.

For complete information, terms, conditions and exclusions please visit www.benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.

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