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Making the Most of Year-End Sales & Shopping + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

The holidays are winding down, but the year-end sales are ramping up, so savvy shoppers are taking advantage of all the great deals. If you’ve had enough of the crowds in stores, sit back, relax and do your shopping online from home.

Year End Sale

Savvy Shopping Tips:

Year-end sales can be as good or better than before-Christmas and Black Friday sales, so check your favorite retail sites!

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One lucky reader will win a $50 Discover gift card!

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RULES: Giveaway ends 11:59 pm ET, December 19, 2013. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, Eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. One lucky winner will be chosen using random.org. One entry per household and IP address. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Cheating will not be tolerated, and entries will be verified for accuracy. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email, or a new winner will be chosen. Entering this giveaway means you are in agreement with this blog’s Terms of Use policy.


About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. Vikki Billings says:

    I watch for the end of the year sales when they go down to 75% off to 90% off and I buy tons, I use the items all year long for gifts.

  2. i start gift stockpiling for the years birthdays!

  3. I wait for the after Christmas sales to stock up on wrapping paper, gift bags and tissue paper for next Christmas.

  4. Deborah Peck says:

    I buy summer clothes that are marked down at the end of the year

  5. I shop sales and use coupon codes

  6. Mihaela Day says:

    I shop for next Christmas the day after Christmas ;)

  7. I find great deals after Christmas on wrapping paper, bows, and cards. In January I find huge deals on toys at Target.

  8. I try to find the specials they put on around Black Friday & right before Christmas.

  9. Barbara Long says:

    I make the most of year end shopping by stocking up on Christmas wrapping paper and gift boxes as well as decorations and ornaments during the after Christmas sales.