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Holiday Ideas on a Budget

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Follow these helpful tips to celebrate the holidays without breaking the bank, with help from your Assurance Wireless cell phone service plan.

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How to Save Money & Celebrate the Holidays—5 Helpful Tips

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration and spending quality time with friends and family. There’s something special about hosting a holiday gathering, watching classic movies and looking at festive lights. As we make our lists and check them twice, it’s always helpful to find ways to save!

With a little planning, creativity and your free Assurance Wireless service, you can enjoy the holidays without breaking the bank. Here are 5 practical tips to help you save money during the holiday season, so you can focus on what truly matters—celebrating with loved ones near and far.

  1. Bake Sweet Treats
    They always say home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. It certainly feels that way when the holidays come around! Spread the festive spirit by surprising your loved ones with homemade treats. Or invite a group of friends over for a cookie decorating night! Bonus: Your house will smell amazing. Use the web browser on your phone to find budget-friendly recipes.
  2. DIY Gifts
    Consider do-it-yourself (DIY) gifts this year, which not only save money, but also add a personal touch to your presents. It's the sentiment behind the gift that really counts! Follow along a video tutorial on YouTube or a step-by-step blog post while you draw, paint and/or craft your way to a present they’ll cherish.
  3. Go Hunting for Holiday Lights
    This time of year, lights are all around! Attend a local light display event or simply take a walk or drive around your neighborhood. You can even make a game out of it by ranking each neighbor’s display! Create a group text with your friends or family and share photos of the best decorations you can find.
  4. Give Pre-Loved Gifts
    You can find great prices on second-hand gifts. Plus, these are more sustainable and better for the environment! Even major retailers now offer previously owned, lightly used items for sale. This is a huge trend this year—67% of millennials said they are likely to give a pre-owned gift and 74% said that they would like to receive a pre-owned gift for the holidays.1
  5. Watch the Classic Holiday Movies
    There are so many great holiday movies out there that you can enjoy from any device, including your phone! YouTube offers a variety of free classics and new holiday gems. Get cozy and get in the festive spirit from the comfort of your home. Consider hosting a movie night with loved ones and bring out the hot chocolate!

The holidays are approaching—and there’s nothing but cheer here! As you finalize your plans, these 5 tips will help you make the most of the season and your budget. Harness the power of your free phone plan from Assurance Wireless to shop, save and celebrate!


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