Crate & Barrel will never let you down. And now that it’s Cyber Monday, it won’t let your wallet down either.
The coveted retailer is commonplace for wedding registries and, of course, holiday gifts. Now, Crate & Barrel is hosting its first-ever Cyber Monday Warehouse Sale where you can find up to 30% off sitewide.
From dinnerware sets and sectional sofas to the most festive of candles and the plushest of blankets, we’re all about its online catalog right now.
So, the New York Post rounded up a cheat sheet of the best Crate & Barrel finds that are all on sale and waiting to be placed into your online shopping cart.
Now through Nov. 29, enjoy up to 50% off furniture, up to 20% off best-selling sofas and sectionals, free threshold shipping for orders of $99 or more and up to 30% off favorites (including entertaining items, holiday decor, kitchen brands and select bedding and lighting).
More, find up to 60% off clearance items while supplies last. In short, it’s a shopping soiree we’re marking as one word: sensational.
The Hague Mid-Century Sofa has a contemporary charm we love — and it’s $300 off for Cyber Monday. Its flared arms, tapered conical legs anad nestled cushions make it a bit more upscale than other models you may see online, too.
It’s not the time to skip on Crate & Barrel’s outdoor patio furniture offerings. For a limited time, invest in the Jeannie Teak Outdoor Chaise Lounge by Leanne Ford. We love its well-made silhouette and resort-grade cushion, most of all.
KitchenAid Artisan Series Matte Milkshake 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
As a top gifting pick, the KitchenAid Artisan Series Matte Milkshake 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is on sale for $100 off at Crate & Barrel in a sea of beautiful colors to best suit your kitchen and aesthetic. From mixing cake batter and whipping cream to kneading bread dough, it’s a surefire staple.
Le Creuset Signature 7.5-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Chef Oven
Meet one of the most beautiful pieces of kitchenware we’ve ever seen: the Le Creuset Signature 7.5-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Chef Oven. This Cyber Monday, enjoy nearly $200 off this stovetop decor piece and versatile cooker.
Faux Hemlock 74″ Pine Pre-Lit LED Christmas Garland
No, it’s not too late to pick up elevated Christmas decor. We’re all about the Faux Hemlock 74″ Pine Pre-Lit LED Christmas Garland, especially now that it’s just over $100 right now.
Nespresso Lattissima One Silky White Espresso Machine by De’Longhi
The Nespresso Lattissima One Silky White Espresso Machine by De’Longhi is one of the most aesthetically pleasing coffee makers that crafts barista-style brews in a flash. Trust us when we say, a Nespresso machine is the *best* gift we’ve ever received.
Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor
If you’re on the hunt for a newly minted food processor, we have the Cyber Monday deal for you. The Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor is on sale for $50 off at Crate & Barrel and from a brand we trust.
Pick up the J.K. Adams Heritage Serving Board at Crate & Barrel — the serving essential for your next charcuterie. It’s just shy of $100 for a kitchen grab you’re sure to use on repeat.
Upgrade your indoor botanical center with the Wesley Metal Plant Stand. We love the traditional, timeless look of these sleek and tall planters. Oh, and there are two sizes to choose from (or, our idea: purchase both for added dimension).
If you’re all about finding cookware on sale for Cyber Monday, we recommend the Zwilling Clad Xtreme Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set at Crate & Barrel. This set includes 8- and 10-inch fry pans, 2- and 3-quart lidded sauce pots, a 3-quart lidded sauté pan and a 6-quart lidded Dutch oven.
The Doret White Jersey Quilt Full/Queen is your solution to clean, white bedding — at a discount, nonetheless. Not to mention, Crate & Barrel has some exquisite duvet covers, if we do say so ourselves.
The Cassi White Table Lamp has to be one of the most beautiful table lamps we’ve seen. Worth the splurge, its neutral charm is just what we love to adorn our dressers and coffee tables for a little home decor refresh.
The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro is a kitchen appliance the New York Post team raves about (simply because it’s one of the best air fryer and toaster oven hybrids). Now, you can score it for even less.
The Cuisinart Espresso Defined Espresso, Cappuccino and Latte Machine is easily one of the coolest coffee makers we’ve seen, thanks to versatility and entertaining hotspot. Additionally, you can choose your ideal brewing temperature, espresso volume, milk volume and standby time.
Pick up a multi-purpose furniture piece — the dining table and the home office desk. Thanks to Crate & Barrel’s Seb Oak Wood Desk/Dining Table, you’ll be scoring this stunning two-in-one showpiece for just under $1,000.
Check out the New York Post Shopping section for more content.
On November 27th only, Citi is offering 20% off when you redeem Citi ThankYou points for the following gift cards.
Bath & Body
Fun & Fabulous
Virgin Experience Gifts
Some people have the option to cashout Citi TYP at 1¢, if you’re going to do that then this is better value. We saw 15% a few days ago, and readers wisely advised us to wait until Cyber Monday for 20%. It’s not all of the same brands, but some are the same. Personally, I’ll buy some Apple gift cards at 20% off.
Citi is offering 15% off when you redeem Citi ThankYou points for the following gift cards.
Adidas Apple Athleta Baby Gap Banana Republic BJ’s Restaurant Brinker-Chili’s Chilli’s Dominos DSW Fanatics Fandango Fun & Fabulous Gamestop Gap Gap Options Hulu Let’s Eat Old Navy Red Robin Sears Spafinder Staples Virgin Experience Gifts Vudu
The Fine Print
Valid 11/24/23 only
Some people have the option to cashout Citi TYP at 1¢, if you’re going to do that then this is better value. Reader Peek shares this deal, but notes that these might be 20% on Cyber Monday, so it might be worth holding off a few days and hope to get a better deal then.
Hello! The deals have started. Today, I have created a Black Friday and Cyber Monday roundup of the best deals I have found. The deals below will help you grow via Pinterest, make money blogging, add legal templates to your blog, start your own course, work from home, and more. The resources included here are…
The deals have started.
Today, I have created a Black Friday and Cyber Monday roundup of the best deals I have found.
The deals below will help you grow via Pinterest, make money blogging, add legal templates to your blog, start your own course, work from home, and more.
The resources included here are all my favorites!
Note: Most of the deals below end on Monday night, November 27th at 11:59 pm.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – 20% off!
Want to learn how I’ve made over $1,000,000 from affiliate income on my blog? There are over 10,000 students in my course, with great results!
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is a step-by-step guide to creating and making money from your own successful affiliate marketing strategy. This course explains all of the ins and outs, so you are never left wondering where to go next when creating and implementing your affiliate marketing strategy.
Here’s one recent testimonial I received:
“I took Michelle’s course at the very beginning of my blogging journey when I knew NOTHING about affiliate marketing. I had no idea how to find affiliate programs, create deep links, cloak links or how to strategically add links to posts and newsletters. Michelle’s course answered all these questions with easy to digest lessons, worksheets, spreadsheets and a workbook. I had my affiliate marketing up-and-running in no time, and five years later, I make about $8,000-$9,000 per month with affiliate marketing. Her course was incredibly helpful and instrumental to me.” – Kristin Hanes, The Wayward Home
You can use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY23 or simply click here to take advantage of this deal on the full payment. It starts today and ends on Monday night (November 27th) at 11:59 pm.
Making Sense of Sponsored Posts – 20% off!
Learn how we made our first blogging income, and how we have earned over $500,000 from sponsored partnerships over the years!
Making Sense of Sponsored Posts is a step-by-step guide to creating and making money from your own successful sponsored partnership strategy. This course explains all the ins and outs of sponsored posts and working with brands.
You can use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY23 or simply click here to take advantage of this deal on the full payment. It starts today and ends on Monday night at 11:59 pm.
Start your blog for $33
Right now, you can start a blog for just around $33 total for 12 months, through Bluehost. You will also receive a free blog domain through my link too.
Simply click here to get the low price + free domain name deal.
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche – 30% off
This is a great course for anyone who wants to learn all about Pinterest and get page views.
You can use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2023 and simply click here to take advantage of this deal. It starts today and ends on Monday, November 27th at 11:59 pm.
Launch Your Blog Biz – 30% off
This course will teach you how to make your first $1,000 per month blogging.
You’ll learn how to master WordPress, design your blog, create content, get readers to your blog, make money blogging, and more.
You can use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2023 and simply click here to take advantage of this deal. It starts today and ends on Monday night at 11:59 pm PST.
Six Figure Creator (used to be called Six Figure Blogger) – 30% off
This course will teach you how to earn six figures with your blog from digital products and services.
This is a highly recommended course and I personally know bloggers who have seen success after taking this valuable course.
You can use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2023 and simply click here to take advantage of this deal. It starts today and ends on Monday night at 11:59 pm PST.
Start an email list with ConvertKit – 30% off their annual Creator Plan
I have been using ConvertKit for years and I highly recommend them.
This Black Friday, they are having their biggest deal of the year.
For any free and monthly plan users, all annual plans up to and including 10,000 subscribers will be 30% off for the first year!
With this special offer and their Creator Plan, you can grow your email list and make income with:
Automated email sequences
Visual automation builder
And more! If you’re ready to finally level up your toolset and invest in yourself, check out how you can get started on the next phase of your journey.
You can click here to learn more about this deal.
Start your own course – Up to 40% off
If you’ve ever thought about creating an online course but need a good reason to start, here’s one: Teachable is having their biggest sale of the year right now. Teachable makes it easy to create and sell online courses, coaching services, membership sites, and digital downloads.
I use Teachable for both of my courses, and I highly recommend using their platform.
Here are the discounts they are offering:
25% off for one year of Basic annual plan – use coupon code MC-BLACKFRIDAY2023-BASIC25
40% off for one year of Pro annual, Pro +, and Business plan – use coupon code MC-BLACKFRIDAY2023-PRO
This deal starts today through Monday, November 27th at 11:59pm ET. Simply click here to take advantage of these Black Friday deals.
Website Legal Templates Bundle – 50% off
I have received so many questions over the years about legal templates, and this is what I recommend using.
Simply click here to take advantage of this deal and use coupon code 2023BF50. It starts today and ends on Monday, November 27th at 11:59 pm PST.
Become a Proofreader – 70% off
Proofreading is the process of reviewing and checking a written document to find and correct errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting.
Proofreading is an in-demand job where you only need a laptop or tablet, an internet connection, and the skills to get started. Learning how to proofread is a valuable skill that can open doors to a successful work-from-home career. Due to the increasing demand for online content, now is a great time to learn how to proofread.
This is a great price for this course and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen it for 70% off. This course is normally $797 and today it is only $239.10. If you want to become a proofreader, do not miss this!
Starting today through Monday, November 27th at 11:59 PM ET, you can get 70% off General Proofreading (Ignite Plus level). Please click here to get 70% off. Use coupon code BFCM70.
Become a Transcriptionist – 60% off
Transcription is when you turn audio files or video content into a text document.
There are many businesses looking for transcriptionists too – Examples include marketers, authors, filmmakers, academics, speakers, and conferences of all types.
This is an amazing sale on this course. If you want to become a transcriptionist, do not miss this!
Starting today through Monday, November 27th at 11:59 PM ET, you can get 60% off the Transcribe Anywhere courses. Please click here to get 60% off.
Become a Bookkeeper – 40% off
Want to learn how to become a virtual bookkeeper?
Online bookkeeping can be a great way to work from home, and remote bookkeepers are in high demand too. If you’ve been wanting to work from home and want to earn $40,000+ each year, bookkeeping may be perfect for you.
From today through Monday, November 27th, the Black Friday deal on this virtual bookkeeping course is that you can enroll in Bookkeeper Launch Pro and Premier for 40% off (full payment only)!
You can learn more by clicking here (no coupon code need as the discount will be automatically applied to your cart over Black Friday weekend!).
DepositPhotos – Get 100 photos for $39
I just bought this deal and I do every year. DepositPhotos is an affordable place to purchase photos.
Putting pictures in your blog posts is important.
They can help explain your story, break up text to make a blog post easier to read, and you need them for social media too (such as Facebook and Pinterest).
You can click here to check out this deal.
Tip for shopping this holiday season:
There are a few other ways to save this holiday season by using easy cell phone apps! Don’t forget to:
Scan your grocery receipts with Fetch Rewards. Fetch Rewards is a cash back and gift card cell phone app that rewards you for purchases that you’ve already made. With Fetch Rewards, you can earn points by submitting your receipts to the Fetch Rewards app from any grocery store. Yes, ANY! You can sign up for Fetch Rewards here.
Shop with Rakuten and get cash back at online retailers. All you do is click on a store that you want to shop through (they have tons of stores such as Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Kohls, REI, etc.) and shop just like how you normally would shop online and get cash back. Plus, when you sign up through my link and make a qualifying purchase, you receive a free $40 cash sign-up bonus.
Get cash back at gas stations with Upside.I recently downloaded this and it is very easy to use. Upside is a mobile app that helps you find gas stations, groceries, and restaurants where you can earn cash back. You simply sign up for a free account, and then look at the Upside app to find places near you. You can earn up to $0.25/gallon cash back at gas stations, up to 30% back on grocery purchases, and up to 45% back at restaurants. You can check out Upside here to learn more.
I use all three of these apps and recommend them if you are looking for easy ways to save money right now.
Also, I recommend reading How To Save Money During The Holidays (20+ Ways To Save & Make Money!) if you are looking for ways to save money this holiday season.
I hope you enjoyed this list of deals and found something you can use.
All sorts of retailers are attaching the name “Black Friday” to sales, says Jane Boyd Thomas, a professor of marketing at Winthrop University in South Carolina.
As the Black Friday sales go on longer and expand into more categories each year, you’ll find deals you might not have thought about. Here are six offbeat Black Friday buys.
Can you see the top of Lincoln’s head? Car nuts will know the penny trick for gauging tire wear. And if you’re due for a new set, tire retailers and manufacturers are ready to sell you some new rubber at a discount. Nationwide retailer Discount Tire’s website says it will drop Black Friday tire and wheel deals Nov. 23-29 this year.
Look for deals on batteries and filters too. Your local car wash may even run a Black Friday promotion. Car stuff on Black Friday. Who knew?
2. Big-ticket baby gear
After the baby shower, stuff gets expensive to replace without the help of family and friends. Black Friday could be a good time to get a discount on something you use a lot that may be wearing out.
Thomas, who’s about to be grandmother, says it’s a category she wouldn’t have thought about otherwise at this time of year. She’s seen an influx of digital ads for strollers and highchairs lately, some of which were marked down by 50% for early Black Friday, she says. The week of Thanksgiving should bring deals from all sorts of baby brands like Owlet and BOB Gear.
Rather than roll the dice on a gift your mom or dad might not use, give them a comfortable place to sit for the next gathering at your house. Furniture isn’t the first thing that comes to mind for a Black Friday score, but deals on couches, chairs and tables are in full effect this November. You can get up to 35% off at LoveSac right now, and over at Macy’s, the popular Radley sectional couch is marked down 47% through Nov. 25.
Your relatives should appreciate the soft seating at holiday gatherings.
4. Amusement park tickets
You may not be thinking about theme parks at the moment, but there are deals worth cheering for this time of year. You can save up to 60% on tickets and annual passes to SeaWorld Orlando, for example, or up to 50% on tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia. If a theme park visit is in your family’s future, look for a deal now.
5. Health and beauty supplies
Not everything has to be a big-ticket buy on Black Friday. You can also find good sales on smaller items like health and beauty products, for example. Thomas says it’s interesting to see how early retailers like Ulta Beauty have pushed out discounts.
Ulta deals are happening now and roll on through Nov. 25. Look for good discounts on items you need to restock, like shampoo and conditioner. Check the websites of your favorite brands for deals, too.
Also, look at your local drugstore on or around Black Friday for better-than-usual buys on toiletries and over-the-counter medicines.
6. Streaming services
Streaming services are getting pricey, and the cost of multiple subscriptions adds up. Last year’s Black Friday streaming deals included 50% off a Paramount+ annual plan and one year of an ad-supported Hulu subscription for $1.99 a month.
Check provider websites on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday to make sure you don’t miss out. Note that offers may apply only to first-time subscribers.
Don’t let Black Friday break you
A great deal is still a bad reason to go into debt, offbeat buys notwithstanding.
NerdWallet’s 2023 holiday shopping report found that around half of Americans (52%) incurred credit card debt shopping for gifts last holiday season, and among them, nearly a third (31%) haven’t paid off these balances.
And if you’re taking on credit card debt to spend on a semi-discretionary item like a sofa, you may want to reconsider.
Even 50% off a $5,000 item is still a hefty $2,500 out of your budget, said Robert Finley, a certified financial advisor and founder of Virtue Asset Management in Chicago, in an email. Try not to be “seduced by a discount,” he added.
But let’s say you have the money saved for something you need — like tires — and you come in under budget on the purchase thanks to a holiday sale. Finley called what’s left over “found money,” and doesn’t recommend going shopping with it.
Instead, make sure to pay off credit cards to avoid interest, put savings toward student loans if you have them, and if anything is left, invest it, he said.
We won’t knock you if you still want to shop some, though. It’s Black Friday after all.
But while the masses are scrambling to save 20% on an air fryer, you might find something more useful on sale. Look around.
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Historically, several retailers such as Amazon and Nordstrom have offered major deals on fashion finds, coveted beauty, and top-of-the-line luggage, but if you’re in the market for the best home decor gifts, in particular, you’ve come to the right page. In addition to Amazon and Nordstrom, brands like Serena & Lily, Lowe’s, and Wayfair have also become the go-to places for all things chic accents, furniture, and luxury bedding. While most sites have yet to announce this year’s discounts, there are still several items currently on sale that you can snap up early.
Whether you’re looking to pick up high-end furniture for your place, know of new homeowners who could use a thoughtful housewarming gift, or wish to bestow a cozy present for the homebody in your life, here you’ll find all the best home deals to shop ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Word to the wise: Watch this space as we’ll be continuously making updates as more brands announce their discount offers.
Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days event is next week: Oct. 10-11. Call it “Prime Day 2.0” if you agree the name doesn’t roll off the tongue. The event promises another round of lowered prices on all sorts of products and an opportunity to cross-shop competing retailers.
October sales at a glance
Black Friday in October may be Amazon’s idea, but other retailers aren’t to be out-dollared. Here’s a rundown of the deal dates and some need-to-knows.
Target Circle Week is already on, running Oct. 1-7.
Deals are exclusive to Target Circle members, but Circle is free to join and use.
Get discounts online or in-store on items ranging from toys and kitchen supplies to everyday essentials like diapers and wipes.
Walmart’s Deals Holiday Kickoff begins at 7 p.m. ET on Oct. 9 and runs through Oct. 12.
This sale isn’t exclusive to Walmart+ members, so all shoppers can access the deals.
Expect discounts on giftable items like electronics, apparel, home decor and more.
Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days begins at 3 a.m. ET on Oct. 10 and runs through Oct. 11.
Deals are exclusive to Amazon Prime members; Prime costs $14.99 a month or $139 a year. (There’s a 30-day free trial option for newbies.)
Expect deal drops throughout the event, and Prime members can request special invites ahead of time to doorbusters that may sell out.
Oh, and Best Buy has a 48-Hour Flash Sale on Oct. 10-11.
It’s like “shopping Armageddon,” says Charles Lindsey, associate professor of marketing at the University at Buffalo School of Management. “Retailers are going earlier and earlier every year in the hopes of locking in a certain percentage of consumers’ ‘holiday wallets’ before other retailers can,” he says.
Similar sales at the same time last year gave people a good reason to jump into Black Friday shopping early. Prices on popular products monitored by NerdWallet hit or matched year lows.
But the extended season of sales creates more opportunities for shoppers to bust their gift-buying budgets, says Lindsey.
Try these methods to shop the onslaught of early sales in a way that preserves your holiday wallet.
1. Make a game plan
Approach internet sales with a plan, says Lars Perner, assistant professor of clinical marketing at the University of Southern California. “If you go online and look at all of these great deals, you’re going to be tempted, and you may end up buying things that you otherwise wouldn’t have bought,” he adds.
Amazon shoppers can likely relate. You go online for a specific item, say a wireless mouse for your laptop, and you check out with the mouse, plus a massage gun and a DIY home security system because of the in-your-face markdowns.
Make a list of what you need and know your gift-buying and fun money budget before you browse.
“We only have a limited amount of money to spend,” says Perner. So be ready to be enticed and understand the implications of overspending, he adds.
2. Shop intentionally and set a time limit
Maybe you’ve heard of timeboxing work tasks. It’s a strategy where you schedule time for a task, stay with it for a short burst, then move on. The concept promotes focus and clarity of objective, according to the Project Management Institute. You can use this method for a more focused and budget-conscious online shopping experience.
If you plan to peruse, resist the urge to check Amazon like a social media app, and pick a finite time of day to do it. Maybe you end your day with a half-hour online to browse the deals when your mind is clear and guard is up against overbuying.
3. Get a good price and know it
With deals happening all the time, it’s no longer enough to take the sale price at face value. Perner points out how markdowns can be misleading.
“The deal might say 45% off, but that’s not going to be 45% off the regular price,” he says. Instead, it’s more likely to be a percentage off the item’s list or suggested retail price, which might not reflect what the retailer typically charges.
“It may still be a nice deal, you know, 15% off, say, the regular price. But again, some of the discounts are going to seem bigger than they really are,” says Perner.
You can easily get a feel for the going rate before you buy. Lindsey encourages shoppers to use a site like Camelcamelcamel, which tracks the price history of products sold on Amazon, or other browser-based coupon finders to confirm the quality of deals. The Honey extension, a software add-on for browsers like Chrome, also displays the price of products over time.
4. Wait for Black Friday if you want
Of course, you can roll the dice and wait for the day after Thanksgiving. NerdWallet’s data shows Prime Day and early October sales like Prime Big Deal Days present prices competitive with Black Friday, but there’s no substitute for the real thing. Actual Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) sales events still rock, and there’s less threat of disruption this year.
“The last few years [of] Black Friday sales might have been more limited during the pandemic,” says Perner. He recalls the supply chain challenges and backlog of ships coming into ports.
“But we’re past that now, and the Chinese economy is slowing down,” he adds.
Perner says those factors could lower the cost to produce imported goods. That could lead retailers to offer even better deals.
5. Skip the deal days altogether
Perner says sometimes he’ll check out Amazon’s deal of the day when he needs a break, but he has become better able to resist buying things over time. One tactic he suggests: Let the delivery boxes accumulate in the hall or garage as “visual evidence of how much you might be buying.”
Maybe you don’t need all that stuff.
It certainly is hard to put down the phone or close the laptop when holiday sales kickoff days have a regular place on the calendar and in the culture. But if you can resist the temptation, you could save the most money by skipping the deal days altogether.
Inside: Looking to celebrate Christmas on a budget? This guide has you covered with creative and affordable ways to do just that.
Are you stressed out about how to afford a fabulous Christmas on your budget? Worry not.
This festive season isn’t about how much cash you fork out, it’s about creating lasting memories and spreading joy.
Why let financial woes dampen the joyous yuletide spirit when you can celebrate a charming Christmas on a budget?
Remember, it’s your money, your decisions, and your rules – no guilt trips or social pressures should force you into spending Christmas in debt.
Today you will learn:
Determine your Christmas budget: Figure out what’s a comfortable amount for you to spend and stick to it religiously.
Be creative with gift giving: Homemade presents or heartfelt letters can be more valuable than pricey items.
Find simple ways to save money: Use these money saving tips to enjoy a festive holiday season.
This holiday season, celebrate responsibly, within your means, for a Christmas that’s merry, bright, and totally guilt-free!
Why Celebrate Christmas on a Budget?
Embracing a budget-friendly Christmas can prove to be not only a smart choice but one filled with warmth, delight, and genuine joy.
Enjoy valuable family bonding time with exciting games and shared activities. Volunteer work, a day of holiday baking, or a simple drive-through Christmas lights sightseeing trip can leave a lasting impression. Look through this Christmas bucket list.
Opt for economical, yet thoughtful gifts or stick to fun gift exchange rules, such as the “four gift rule” for your kids. Remember, it’s the sentiment behind the gift that matters the most.
In essence, an economical holiday season needn’t be a dull affair, rather it’s an opportunity to make it more heartfelt and unforgettable.
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What to buy for Christmas on a tight budget?
Yes, friend, you can buy meaningful Christmas gifts while sticking to a budget.
In fact, the thought behind a gift is often what makes it special, not the price tag.
A few ideas include homemade gifts, gift cards, subscriptions, and second-hand items. With a little creativity, you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list without spending a fortune.
Below you will find plenty of great gift guides for Christmas that won’t break the bank.
Benefits of a Budget Christmas
1. Allows you to plan ahead and stay on track 2. Prevents overspending 3. Buy gifts that are within your budget 4. Focus on quality over quantity 5. Ensures that everyone gets a gift 6. Helps you avoid debt during the holidays 7. Prevents you from feeling stressed out about money during the holidays 8. Be creative and come up with unique gifts 9. Save for next year’s holiday budget 10. Stay connected to the spirit of the holidays
Savings with Christmas on a Budget
From homemade Christmas decorations to unique gift ideas, it’s possible to create magical moments that’ll last a lifetime without a hefty price tag.
Embrace the true spirit of Christmas – love, family, and togetherness, rather than commercialism, and read on to discover how.
Learn the simple ways to celebrate the festive season without breaking the bank with our creative and budget-friendly Christmas ideas.
1. Think about a No Gift Christmas
Having a No Gift Christmas is a creative and budget-saving alternative to traditional holiday festivities, especially suitable if funds are tight. Why not consider it?
Here are some benefits:
You can alleviate the holiday stress often associated with spending on gifts.
It fosters the idea of Christmas as a season of togetherness, not just gift-giving.
It offers the potential for unique and memorable experiences, like volunteering or creating fun traditions with your loved ones.
Remember, having a memorable Christmas doesn’t have to cost much, or anything at all Learn more about a no gift Christmas.
2. Make Your Own Gifts
DIY Christmas gifts are your perfect solution. They not only save pennies but are laced with your love and creativity.
Start by exploring plenty of creative gift ideas available for free online. Need help? Look for “homemade gifts for Christmas” and you’ll be surprised.
Compile a list of possible gifts from homemade candles to personalized coupon books, keeping the recipient’s likes in mind.
Remember, your efforts will reflect in your gift. So, unleash your creativity and let the magic begin.
3. Borrow Instead of Buy
Borrowing instead of buying is a clever way to have a festive holiday while keeping things budget-friendly. This concept is simple: swap decorations, games, or even gifts with friends, neighbors, or family
Discuss your idea with your circle and organize swapping parties to exchange items.
The key is to creatively engage and make it a fun, budget-conscious activity. After all, Christmas is about sharing and caring!
Remember, return borrowed items in their original condition to maintain trust.
4. Attend Free Events
The Christmas season doesn’t have to be a strain on your wallet. Attending free community events can provide fun and festive celebrations:
To find these events, check your local newspaper or community websites. Be sure to:
Take advantage of free refreshments, but also bring your own to share.
Consider hosting a potluck dinner before or after community events.
Attending free events supports your local community.
Remember, Christmas is about togetherness, not extravagant spending.
5. Make Your Own Decorations
To create a festive atmosphere this season, you could repurpose items around your house or make your own decorations.
Choose a color theme and gather items in those shades, then place them together on a mantel or coffee table to create a coordinated layout.
For a natural touch, clip pine needles, branches, or herbs from your garden, and enhance them with glitter.
Additional budget-friendly options include taking advantage of sales and discounts at thrift stores or crafting handmade decorations such as ribbons from fabric strips or Christmas cookie ornaments.
6. Keep Track of Your Christmas Expenses
Just like throughout the year, budgeting is critical to your financial success.
Nothing changes with Christmas, it is crucial to track and budget your holiday expenses. Jot down every potential cost – from the Christmas tree, and food, to holiday décor.
Be thoughtful about what you really need and opt for items you can use for years.
This is one of the cash envelope categories I recommend saving for. To effectively manage your expenses, assign specific dollar amounts to each item on the list, ensuring you stay within your budget.
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7. Share the Spirit
Embracing frugality during the holiday season can not only help you save money, but can also create memorable experiences and meaningful connections.
Small gestures, such as sending heartwarming physical letters to loved ones instead of emails, can still convey thoughtfulness and spur the holiday spirit.
By centering your holidays around family activities and endeavors, like homemade ornaments or a scavenger hunt with small gifts, the focus shifts from materialism to fellowship and unity.
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8. Check Out Bargain Stores
Bargain stores provide the perfect solution for savvy holiday shoppers looking to save money without compromising on quality or variety. Not only can you find unique, quirky gifts, but you can also keep a lid on your spending while doing so.
Stores like consignment shops or websites such as Craigslist often have high-quality used toys that are nearly new if you’re willing to look carefully.
Another option is to look at discount retailers like TJMaxx as they often host sales during the holiday season, making it even easier for you to save money while hunting for the perfect gifts.
9. Save Money Throughout the Year
Automating your savings for the Christmas season can be a practical and efficient strategy. The 100 envelope challenge is perfect for this!
By setting aside just $50 each month, you could accumulate up to $600 by December, providing a decent budget for your holiday expenses. This method can ease the financial stress during the holiday season, letting you enjoy the festivities without worrying about overspending.
Consider setting up automatic transfers to a high-interest savings account. This ensures your Christmas funds grow without your intervention.
Lastly, try a no-spend month where you only cover essential bills, giving your savings a significant boost.
10. Start a Side Hustle for More Money to Spend
Engaging in side hustles throughout the year can help you significantly cover your holiday expenses.
By delivering food, completing microtasks, selling gently used items, or shoveling snow, you create extra earnings that can go directly into your Christmas fund.
For instance, extra income from a seasonal retail job could help finance gift-purchasing without straining your usual budget.
This strategy not only prevents potential post-holiday debt but also allows you to enjoy the season without financial stress.
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11. Shop Online Instead of Going to the Mall
Shopping online for your Christmas gifts can seriously ease your holiday stress, and potentially save you money.
Let’s explore why skipping the mall and clicking your way to a merry Christmas might be your best bet this year:
No dealing with holiday crowds or cranky shoppers.
Enjoy sales and deals without leaving your home.
Track prices over time to grab the best deals.
Use Rakuten to save even more money on purchases.
For smart online shopping, prepare a list of gifts before diving in. Take advantage of the “wish list” option on platforms to curate items of choice and make sure you first glance over deal sites before making purchases.
12. Have a Christmas Potluck
Host a festive potluck! Invite friends and family, asking each to bring their favorite dish.
Here are some tips for a successful event:
Get organized and ask guests to bring specific types of food. This prevents duplicate dishes and ensures a balanced meal.
Introduce a fun element. Try a cookie swap or a silly game like “Guess the Cookie.”
Keep decor simple. A large vase filled with greenery and baubles can effectively replace a pricey Christmas tree.
Remember simplicity is key in food and decor. Costly ingredients and complicated recipes aren’t prerequisites for a memorable Christmas.
Remember, the holiday is about togetherness, not extravagance!
13. Make Your Own Cookies
There’s a unique pleasure derived from making your own cookies during the holiday season instead of buying them. More so, the cookies you’ve invested your time and creativity into can double as thoughtful, homemade gifts, adding another level of sentiment.
Apart from being a cost-effective option, it brings an opportunity to bond with friends and family during cookie exchange or decorating gatherings.
Making your personally crafted cookies also gives you control over ingredients catering to specific dietary needs or preference
Indeed, making your own cookies adds value that surpasses the mere cost savings, it infuses the holiday season with warmth, joy, and a sense of shared experience.
14. Cross Off Activities from your Christmas Bucket List
Having a joyful Christmas doesn’t necessarily mean overspending. In fact, integrating cost-effective activities into your holiday routine can make the season more meaningful and fun.
This Christmas Bucket list post offers an extensive and diverse list of creative ideas for budget-friendly Christmas shopping, gifting, and celebrating.
Additionally, downloading the free printables and a Christmas Budget Template will make the process even more manageable and fun.
15. Have a No-Gift Party
A no-gift Christmas party is an affordable and fun holiday celebration where attendees do not exchange gifts. It’s a great option for those looking to save money and still enjoy the festive season.
Here are steps to make it happen:
Step 1: Decide on the party type, either a simple gathering or a potluck dinner.
Step 2: Inform guests about the no-gift policy in advance.
Step 3: Organize exciting, cost-effective activities such as a game night.
Step 4: Engage guests with games for a joyful event.
Expert Tip: Conversation and laughter are your best tools.
16. Make a Christmas Memory Book
Creating a Christmas memory book is an affordable and engaging way to celebrate the holiday season, especially when you’re on a tight budget.
To start, you can utilize items already at your disposal in your house such as old photos, greeting cards, and crafts.
Spend some time penning down heartfelt messages and your favorite holiday memories associated with each picture or craft. Embellish the pages with affordable decorating materials like glitter, stickers, or color pens.
Not only does this create a personalized touch, but it also serves as a nostalgic keepsake that can be cherished for years to come.
Tip: Digitize your memory book by creating an electronic version. This can also help preserve the original items.
17. Spend Time With Loved Ones
Celebrating Christmas on a budget doesn’t mean skipping on the fun.
It’s about cherishing time spent with loved ones, harnessing creativity, and making priceless memories that last a lifetime.
Here are some cost-effective activities you can embrace this festive season:
Share stories of memorable Christmas experiences.
Organize virtual celebrations with extended family and friends.
Create your own family-themed board game.
Bake Christmas cookies or make a popcorn Christmas tree.
Stream a Christmas church service.
If snow is around, engage in snow play.
Dance to classic Christmas music.
Put together an annual family calendar.
Participate in one of these Christmas Challenges!
Remember, it’s not about what’s under the tree that matters, but rather, who’s around it.
18. Stash Christmas presents all year
Do what I do! Begin addressing the issue of holiday budgeting by stashing Christmas presents all year round.
This is a smart and stress-reducing move!
Find deals throughout the year rather than spending lavishly in December. Hang on to items like discounted gifts in your secret gift closet!
As you build an inventory of diverse items, you will be ready for birthdays or sudden party invites – you’re always prepared!
Just be careful to stop shopping when your list is fulfilled to avoid overspending.
19. Write a Christmas Gift List
Creating a Christmas gift list can be an effective way to manage your holiday spending. This helps you understand the overall picture of your holiday expenditure.
Start by writing down the names of every person for whom you consider buying a gift.
Then, determine how much you’re willing and able to spend on each individual. This helps you understand the overall picture of your holiday expenditure.
Take time to brainstorm potential gift ideas within your decided budget for each person. This process can be even easier and more informative if you’re able to reference a gift list from previous years.
Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that your total intended spending is reasonable and manageable for your personal financial situation.
Remember, you may not need to buy gifts for everyone on your list – some individuals might appreciate homemade or free gifts just as much.
20. Choose Great holiday things to do for less
Set aside the societal notion of linking the joy of holidays to copious spending, and welcome small, inexpensive, yet heartfelt gestures.
Adopting a mindset that finds value in low-cost or even free activities, especially during the holiday season, can not only alleviate financial pressure but also create cherished memories.
Instead of focusing on extravagance and materialistic desires, turning attention to experiences and emotional bonding can revolutionize the celebration!
You can always find things to do on Christmas Day.
21. Think Outside the Box With Gifts
Finding affordable gifts doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality or thoughtfulness.
By utilizing a gift guide such as the 4 gift rule – something they want, need, to wear, or read – you can ensure a well-rounded and meaningful set of gifts for each child.
Alternately, consulting lists of inexpensive yet creative suggestions like those curated by Money Bliss can help you find unique presents that won’t break the bank. These affordable finds range from books, gadgets, to personal care items, and home accessories.
Regardless of budget, the key to successful gift-giving lies in understanding the recipient’s needs and interests.
22. Consider Re-Gifting
Re-gifting is a practical, budget-friendly, and environmentally-friendly way to celebrate Christmas. It allows unused or unwanted items another chance to be appreciated and might save you some cash too.
Here are some regifting tips:
Ensure the gift is in good condition, unwanted but quality, and not linked back to its original giver.
Consider the preferences of the new recipient, ensuring the gift suits them.
Completely re-wrap the gift to give it a fresh appearance.
Some may debate the etiquette of re-gifting but remember, it’s more about the thought and less about where the gift originated.
Making smart choices can ensure a successful and fun re-gifting experience this festive season.
23. Use Gift Cards or Cash App to Stay on Budget
Purchase a prepaid gift card from your favorite store to ensure you’re limiting your spending to a specific amount and preventing the temptation of overspending.
If you’re planning to shop from a range of places, opt for a Mastercard of Visa prepaid card. While there may be an activation fee, it’s ultimately going to be less than what you’d potentially overspend.
Another great option is using the Cash App card and learn where you can load your Cash App card.
Also, you can use budget tracker apps like YNAB or Simplifi. These can help you meticulously keep track of your spending and stay within your budget.
Remember, the key is to stick to a budget and avoid falling prey to impulsive purchases. Using gift cards or these budgeting apps makes it easier to limit and monitor your expenses.
24. Use Money Gift Ideas Wisely
Money gift ideas can be an excellent alternative to traditional presents, especially when budgeting is a critical aspect.
Too many times, money gift ideas are overlooked as impersonal, but a money gift box or money cake will definitely surprise the recipient.
This will guarantee you will stay within your target budget by using money gift ideas.
For larger families, a gift exchange with a set price limit can keep costs manageable.
25. Donate to Charity Or Volunteer
Volunteering at a charity is a meaningful way to give back during the holiday season that doesn’t put a strain on your budget.
Instead of buying more items a person may not need, you’re investing time, money, and energy in causes they care about. Although this doesn’t require a financial commitment, it’s a generous gift full of sentiments.
Furthermore, donating money to a charity in someone’s name is a thoughtful and effective way to honor someone who already has everything they need. It allows the recipient to feel the joy of giving, yet remains a budget-friendly option for the giver.
If you’re keen on frugal yet meaningful ways to celebrate Christmas, how about considering charitable donations? It’s a splendid alternative to traditional gift-giving – not hard on your wallet, plus it makes a difference!
Most people know it is hard enough to buy gifts for the woman you who has everything or kids who have everything.
How to Make a Christmas Budget
A lot of joy and goodwill is associated with the holiday season; however, it also brings with it the challenge of managing finances meticulously to avoid slipping deep into credit card debt.
One of the effective ways to keep your finances under control during this festive time is by creating an efficient Christmas budget.
In the following sections, we will delve in detail into the simple process of creating a feasible Christmas budget that you can adhere to.
Step 1: Decide What You Want to Spend on Christmas
Determining how much to spend at Christmas depends on your individual budget and financial situation.
On a general basis, most people will overspend at Christmas in order they don’t look broke or not generous.
However, that thought process is backward if you are trying to reach your financial goals. You need to decide on how much you want to spend at Christmas time.
That is why these consumable gifts tend to be popular.
Expert Tip: Avoid surpassing your Christmas budget to prevent feeling the pinch of holiday debt later on. Stick to your allocations and plan things out in advance.
Step 2: Make a List of Christmas Gifts
Creating a list is essential for budget-friendly and stress-free Christmas shopping.
This prevents you from forgetting someone important by intuitively documenting all the people you intend to get gifts for. Also, allows for the clear allocation of your total Christmas budget, preventing overspending on some individuals and under-spending on others.
If you aim to economize, consider the 4-gift rule: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. This method provides thoughtful gifts for children while maintaining a manageable budget.
More importantly, a well-planned list significantly reduces the time spent shopping and aids in buying gifts early before the holiday rush begins.
Expert Tip: Don’t forget to consider items like stocking stuffers, last-minute gifts, or teacher’s gifts, and the cost of extra food for holiday gatherings.
Step 3: Prioritize Your Spending
Prioritizing where to spend money relative to your financial goals is crucial to achieving long-term financial stability and health. It ensures that your money is allocated effectively, giving priority to necessities and matters that directly support your objectives.
This practice can also prevent unnecessary expenditures and helps in averting serious overspending, especially during high-spending periods like the Christmas season.
Thus, you will need to prioritize your Christmas budget before the festive season. It helps prevent overspending and keeps you debt-free.
Step 4: Limit Your Christmas Spending
First, it is important to abandon the notion of a “perfect Christmas” and focus on enjoying the holiday within your budget.
You can even educate your family members about the concept of holiday budgeting and involve them in your planning process.
Consider proposing less expensive alternatives to traditional gift-giving within your extended family such as handmade or recycled gifts, or conducting a white elephant exchange with budget-friendly novelty items.
Don’t overlook smaller gifting costs that can accumulate, like Christmas stockings – instead fill them with practical, affordable items that your family needs.
Save money on wrapping supplies by using items readily available at home like newspaper or butcher paper and involve the kids in a fun, cost-saving activity by having them create homemade gift tags.
Remember, sticking to your budget doesn’t mean letting go of the Christmas spirit. It’s about celebrating responsibly and starting the New Year without financial stress.
Step 5: Ignore Sales and Keep it Simple
Sales, sales, sales – the deal is too good to pass up!
Here are key ways to overcome this common dilemma.
Resist impulsive purchases compelled by sales, and stick strictly to your shopping list.
Pause before purchasing an item not on your list, consider the necessity.
Keep emotions in check, they run our shopping decisions.
Conquer emotional spending, stay true to your budget.
Discourage additional spending once your list is fulfilled and the budget exhausted.
Remember that it’s better to focus on affordable presents rather than seeking the perfect, but expensive, gift.
Step 6: Shop for Christmas Gifts Early
Start early. Begin watching for sales on items from your Christmas gift list way before the season’s rush.
Begin monitoring for sales early, especially during holidays that precede Christmas, to stretch your budget further.
Make use of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They provide excellent opportunities to snag deals on your gifts.
Expert Tip: Remember to stick to your list. If it isn’t on your list, pass it up. It’s challenging but keeps your budget in check.
Step 7: Reuse and Recycle Holiday Decorations
Start by taking stock of items in your house. Don’t limit yourself to traditional decorations—choose a color theme and scan your home for items that fit and can be repurposed.
Use the resources outdoors. Pine branches, pine cones, mistletoe, and holly can be fashioned into decorations from nature’s catalog.
Even consider trading decorations with friends or family. This can bring a new look to your home without the need for new purchases.
Get creative with items from dollar stores that can be combined to appear high-end and save costs.
How to buy gifts for Christmas on a budget?
Maintaining a budget doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy giving gifts this Christmas.
Use these gift guides to help you out:
Remember, the joy is in the giving, not in the cost of the gift.
Time to Create Your Holiday Budget and Make it Memorable
Regardless of your financial situation and the extent of your holiday plans, this guide will help you maintain financial stability while fully embracing the Christmas spirit.
By setting aside a prescribed sum for your holiday expenses, you’re able to enjoy the season without the stress of unexpected expenditures or financial shocks after the holiday haze has cleared.
Celebrating Christmas on a budget doesn’t mean skipping the fun or the warmth.
With just a dash of creativity and thoughtful planning, you can make the yuletide season enjoyable and meaningful without breaking the bank.
Use the festive tips provided and start planning your budget-friendly Christmas now. Remember, the true essence of Christmas isn’t in extravagant spending—it’s about love, joy, and spending quality time with those who really matter to you.
Don’t forget to access a free printable worksheet for your customized holiday budget.
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Inside: Are you waiting for your Amazon refund? This guide will help you check the status of your refund, the process returns quickly and get your money back as soon as possible.
Have you ever been curious about how long Amazon refunds take?
If so, you’re not alone. Many people are confused about the refund process on Amazon, and how long it takes to receive their money back.
In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps to getting a refund from Amazon.
By the end of this post, you’ll know exactly what to expect when requesting a refund from Amazon.
how long does Amazon take to refund?
Amazon refunds usually take 3-5 business days to process.
However, this time frame can vary depending on the payment method used and the issuing bank.
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What factors affect how long it takes for Amazon to process a refund?
When it comes to refunds on Amazon, it’s important to understand the different types of refunds available and how they can affect the processing time for issuing a refund. The refund amount and method can vary based on factors such as the condition of the item, how long it has been owned, and how it was purchased.
1. Payment method
When it comes to processing refunds, Amazon takes into account the payment method used at checkout, which can affect the time it takes for the refund to be processed.
Here is an ordered list of different payment methods and the specific factors that can impact the refund processing time for each method:
Amazon Account Balance: This is the automatically checked option when making a return. The return amount will be loaded to your Amazon account balance for a future purchase.
Credit Card/Debit Card: If you used a credit or debit card to make your purchase, the refund will typically be credited back to the same card. The refund processing time for credit card or debit card refunds is usually 5-7 business days. However, it’s important to note that the actual time may vary depending on your bank’s processing time.
It is essential for customers to understand the refund processing time based on their chosen payment method.
2. Type of Item Returned
When returning an item on Amazon, it is important to understand the different types of items that can be returned and how each type may affect the processing time for a refund.
Amazon offers various options for returning items, including prepaid returns and free returns. Additionally, there are specific conditions and policies for different categories of items.
For a full list of types of items and their return policy, check this help section out. By familiarizing yourself with these details, you can ensure a smoother refund process.
3. Amazon’s Processing Speed
The first step of the return process is returning the item to a predetermined return location. Once that is complete, you need Amazon to be in possession of the item before they will issue the refund.
Personally, I have found out that sometimes returns are issued within one hour of returning the item. Whereas, other times, it may take up to a week as the item is shipped to an Amazon warehouse.
This step is completely outside your control.
From there, you are waiting for the refund to be posted to your account.
Learn how long does Amazon take to ship.
4. Time of year
Another factor to consider is the holiday season. During the busy shopping period between October 1st and December 31st, Amazon typically experiences a high volume of returns.
However, due to their generous return policy, most items bought during this time can be returned until January 31st.
This extended return window allows gift recipients to have ample time to return items if needed.
During peak shopping seasons, such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon’s customer service team may be inundated with inquiries and requests, which could potentially delay the processing of refunds.
5 steps on how to get your Amazon refund
Determining your eligibility for a refund on Amazon is a straightforward process if you follow these steps.
Understanding refund eligibility is crucial when it comes to requesting a refund on Amazon. By following a step-by-step guide, you can determine if you are eligible for a refund and proceed with the refund process confidently.
In this guide, we will outline the steps you need to take to determine your eligibility for a refund on Amazon.
Step 1: Find out if you can get a refund on Amazon
One of the first steps is to determine if you are still eligible for a return on your order.
Visit the “Your Orders” section.
You will visibly see a button for “return or replace items.”
If you do not see this, then you are likely outside of the 30-day return window.
This is important when you want to get a refund on Amazon.
Step 2: Request a refund
Requesting a refund on Amazon is an important process for customers who are unsatisfied with their purchases. There are several reasons why a customer may need to request a refund, including receiving a defective or damaged item, not receiving the item at all, or simply being dissatisfied with the product.
It is crucial to follow the correct steps in order to ensure a successful refund request.
Go to Your Orders: Log into your Amazon account and navigate to the “Your Orders” section. This can usually be found by clicking on your account profile icon and selecting “Your Orders” from the dropdown menu.
Locate the Order: In the “Your Orders” section, find the specific order for which you want to request a refund. You can scroll through the list or use the search bar to find the order more quickly.
Click on “Problem with the Order”: Once you have located the order, click on the “Problem with the Order” button next to it. This will open a new page where you can report the issue and request a refund.
Select the Problem: On the “Problem with the Order” page, you will see a list of problems to choose from. Select the problem that best describes your issue or reason for requesting a refund. This could include options such as “Item not received,” “Defective item,” or “Item damaged in transit.”
Click “Request Refund”: After selecting the problem, click on the “Request Refund” button. This will initiate the refund process and notify the seller of your request.
Provide Details: On the next page, you may be asked to provide additional details about the issue. This could include information such as tracking numbers, photos of damaged items, or a detailed explanation of the problem. Be sure to provide accurate and thorough information to support your refund request.
Select a Return Location: Next, you will need to select a return location for your item. More than likely, you will have Whole Foods, Kohl’s, and the UPS store as options.
Submit the Request: Once you have provided all the necessary information, click on the “Submit” button to submit your refund request.
Step 3: Wait for the refund
It is during this period that Amazon will process the refund and initiate the necessary steps to return the funds to your original payment method.
While waiting, it is important to be patient and understand the various factors that can affect the refund timeline.
Step 4: Check your refund status
Checking the status of your Amazon refund is an important step in ensuring a smooth refund process. By regularly checking the status, you can stay informed about the progress of your refund and take any necessary actions if there are any delays or issues.
Typically, after the return is dropped off at an approved location, you will receive a notification that your refund has been processed. Other times, it may take up to two weeks for Amazon to receive and process your return.
You can also follow up on the relevant order, by selecting “View Return/Refund Status“.
If your refund status is not showing as refunded in your account and the processing time has passed, you can contact Amazon customer service for further assistance.
Step 5: Get your refund
Following the correct above steps will help you navigate through the refund process efficiently.
You will see your refund on the selected method of payment.
Remember to keep track of your refund status and reach out to customer support if needed.
How long does Amazon take to process refunds?
Refunds on Amazon can be processed within a range of timeframes depending on various factors.
Also, your financial institution may take additional time for the refund to be posted to your account.
Refund Time (Once Refund Is Processed)
3-5 business days
Up to 10 business days
Amazon Gift Card
Amazon Account Balance
SNAP EBT card
Up to 10 business days
5-7 business days
Pre-paid Credit Gift Card
up to 30 days
When customers request a refund, they have several options for how they want to be reimbursed.
The most common right now is your Amazon Account Balance.
Or you can opt to choose your original payment method.
While Amazon itself has a refund policy in place, the refund process for third-party purchases may differ slightly.
To request a refund from a third-party seller on Amazon, follow these steps:
Contact the Seller: Always begin by contacting the seller directly. They may be willing to provide a full refund without requiring a return or offer a better return policy than Amazon’s standard policy. It is recommended to reach out to the seller first before proceeding with any other steps.
Request a Refund: If you are unable to resolve the issue with the seller or they are unresponsive, you can request a refund through Amazon. Go to Your Orders and locate the order in question. Click on “Problem with the Order” and select the specific problem you are facing. Then, click on “Request Refund” to initiate the refund process.
Seller’s Refund Processing: Once you have requested a refund, the seller will need to process the return. They are required to issue refunds within two business days. The exact timeline for receiving the refund may vary depending on the seller’s processing time and the payment method used.
More than likely, you will need to return the product to get a refund.
On your return page, it will tell you whether or not to return the product.
If you have been denied a refund, you can try contacting the help section again to see if they will reconsider your request.
Time to Get Your Returns Turned in
We hope this guide has helped you understand the process of how long Amazon takes to refund.
By following the steps we’ve outlined, you can be sure to get your refund as quickly as possible.
Did your Amazon order says delivered but not received? That is the main reason many people are looking for a return.
Okay, make sure you get your returns in before the 30 day window.
If you are like my friend, you may have to rush over before the return window closes.
Personally, I like to do my returns right away, so my account can be refunded quickly.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Amazon help.
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