LIVONIA — Redplum.com, the online coupon unit of Valassis Communications, Thursday fourth annual Chic & Cheap Holiday Gift Guide featuring 30 gifts under $30.
Also, thanks to Redplum.com’s sister site, Save.com, every gift idea also comes with a coupon code or coupon link that’ll save consumers money.
The full Chic & Cheap Holiday Gift Guide can be found at www.redplum.com/giftguide.
All of the savings codes on save.com are reliable codes from retailers. The website features more than 10,000 coupon codes and provides consumers with the ability to search for deals relevant to them by store, the latest most popular sales and by category.
“The holidays are a time of increased spending, so make it a time for increased savings, as well,” said Lisa Reynolds, who has the title “Mom Saver In Chief” at RedPlum. “Use some of the same savings tactics you use at the grocery store to get your best deals on gifts and remember that being organized will not only result in savings, but also alleviate the stress of holiday shopping.”
Another piece of advice Reynolds offers is to bundle your purchases. If you see that you’re spending $50 and that qualifies you for a 10 percent discount, that’s great. But there may also be a coupon code listed that gets you 20 percent off if you spend $75. Around the holidays this is a really key tactic, because many sites carry the same merchandise. Check to see if any of the other gifts on your list are available on the site you’re on, so you can score that bigger savings — and check another gift off your list.
In addition to the gift guide, redplum.com offers a Holiday Survival Kit to get you organized. A downloadable checklist, comparison guide and helpful tips can be found at redplum.com/holiday.
The redplum.com Chic & Cheap Holiday Gift Guide offers gift ideas for everyone on your list including: grandparents; gadget geek; kids; beauty junkie; sports nut; foodie and wine lover; modern mama; and even new parents.
There are unique ideas that can be personalized such as a digital photo ornament loaded with your favorite photos; photo golf balls; monogrammed earrings; and a sports ticket album designed by you. For those who love gadgets, how about an Etch a Sketch iPhone case? Relive your own childhood with the classic Easy-Bake Oven. Make a family project out of a kid-sized self-publishing kit.
In addition to the 30 gifts under $30, RedPlum is also offering five gifts that give back under $15. Dial **redplum on your cell phone and you will immediately receive a text message that takes you to the five gifts that give back. So you can read it on the go, share it with friends, or show someone right away the gift you hope you’ll get! Gifts benefit worthy organizations like St. Jude and UNICEF.
The Chic & Cheap Gift Guide also was the topic of the November Viva la Value online radio show featuring Reynolds and Kate Arcieri, editorial director at redplum.com. To listen to this episode, go to: www.redplum.com/vivalavalue.