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One of my biggest challenges each cheap magazine subscriptions year is coming up with the best Christmas gift for grandparents that I can find. This is hard because my grandparents don't really need much, and a 'no gift' rule has been in place for a few years now. I, of course, ignore this, but I do make sure I find something simple, and perhaps something that might not be too expensive so they don't feel like DiscountMags.com coupon they have to reciprocate. My grandmother is ill, so shopping is a chore for them. This makes shopping for them a bit tricky for me, and it might be for you as well - though your reasons may be different.
One of the things that helped in the beginning was that we had a family member that worked for the school district and she got a break on magazine prices, making almost all of the magazines we loved cheap magazines. However, when she retired, we had to find another way to buy cheap magazines. I started out researching low priced magazines on the internet, which is my usual starting point on deals. When researching lower priced magazines online, don't automatically buy from the first site you come to. Often sites down on the list can save you another 5-10% depending on the magazine.
Another great gift to offer your in-laws is magazine subscriptions to their favorite magazine or the hobby of their choice. Reader's Digest, Sports Illustrated, Time, National Geographic and hundreds of other magazines offer holiday subscriptions for a very low and reasonable price. If you want something else to add to the magazine subscriptions, you can also add newspaper subscriptions from around the world. I myself love reading the New York Times, there for if someone were to get me a subscription for Christmas, it would be a perfect gift.
Prioritize important bills. Every month, set aside a set amount for your monthly bills. Run through the usual bills you pay each month and check whether they are really important. Usually, the important bills include your household utilities, cellphone bills, cable TV bills, grocery expenses, gas/transportation expense, medications/vitamins, and any insurance plan you invested on.
Not everyone is a creative genius when it comes to interior design. I know I am for sure not. What I am good at is looking for inspiration everywhere. Take pictures and jot ideas down as you come about them. I have a portfolio filled with things I like and as I redo and update spaces in the house I pull the portfolio out to see what can and cannot be used in the space. It is easy to copy other geniuses!