In tough times like these, we all want our spending power to stretch a little farther. Instead of giving your friends and family a card with cash or a stocking full of money, give the gift of greater spending power. Consider these gifts when deciding how to save your friends and family money in the long run by eliminating their recurring expenses! Your gifts will be a hit and they’ll thank you year round as their savings keep rolling in!
Tis the season for eggnog and hot chocolate, but these delicious drinks won’t last forever! If someone on your list is an avid plastic water bottle drinker, perhaps a water purifier is the perfect gift for them! Save them money at the grocery store and help save the planet, while allowing them to keep their water bottle habit!
The Smart Planet Eco Filtered Water Bottle, available at Walmart, allows you to filter water straight from your tap for better tasting water! The eco filtered water bottle comes with a bonus filter for your convenience. This is a great alternative for disposable water bottles and will save your gift recipient money in the long run!
Cost: $19.97 with free shipping to store at Walmart
The costs for heating and cooling your home can eat your finances alive. Give your friends and family the gift of lower energy costs!
By allowing your friend or family member to preset temperatures in their home and reduce energy usage when the house is empty, with your gift of a programmable thermostat, you can save them $180 on heating and cooling bills throughout the year!
The TX500E Smart Temp digital programmable thermostat can be customized to meet comfort levels schedules easily and is available at Sears. **Energy Start Compliant!
Cost: $30.95 at Sears
Personal computers can act as our life vault, holding all our photos, videos, emails, programs, critical files, and more. In a split second, you could lost it all. It can happen to us all, but luckily, there’s a solution! Thanks to Acronis® True Image™ Home 2012, every bit of data, all those cherished memories captured in video and photos, can be recovered and your entire system can be restored to its original shape. By giving your friend or family member the Acronis® True Image™ Home, you’re giving them peace of mine; and they’ll remember you when their computer is quickly and easily restored….if their data ever gets lost.
Cost: $49.99 at Acronis