Saving Money on Kids’ Birthday Party Gifts

Are kids’ birthday gifts killing your monthly budget? We’ve got great ideas for saving money on kids’ birthday gifts – without looking like a total cheapskate in the process! Scroll down to read all about how to save money on kids’ birthday gifts.

I don’t know how it works in your circle of friends, but in ours? We are heading full-throttle into what we affectionately call Birthday Season. From now until the end of April, we will likely be attending anywhere from one to four birthday parties every.single.weekend. And my kids LOVE it. But my budget? Yeah, it doesn’t.

How do I tackle all of those Big Birthday Bashes on a Budget? Well, it’s easy. I have a few very creative ideas for saving money on kids’ birthday presents.

Now, no one wants to look like a total cheapskate at a birthday party. The key for how to save money on kids’ birthday presents lies in planning ahead, being prepared, and adding just a touch of creativity to your gift.

So if you also have a billion birthday parties coming your way, try not to stress out- we’ve got some fantastic tips on how to save BIG money on some fabulous birthday gifts.

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Easy Hacks to Shop for FREE

Short on cash, but high on needs? Check out this easy trick to shop for FREE from TheSaltyMamas.com. #sidehustle #shoppinghacks #shoppingtips #freegroceries

I’ve been sitting on this MicroHustle for a while, because my husband always says it is so good that I’m going to put this poor company out of business.  This store has given me COUNTLESS amounts of free items- we’re probably talking thousands of dollars worth, at this point, and I just don’t see how they can sustain having me as a customer. And if I’m going to put it under by myself, imagine what will happen if I send ALL the Salty Mamas out there to get in on the action? This store may not make it through the week! But I can’t keep holding out on you, so I’m finally ready to give away my secrets for the Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards program.

Short on cash, but high on needs? Check out this easy trick to shop for FREE from TheSaltyMamas.com. #sidehustle #shoppinghacks #shoppingtips #freegroceries

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How to Save Money on Happy Meals (And More!) at McDonald’s

Have you had YOUR break to day? A better way to do McDonald's, from TheSaltyMamas.com. #McDonalds #MoneySavingTips #MoneySavingHacks #DietCoke #FrenchFries

Working with a tight budget? You’re not alone! Here’s how to save money on Happy Meals at McDonalds (and a lot more than that!), from two fry-loving, frugal moms in the know!

Look, the marketing team at McDonalds got one thing right- us mamas NEED a break, today and every day. We find ourselves cruising the drive through for an icy cool Coke more often than we’d like to admit.

Visit too often, though, and you’ll find yourself desperately trying to figure out how to save money at McDonald’s, because those little visits add up fast.

It was all well and good when our kids were little, and we could sneak fries where they couldn’t see us from their rear-facing car seats. Now, however, is a different story and they (shockingly) want to eat, too.

So if you’re like us, that leaves you trying to figure out how to save money on Happy Meals at McDonald’s, so you can get your kids (yourself) a little treat without breaking the bank. Here are our very favorite McDonald’s hacks to save you money on your favorite fast food.

kid eating a happy meal in back seat: text: mcdonald's hacks to eat for free

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Intro to Cheapskating

Looking for ways to stretch your budget and bring in extra money? Trying to figure out how to make it on one income? You're not alone. Read how two mamas are making it work, at thesaltymamas.com. #oneincome #budget #savemoney #stayathomemom

Looking for ways to stretch your budget? You are not alone. Learn from two mamas who have been there- and found a way to make it work!- from thesaltymamas.com.