7 Cost-Saving Tips for Christmas Dinner

The traditional Christmas dinner probably didn’t seem like a big deal when you agreed to it. After all, it’s just one meal. But as anyone who’s ever hosted Thanksgiving can attest, one meal can be a monster. Because it’s a traditional meal, everyone is coming with expectations of eating their favorite seasonal foods and because it’s Christmas, even those family members who typically beg out of most gatherings will be there. That likely means 10 to 15 relatives all looking to you to give them a good meal and a good time, so the cost can soar it you let it.

With that in mind, here are seven tips on how to keep your Christmas dinner costs under control.

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Save Money by Making the Most of Your Food

Save Money by Making the Most of the Food You Buy

We’ve all found that tub of moldy cream cheese that got lost at the back of the fridge or gone to eat the pear you purchased at the market and found that it had already gone bad. Did you know that the average four-person household in the United States wastes about $600 worth of food a year? Imagine what you could do with that extra cash! All you need to do is make full use of the food you buy. Don’t let it go to waste and you’ll be saving big.

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