I always plan barely enough time to make homemade holiday treats and then when I reach the packaging component- I stumble. I’ve spent many a night before Christmas Eve scurrying to craft something to hold my precious creations from brown paper bags, summoning every ounce of creative energy I have left at that point.
One of the local stores nearly always posts a coupon in a weekly flyer, and local gas stations also have special sales on milk. To save money and offer enough for my family I don’t buy milk at my local grocery store unless I have a coupon. Otherwise, I save by watching sale ads put out by local full-service drug stores, gas stations, and other businesses. Sometimes it’s necessary to make a $10 buy, but I can always find other things my family needs. It pays to shop the sales, and it also pays to pick up extra ads for additional coupons.