There is still time to win $100 for the holidays
We are now in the homestretch of the #100Days100Ways Twitter campaign and Consolidated Credit’s Twitter followers are showing no signs of frugal fatigue.
— Consolidated Credit (@ConsolidatedCA) December 11, 2015
Back in September, when the leaves were still green and the holiday season was on the distant horizon, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada launched their annual awareness campaign to promote savings in the lead up to the biggest shopping season of the year.
Consolidated Credit is sharing one savings tip every day for 100 days and is encouraging the public to do the same, with prizes on the line for the best tips.
With Canadians planning to spend an average of $875 on holiday gifts, food, and decoration, executive director Jeff Schwartz says it is now more important than ever for Canadians to make every dollar count.
“We know half of Canadians are living paycheque-to-paycheque and have very little in their savings account,” says Schwartz. “Everyone wants a memorable holiday season and I worry that they will plunge themselves into credit card debt in order to make it happen.”
The executive director of Consolidated Credit is thrilled with the response to the #100Days100Ways campaign.
“It shows that people are enthusiastic about saving money,” says Schwartz. “We are giving away $100 prizes, but everyone who enters is probably saving a lot more than that, thanks to their careful attention to budgeting.”
To enter the contest for your chance to win a $100 just in time for the holidays, follow Consolidated Credit on Twitter (@ConsolidatedCA), retweet a holiday savings tip, and add your own, with the hashtag #100Days100Ways.
Thanks to the enthusiastic response from Canadians coast-to-coast, there is no shortage of inspiration:
— Christina (@ChristinaLeek) December 9, 2015
— CL Chin (@citygal28) December 2, 2015
— zahra p (@ZdenoZ) December 1, 2015
— Lulu (@lululuv11) December 1, 2015
Are you worried that your balances in the red will give you a blue Christmas? Instead of going further into debt to finance the holidays, reach out to a trained credit counsellor by calling to learn about your best options for taking care of debt problems. You can also get the process started online by trying out Free Budget Analysis.