If you’re part of a group that’s planing to give a group gift this holiday season (a gift for a teacher, building manager, friend, etc), one way to maximize your gift is to tap your resources. Inquire among the group members to see who may have access to special discounts or preferred rates, and consider appointing that person to purchase the gift using their discount. Then you have the option of spending less, or getting a better gift for the same price.
For example, several parents decide to purchase a group gift for a teacher. One of the other parents works in a salon and can purchase gift certificates for 25% off. Pool the group’s money and appoint that person to purchase the gift certificate.
What gifts do you have access to at a discount?