Bank Of America Helps To Save You Time

December 21, 2010 by  
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With being right in the middle of the Holiday hustle and bustle, I find myself trying to beg borrow and steal time wherever I can, just to manage all the tasks on my list.  Not only am I chasing after the kids, managing the house, and rounding up the family for holiday travel, I also tend to do a majority of the paper work in the house.  Online banking has become a savior for me, and simply one of the greatest inventions ever!

When it come to banking, I cannot imagine banking the old fashioned way, especially with having two young kids.  I can pay all of my bills from my couch, I don’t have to waste money on stamps, and the time it takes to fill out checks, and seal up envelopes, and make my way to the mailbox. Bank Of America offers some really great tools and time saving tips to help you save valuable time while helping to mange finances. We make greatest use of their online banking, and it makes managing bills so much easier.  You can see when they go out, you can schedule payments, receive alerts and balance information, as well as make money transfers.  With the winter months, I do not even have to put a toe out my front door, and I can take care of our financial obligations.

  • Bank on the go: It’s easy to set up mobile banking and secure access to your money wherever you are. Download the mobile banking app and you can check balances, transfer money, pay bills, and locate ATMs.  Sign up for text banking and you’ll be able to send a text message to get your balance instantly in a reply.
  • Make quick and easy deposits: Holiday means a lot of extra work, so eliminate the labor of depositing checks.  With Bank of America’s Deposit Image ATMs, you simply feed checks or cash into the ATM with no envelopes or deposit slips required.  You get images of your checks and a list of cash deposited on your receipt as proof.
  • Save a trip to the bank: Don’t worry about making an extra stop to the bank during all of your holiday shopping.  Keep track of your spending by using Bank of America’s online banking: set up alerts, check balances, and transfer money.

During the holidays, it is important to manage your time, so you can enjoy those special moments with family.  Outside of banking, I try to plan ahead, and organize items on my to do list that coordinate with each other.  Both me and my husband split up (divide and conquer), each of us takes one kid, to take care of errands and chores.  It eliminates having to take up the entire day trying to get everything done, and allows for us to have some quality family time.   A little bit of planning goes a long way!  You can hear about other great tips by following @BofA_Tips on twitter too!

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339 Responses to “Bank Of America Helps To Save You Time”
  1. tiffany lane says:

    I have Christmas eve dinner catered for the family…

  2. tiffany lane says:

    follow BOA TIPS

  3. tiffany lane says:

    follow Laurie on twitter

  4. Bob Mennell says:

    Set my clock back when daylight savings time changed.

  5. Margaret Smith says:

    I make larger meals during the weekend and use the leftovers for meals during the week. This saves lots of time for me.

  6. debra b says:

    I like to combine my trips out to save gas and time, & I also do double duty cooking alot, this is especially helpful when I just dont have time to cook a full meal, so when I am making something using ground meat I will brown an extra pound and freeze it, then the next time that I need to use it I just add whatever else I will be making for dinner that night, some nites its tacos, or sloppy joes, or chili and that saves me on cooking.

    thanks for the fantastic giveaway

  7. Margaret Smith says:

    Follow Boa (peg42)

  8. Margaret Smith says:

    Follow you on twitter (peg42)
    Thanks again

  9. debra b says:

    I am following you on twitter

    thanks again

  10. debra b says:

    following BofA_Tips on twitter

    thanks again

  11. Jessie C. says:

    I do most shopping and all banking online to save time during the busy holiday season!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  12. Jessie C. says:

    follow you on twitter@tcarolinep

  13. Jessie C. says:

    follow bofa_tips@tcarolinep

  14. Jessie C. says:

    follow bofa_tips on twitter@tcarolinep

  15. Kim says:

    It takes forever to wrap presents, so I hire a neighbor’s daughter to wrap them for me. Saves me tons of time and gives her a little more spending money for the holidays!

  16. Kim says:

    Following BofA_Tips on Twitter (BreezyKim)

  17. Kim says:

    Following you on Twitter (BreezyKim)

  18. Kiara says:

    I get back time by doing most of my holiday shopping online.

  19. courtney says:

    i go to sleep extra early so i have the whole next day ahead of me!

  20. courtney says:

    following your twitter meandbells

  21. courtney says:

    following bank of america meandbells

  22. Patricia says:

    I save time by consolidating errands and doing alot of shopping online.

  23. Denise says:

    I freeze meals in sectioned tupperware – its so easy to pull them out when needed.

  24. Tracie Trump says:

    I hire someone to clean the house and run errand so I can focus on spending more time with my family!

  25. ky2here says:

    I’m not very good at saving time so I look forward to reading responses from others. I shop ahead of time and I suppose that saves a little.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  26. Alicia Webster says:

    I get up more than two hours before the rest of my family and I get a bunch of stuff done. Then, when they finally do get up, I am able to sit and have a leisurely cup of coffee with them rather than having to rush around.

  27. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I order online to save time on shopping.

  28. Mami2jcn says:

    I save time by sending out an e-card instead of mailing paper Christmas cards.

  29. Mami2jcn says:

    I follow BofATips on Twitter (@mami2jcn)

  30. Mami2jcn says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@mami2jcn)

  31. Mami2jcn says:


  32. Allie Purdin says:

    Instead of just adding 5 bucks to the gas tank when I have spare cash, I fully fill the tank once every week or two. This way I save trips.

  33. Scott Martin says:

    I am a total multi-tasker. You have to be when you are a single dad. It has been hard and somewhat restrictive, but totally worth it. You also need to schedule time for play otherwise we all go insane.


    Scott Martin

  34. SANDY says:

    shop online

  35. robert reilly says:

    mostly sitting in traffic laughing at howard stern.

  36. Soha Molina says:

    I try to get back time by shopping online.

  37. Soha Molina says:

    I follow @BofA_tips

  38. Soha Molina says:

    I am @sohamolina twitter follower—

  39. Linda says:

    I make my Christmas cookies ahead of time and freeze them

  40. Pat says:

    Friends and I share childcare so that each of us has more free time to clean, shop and cook.

  41. Stephanie V says:

    order online – but I am also fighting cancer so no energy to leave house
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  42. Angel Lemus says:

    i spend the day with my family on christmas eve i never see my kids because when i work they go to school and when i get back they are sleeping I enjoy the time i spend with them on christmas and new years i actually have some time to enjoy the time with them.

  43. Eugenie says:

    I shop online and use web sites to research travel.

  44. Eugenie says:

    I follow @BofA_tips – wizardewu

  45. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I delegate tasks to other members of the family and I combine errands.

  46. Leann V. says:

    To get back some time, I set my alarm clock earlier, so I can accomplish a few things before the kids get up. Sometimes I even find time to read the paper and sit for a cup of coffee.

  47. Mellissa C says:

    I do my shopping online and I prepare my Christmas meal a week a head of time and freeze it!

  48. Howell says:

    I cook food and freeze it for future meals.

  49. Howell says:

    I follow @BofA_Tips (wizardhlee)

  50. Russell M says:

    I shop online, saving time, money, and lives by keeping me out of the stores while they are so crowded.

  51. crystle tellerday says:

    i buy christmas presants all year

  52. Wayne Dougherty says:

    We bought toys for the local toy drive and we will help serve Christmas day Dinner in Murphys, CA. Last year we had over 400 people come for dinner.

  53. Rebecca Graham says:

    I save time by shopping online.

  54. Marilyn Wons says:

    I bake cookies for the nursing home staff

  55. mistysunrise says:

    I save time by shopping on line

    itsjustme62613 at

  56. mistysunrise says:

    follow bofa_tips on twitter from @Mistysunrise

    itsjustme62613 at

  57. mistysunrise says:

    follow you on twitter from @Mistysunrise

    itsjustme62613 at

  58. T. Lawson says:

    I do some of my shopping online.

  59. Sharon McCloud says:

    I joined your newsletter

  60. April says:

    By wrapping presents when I buy them…this saves a lot of time towards Christmas.

  61. EMMA L HORTON says:


  62. Lynda E. says:

    We’re not folks who buy our tree early, so since we wait, right before we put it up we give the house a really good cleaning and then forget about the chores until after we take it down. Except for the bathroom of course!

  63. Laura says:

    I try to finish all my shopping in November, and I stay organized with lots of lists

  64. Patrice says:

    I keep the holidays simple. I cut back on the gifts to give, and I try to buy them online or get them in one shopping trip to a nearby store.

  65. Heather S says:

    I comparison shop online to find the best deals so I save time and money on my holiday shopping

  66. carol says:

    try to finish all shopping right after Thanksgiving and cater the holiday dinner…this way have time for family and friends

  67. Sharon Harmon says:

    I buy all cards, wrapping paper, tags, ribbon, etc. in mid-November when the selection is best and there are a lot less crowds. Same with Christmas presents! ;)

  68. Monique Rizzo says:

    I let my daughter wrap all my gifts (except hers) and frost the sugar cookies. Saves me tons of time and she loves it.
    Thanks for the chance.

  69. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i avoid the malls and don’t do any shopping on weekends during the holiday season

  70. Jessie says:

    There’s no way to get back time, so I try not to waste it in the first place. I don’t go wandering around the aisles looking for ideas, I keep a list of ideas year round. I make batches of cookies starting around Thanksgiving and freeze them so when I’m asked (always last minute) to bake something for a bazaar etc I’m all set.

  71. katfam says:

    I lower my expectations. I can’t do it all, so I only do what absolutely has to get done and what is really important to me.

  72. Rachel Newman says:

    I spend the time when I have it to declutter my space. I feel like I can think much more clearly when my space is clear!

  73. hminnesota says:

    I donate food to local shelter and toys to Toys for Tots.

  74. hminnesota says:

    following you on twitter

  75. Bacallsmom says:

    Something I started doing this week is restricting my contest entries to websites that only list 5 or less ways to submit “bonus” entries. Some websites list a dozen or more ways, and if you don’t enter every way you can, you can’t be competitive in their contest. It can take an amazing amount of time to enter such contests. I like to win contests, but I want to spend more time with my family this holiday season and less time with my face glued to a computer screen. It really is a great time savings to decide how much is “too much” when it comes to sweepstaking.

  76. Bacallsmom says:

    Following you on Twitter (@kailua67)

  77. Sarah says:

    I get it back by shopping for gifts throughout the year instead of at the last minute.

  78. Earl and Lynn B. says:

    We get some time back by shopping during off hours, and dodging the crazy crowds.

  79. CC says:

    I shop before the holidays even begin to save time!

  80. CC says:

    I follow on twitter @speech_hero

  81. Kalani says:

    This year we’ve done lots of online shopping. Really saving time!
    inalak at msn dot com

  82. kari jasus says:

    taking time off is one way to get back time. we make sure to spend that time off wisely and do things as a family we can’t do when we are working.

  83. kari jasus says:

    i follow you on twitter @raggammuffin

  84. kelly w. says:

    I combine all errands so I’m not having to run out every 3 hours! I also plan my route to make the most of any trip out & about!

    chlorinebrain at sbcglobal dot net

  85. ohkeeka says:

    We do as much shopping online as we can–I’ve found that it helps us save money too, especially since there are so many free shipping deals now.

  86. Linda Lansford says:

    I save time by shopping on line

  87. Autumn B. says:

    i do a lot of online shopping, easy & convenient!

    autumn398 @

  88. MelissaO says:

    I do most of my errands in the morning rather than on the busy weekends. I also use online banking and am excellent at doing three things at once!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  89. Nadine L says:

    I am a list maker, I write lists for everything, it helps me keep on track which saves me time

  90. Christine says:

    shop online

  91. Nadine L says:

    I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63)

  92. Laura Clark says:

    for Christmas dinner each member of the family makes a different dish, that way I don’t have to do all the cooking
    baazinga9 at yahoo dot com

  93. Laura Clark says:

    I follow you on twitter
    baazinga9 at yahoo dot com

  94. Laura Clark says:

    I tweeted
    but it won’t let me copy and paste it here for some reason. That’s never happened to me before

    baazinga9 at yahoo dot com

  95. Diane R. says:

    I use the internet heavily for finding store hours, addresses, sales information, promotions, online shopping and online banking to pay them all.

  96. rebecca says:

    I start Christmas shopping the day after Christmas, and usually have it finished and wrapped by August, come the holidays I leisurely plan my meals.

  97. Erin M. says:

    There’s no way to FEEL like I get back time.
    But I do know if I shop alone during the holiday season?
    I finish my huntdown much quicker and save money not buying things I haven’t planned for!

  98. wcc says:

    I get back time during the holiday season by doing as much shopping as possible in Nov., a lot of online shopping and making sure that I always go out with a list. Thanks for the chance! :)

  99. wcc says:

    I follow you on twitter (@whitechocolatec).

  100. Kristen says:

    I do my shopping online to save time.

  101. Cynthia C says:

    I get up very early and get things done. I also multi-task, like wrapping gifts while waiting for cookies to bake.

  102. Cynthia C says:

    Retweeted (clc408)

  103. Paul says:

    This year I organized my gift shopping so I was able to get the bulk of it done at one time.

  104. Adrienne says:

    This is the one time of the year where I allow myself a little help and hire someone to clean the apartment for me. It’s a Christmas gift of time!

  105. Nancy Meyer says:

    I make lists so I don’t have to make multiple store runs!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  106. Suzanne K says:

    I get back time by doing my post office stuff at Office Depot! They ship (using USPS) for the same rates, but NO LINES and much quicker to get in and out of parking lot, plus sometimes I get coupons! win, win!

  107. Alice C says:

    online shopping, best timesaver ever :0)

  108. Laura Clark says:

    I tweeted again but it still won’t let me paste the link to my tweet here
    baazinga9 at yahoo dot com

  109. hj says:

    I save time by combining trips. Traffic is terrible this time of year so I combine all my shopping into one day and map out the easiest way before I go. Saves time and headaches!
    hmcnaron at gmail

  110. hj says:

    I am following you on twitter @creep4ward

  111. Mari says:

    I do most of my Christmas shopping online, and if I do shop at the mall, I will do so during the weekdays, not the weekend. It’s way too crowded!

  112. Mari says:

    I follow you via twitter (LuckyDuckyToo).

  113. Claire says:

    Organize errands into one free day – that way I don’t get caught up worrying if I’ll have enough time to get this or that done.

  114. KIMBERLEY MEIER says:

    I did almost all of my holiday shopping online this year and it was awesome! No more waiting line, fighting the crowds, paying a sitter, or looking for non-existent parking!

    Kim Meier

  115. Aleksandra says:

    I shop online a lot. Thanks!

  116. debra b says:


    thanks again for the great giveaway :)

  117. angie says:

    I did all of my shopping online.

  118. Jennifer Miller says:

    I attempt to get time back, especially during the busy holiday season, by cleaning the house for 10-15 minutes, room by room. This way I end up with a whole “extra” day to spend with the family rather than spending hours getting bogged down with cleaning and various housework. Thanks!

  119. Jennifer Miller says:

    I follow you on Twitter as @StarlaSweeps.

  120. Rhonda Clemens says:

    I have people make my Holiday goodies for me. I buy all the groceries & pay them for there time!

  121. Rhonda Clemens says:

    I follower you on Twitter!

  122. Rhonda Clemens says:

    I Tweeted!

  123. Rhonda Clemens says:

    Subscribe to your blog!

  124. Rhonda Clemens says:

    “LIKE” you on FB!
    Rhonda W-C

  125. Debbie C says:

    I try to buy most of my Christmas gifts well before the holidays. Anytime there is a good sale on a suitable gift, I buy it and stash it. Saves time, money and hassle.


  126. I take time to breath and calm myself. When I’m upset or stressed I get nothing done

  127. Marie says:

    I shopped online for Christmas gifts and that was great. I missed alot of the crazy Christmas shopping crowd. Saved a lot of time for us this year.

  128. Deanna G. says:

    I save time by doing all my holiday shopping online!

  129. Deanna G. says:

    I follow you on Twitter as “calidreamin87″

  130. Amber Gi says:

    wish i was tiffany lane! i guess i could swing it if mcd’s did catering and all my guests paid for their own! wow! sorry ..little off topic!
    i shop online and request free gift wrap to save time (and gas, and the extra cost of wrapping paper..geez even wal’s is expensive- have you noticed?? you get like enough paper for two small gifts for 5 bucks??)if you buy enough paper to wrap you don’t have any money left for gifts!!
    Also my momma and I share baking duties… amzing how much that helps!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  131. Amber Gi says:

    i follow b of a on twitter as tattgiff
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  132. Amber Gi says:

    i follow u on twitter!
    thank you
    Merry Christmas!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  133. Angelene says:

    I like to get things done early, waiting till the last minute always makes things more stressful.

  134. Alice says:

    I make lists for each store I go to from the sale papers and put any coupons with each corresponding list. This saves me time when I get out and do our shopping.

  135. Angelene says:

    i follow you on twitter

  136. Erica C. says:

    I use some of my vacation time during the holidays so I can actually rest.

  137. Katie R. says:

    I get some time back by shopping online.

  138. Happi Shopr says:

    I shop online throughout the year and use sites like ebates to earn money back on my gift-giving.

  139. David says:

    I shop on Amazon to get back time!
    dbh020384 at gmail dot com

  140. David says:

    I follow on twitter @dbh020384
    dbh020384 at gmail dot com

  141. Jeff says:

    Eat out for dinner to save time on cleaning up.

  142. Jeff says:

    Following on twitter.

  143. Jillian says:

    I find it easiest to christmas shop year round just whenever i see something fitting, get it and store it away for the holidays

  144. latisha depoortere says:

    I do alot of baking ahead of time and shop online to save alot of time!
    Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

  145. latisha depoortere says:

    Twitter follower/latishajean

  146. latisha depoortere says:

    Tweeted too!/latishajean/status/18434362424954880

  147. Melodic Mom says:

    I do a lot of online shopping early.

  148. Melodic Mom says:

    I follow you on twitter as MelodicMom

  149. Debra F says:

    I never seen to have enough time….no matter what I do! I did save quite a bit of time this year by doing a lot of my shopping on-line this year for Christmas.

  150. Jeannine m says:

    We donates to the food bank, toys for tots and angel trees

  151. Daniel M says:

    haven’t figured that out yet, every day there’s still things undone

  152. Danielle says:

    i shop online and try and avoid malls and roads. traffic is bad here and takes up way too much time. more time at home is always better this time of year!

  153. Danielle says:

    twitter follower @ferriza2

  154. Erin T says:

    I shop online.

  155. Mir says:

    I find that lists save me time any time of the year – for groceries, chores and all other things. For Christmas, I did a lot of the shopping online, which saved time and money.

  156. Erin says:

    Just the other day, my husband and I went out to eat because neither of us felt like cooking anything holiday-related. I suppose that’s one way to save time!

    glycinemax at gmail dot com

  157. Gina Alfani says:

    I shop online

    gina_alfani at yahoo dot com

  158. Gina Alfani says:

    I follow you on Twitter @labelladiva

    gina_alfani at yahoo dot com

  159. Carol W. says:

    I try to do as much shopping online as possible.
    I also cook and freeze food in advance of the holidays.

  160. Patricia Treskovich says:

    try to get everyone to help out with chores

  161. Patricia Treskovich says:



  162. Patricia Treskovich says:

    follow you on twitter

  163. susitravl says:

    I make a lot of lists and try to be organized – that saves me a lot of time!

  164. Peter G says:

    I make lists and check them twice. Order dinners from the local grocer that let’s you pre order for the holidays. I order as much as I can online so I can search many sites for the best deals and it comes right to the house.

  165. julieh says:

    I get time back during the holidays by getting my xmas shopping done in november. Then I can sit back and relax and avoid the xmas rush.

  166. April says:

    Plan out your shopping starting the day after Christmas. Buy gifts one at a time as you do other chores out and about and you won’t have to spend lots of time fighting crowds near the end of the year.

  167. Julie L says:

    I shop online.I buy gifts through out the year. When we get together at our house for a meal-its potluck

  168. Stacy says:

    I get time back my shopping online and having presents delivered

  169. hazel hunt says:

    Would love to win!!!

  170. JanPattersonRN says:

    I get back time by being cheerful and polite with the sales people or customer service people, by being calm with the people in line with me, and by having what I need ready- pen, wallet, shopping bag, whatever.

  171. Gena says:

    I really like to get back time by maiximizing the actual time that I do have. When I have a day off from work for the holidays I don’t sleep in. I get up early and do whatever I want to do that day and don’t waste a minute!

  172. Erin E says:

    I get back time by getting up a little earlier and planning out my day. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  173. Erin E says:

    I follow you on twitter (@sewmuchstuff)
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  174. Gena says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@GMERRELL)

  175. Joy F says:

    I shop online. I don’t have to wait in line and drive to and from. Thanks.

  176. Katie S. says:

    I take off every Friday in December from work so that I have a 3 day weekend. I don’t have to rush around as much and the stress level goes way down.

  177. Charity S. says:

    I let family members help with the planning. I no longer try to do everything by myself during the holidays.

  178. Charity S. says:

    follow you on twitter


  179. Heather B says:

    I shop throughout the year so I do not have to do it around the holidays!

  180. Holly says:

    We have six kids and they all help to decorate, and cook for the holiday. With everyone helping things get done fast and we can enjoy the holiday.

  181. Chrysa says:

    I try to buy gifts throughout the year so that I don’t have to cram in all my Christmas shopping during this busy season.

  182. Chrysa says:

    I’m following you on Twitter (I’m @LuckyJinxy).

  183. Brandy Byrne says:

    The ONLY way to get back any time is to plan ahead! Without it you’re just a chicken with your head cut off….

  184. Brandy Byrne says:

    I follow you on Twitter


  185. Terry C says:

    I do most of my shopping online

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

  186. Terry C says:

    I follow on twitter

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

  187. Terry C says:

    tweeted but it won’t let me paste the url here.

    braaiso at gmail dot com

  188. Theodore Bryniarski says:

    I try to do all my errands at the same time, so I dont have to run into town over and over.

  189. Ellie W says:

    I make ahead several meals during the week of Christmas, so on busy shopping days I can just re-heat.

  190. loni says:

    I think it helps to run errands on lunch too

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

  191. Jennifer R says:

    Some of the ways I get back time during this busy time of the year is to have most of my groceries delivered to my home and to shop online.

  192. Debbie says:

    I enlist the help of my teenagers. I let them know exactly what I need and when I will need it. This way there is no fussing from them and cuts my work in half. This year my son did the grocery shopping for Christmas dinner (with a list of course) but this saved me at least an hour.


  193. Blommi says:

    Online shopping saves me a lot of time.

  194. Blommi says:

    @TwiMommi follows you on twitter

  195. Lisa L says:

    Buying Christmas gifts during Black Friday & Cyber Monday save me tons of time & money for holiday shopping!

  196. Bryanna P. says:

    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    Happy holidays!

  197. Lisa Taylor says:

    Shopping online has been a big timesaver for me during the holidays

  198. Sharon Braswell says:

    I get all I can out of a once a week shopping trip. I also get up earlier to get things done to free up more time with my family.

  199. Lisa Taylor says:

    I follow u on twitter lezanac

  200. Jason says:

    I get time by shopping online and also printing my postage online. Then I schedule home pickup for my gifts so I am not wasting 30 minutes waiting in line at the post office to ship my gifts out.

  201. kai says:

    I should online to save time

  202. Krystal says:

    The way get back time is I make sure that I get enough sleep to do things in a considerable amount of time.

  203. Tia W says:

    I usually get back time by shopping online for gifts!

  204. Erin G says:

    Using disposable dinnerware and shopping online!

  205. Carol F says:

    I ordered a lot of Christmas presents online this year,that saves time.

  206. Mandala says:

    I take advantage of deals and sales all year round so I have a collection of gifts ready for Christmas. The rest, I compare prices online and buy them online to avoid the Christmas rush and have more time for my family.
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  207. Mandala says:

    Following you on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

  208. anash says:

    to save time..i keep meals simple as one tow three

  209. anash says:

    i follow twit @anashct

  210. Tracey Byram says:

    I make lists and I delegate chores so that everything gets done.

  211. Laura says:

    I get back time by planning ahead

  212. Kirsten says:

    I get back time by shopping online

  213. Stevie says:

    I take the family out for holiday dinner and we all donate our time to a charitable cause.

  214. Janice Crespo says:

    To save time and energy during the holidays – I make lists – combine trips as much as possible and delegate :) Seems to have worked this year!

  215. Janice Crespo says:

    follow on twitter

  216. Mel W says:

    I shop online to save time waiting in lines!

  217. Christina says:

    I do book shopping online because it’s actually cheaper and the books arrive at your door!

  218. Nicole Greene says:

    I do 90% of my holiday shopping online so I don’t waste time driving and waiting in long lines!

  219. Nicole Greene says:

    I follow on twitter @pittsy82

  220. Jamie says:

    I try to do most of my shopping online Black Friday weekend so that once Dec. 1 rolls around I don’t have that much to do in stores!

  221. barbara wright says:

    I’m very organized. When my kids have activities across town, I figure out which errands I need to run are near where they are and I do it. So by the time I get done, it’s usually time to pick them up.

    Email address is in blogger profile

  222. barbara wright says:

    I follow you on twitter – bsw529

  223. Mary S says:

    Keeping the pantry fully stocked helps cut down on trips to the store, and I always have something on hand if guests stop in!

  224. Steph A says:

    I research purchases online before I go into the store and so I know what I am looking for ahead of time.

  225. Mary S says:

    I’m following on Twitter (maxfate)

  226. Steph A says:

    I follow you on twitter. gnwg

  227. Gloria Mckellar says:

    I cut back on presents and do baking early and freeze cookies.

  228. Gloria Mckellar says:

    follow on twitter as kngmckellar

  229. Becky S. says:

    This year, we stayed in for Christmas so it was a really laid back holiday.
    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

  230. Becky S. says:

    Twitter follower (@beckytag)
    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

  231. Rachel says:

    I try to consolidate my trips out and do some shopping online

  232. Alex says:

    I get back time by multitasking, and sometimes integrating work with play. It does save a lot of time!

  233. Crystal F says:

    I’m sure it’s been said but shop online as much as possible. You don’t have to wait in line and deal with harrassed people in those lines. You can also comparison shop much easier online. thank you!

  234. Lorena Keech says:

    I totally limit my online time during the holidays. All my friends know
    not to e-mail/text me because I do not spend time replying until Dec. 26!!

  235. Angie P says:

    I make lots of lists to try to make the most of my time. Lists of things that need to be done at home, grocery lists, etc. I also do a lot of multi-tasking to try to save time.

  236. Angie P says:

    twitter follower @xangiepx

  237. Amy Delong says:

    I do a lot of online shopping,saves time!

  238. marci h says:

    i order online and i call the store to see if they have what i’m looking for :)

  239. Amy Delong says:

    follow you on twitter

  240. Betty C says:

    I grocery shop when I get off work at midnight. The store is nearly empty and I’m saving gas and time by not making an extra trip.

  241. Betty C says:

    I follow on twitter as willitara.

  242. Diane Baum says:

    I get time back by getting up very early on week day mornings when I have the house to myself.

  243. nanjhall says:

    I try to bake and cook some of the Christmas week food before hand and freeze it so I do not feel so rushed during the holiday.

  244. nanjhall says:

    My tweet:

  245. Susan Smith says:

    We did pot luck this year so I didn’t have to do all of the cooking.

  246. Susan Smith says:

    follow via twitter susan1215

  247. meme says:

    I do a lot of canning and I buy meat in bulk when I can so it saves money and time because I don’t have to get as much from the grocery store as often

  248. dawn says:

    I do most of my shopping online and my banking also.

  249. dawn says:

    follow on twitter

  250. shanna says:

    i shop online as much as i can, and also do it early, so there is not last minute stress

  251. shanna says:

    follow you on twitter

  252. kathy pease says:

    my family all help with the baking and cooking so it isnt just done by one person..if everyone has a job to do it goes much smoother

  253. kathy pease says:

    tweeted @klp1965

  254. susan smoaks says:

    i get back time during the holidays by taking extra time off work to get stuff done

  255. Amber Gi says:

    tweet #48 on your button
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  256. Shawnna says:

    I do my shopping late at night to avoid the crowds

  257. Justine says:

    A great way I get back time during the year is to do everything online…I pay bills, compare items, buy stuff etc and it’s much quicker than going to those actual places!

  258. Justine says:

    I’m following you via twitter


  259. Justine says:

    I tweeted

  260. Kerry says:

    I do a lot of shopping on line to save the travel time in the car and the waiting in lines at the store.

  261. Kerry says:

    I follow you on twitter: kerrybishop

  262. Candie L says:

    I have a list of things that need to be done and I am able to cross each item off as it is done. Makes me feel like I have accomlished a lot. Thank you

  263. Janet Carpenter says:

    I make lists so I can minimize the number of shopping trips!

  264. Janet Carpenter says:

    I’m following you on twitter (@JanetandMaya)

  265. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we have found that careful planning (i.e. with extra time built-in for the unexpected) allows for ample time to do almost everything without feeling rushed.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  266. brian e. says:

    Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  267. Jacob says:

    It may seem odd but my way to get back time is by being the person that volunteers to bring chips or coke to the party; whether it’s family or work. That way I just bring that stuff and I save the time that would have been spent buying groceries, preparing a meal and cleaning up the mess.

  268. brian e. says:


    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  269. Roxann says:

    I try to make several meals at one time and freeze them so I don’t have to be in the kitchen cooking as much.

  270. jolene says:

    i keep lists, and keep on top of the wrapping as i buy things

  271. Roxann says:

    I follow you on Twitter. ladyt64

  272. Jacob says:

    I follow you on Twitter under the name JCHARRIES

  273. Rosey says:

    I get up an hour earlier than everyone else to get back time, and it works wonders for me.

  274. Angie says:

    I buy gifts earlier in the year instead of waiting till the busy times.

  275. Pamela S says:

    I shop year round and put things away, and I do most of my shopping online which is a huge time saver. Thanks.

  276. Rosey says:

    I follow you on Twitter (mail4rosey).

  277. Shannon says:

    shopping online

  278. Jennifer M says:

    We donate our old toys.

  279. Allison Greene says:

    I like to shop online so I don’t waste time running around all over town

  280. Sand says:

    I get back time by exercising which gives me more energy to do a lot in a small amount of time.

  281. carol lewis says:

    I cook from scratch so make enough for a few nights!

  282. carol lewis says:

    Tweeted: will not copy to your page dresdenrain status 19250670926303232

  283. carol lewis says:

    Follow on Twitter-dresdenrain

  284. DanV says:

    I get back time by delegating as much as I can

  285. DanV says:

    I follow on twitter

  286. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    to save time I try to check online or over the phone first to see if an item is in stock before heading to the store.

    Cha Ching Queen

  287. Gaines Simmons says:

    I save time during the holidays by organizing my day early in the morning while the rest of my house hold is asleep. I take a drive or a walk alone to gather my thoughts, return home cheerful, relaxed and ready to tackle various tasks. I am following and subscribing.


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