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Find Free Shipping Coupon Codes Before You Checkout!

If you are planning to do a little shopping online for holiday gifts this year, do not forget to look for those wonderful free shipping coupon codes!

Two sites to bookmark and check before you shop are FreeShipping.org and RetailMeNot.com. Find out which stores are offering coupons and promo codes and other special offers as well. At FreeShipping for example, you can search stores like Target to find online deals and promotion codes that you may not even know about or find anywhere else.

You can also search by category to find stores that might be offering free shipping for a specific item you want to buy.

Cheap Holiday Side Meals - Cranberry Apricot Sauce

Blending apricots into a traditional cranberry sauce gives this dish a whole new fresh taste. It is an  easy-to-make side dish to consider adding to your Thanksgiving dinner menu if you want to 'stir' up the flavors a little this year.

Cranberry Apricot Sauce Recipe
Ingredients
12 ounces cranberries 1 cup dark brown sugar 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots 1/2 cup apricot preserves 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon to taste
Directions
Combine all ingredients in a pot and add 1 cup water. Cover. Bring to boil while stirring often. Turn down heat and simmer about 10-15 minutes. Keep stirring frequently as the sauce cooks. When the sauce has thickened, remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Inexpensive Homemade Gingerbread Body Wash

This gingerbread body wash makes a great homemade gift because it smells so good. And who wouldn't love relaxing in a warm bath with the scent of gingerbread wafting in the air?

The recipe calls for just a few ingredients and is pretty easy to make. Fill some cute bottles with the gingerbread body wash, and voila! You have wonderful homemade presents to friends, teachers, and neighbors. Just remember to keep a bottle for yourself!

{ Another DIY gift idea: Homemade Chocolate Bath Salts}

You should keep one or two bottles tucked away for yourself too - they smell so yummy you will love using this body wash in the shower or bath!
Ingredients For Gingerbread Body Wash
2 cups water (filtered or purified is best if you have it!) 1/2 cup liquid castille soap (this is great stuff to have on hand anytime, btw.) 2 tsp. vegetable glycerin (usually found in vitamin stores, organic health food stores and on Amazon) 2 tsp. ginger flavoring 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions
Mix all the ingredients…