BBB Wishes You a Happy (and Scam-Free!) Holiday Season

christmas tree large 150x150 BBB Wishes You a Happy (and Scam Free!) Holiday SeasonHere are some Better Business Bureau tips to keep your holidays merry and bright!

Trying to juggle your holiday budget? Here are some great tips on keeping your budget intact, include an online budget calculator to help you make a list and check it twice:
http://video.bbb.org/clearpoint-holiday-tips/clearpoint-holiday-budgeting-calculator.html

Will you be camped out Friday morning, waiting for the stores to open? If so, you need BBB’s Black Friday Tip Sheet:
http://www.bbb.org/us/article/bbb-black-friday-tip-sheet-30653

If you’d rather skip the crowds and support small, local businesses, check out the second annual Small Business Saturday:
http://www.bbb.org/us/article/bbb-urges-consumers-to-support-small-business-saturday-30348

And if you prefer to shop online, check out our Cyber Monday tips to avoid holiday scams:
http://www.bbb.org/us/article/cyber-monday-great-deals-to-be-had-but-watch-out-for-scams-30795

If your tiny tot wants to send an e-mail to Santa, be sure you aren’t getting scammed into giving away private information:
http://www.bbb.org/us/article/check-privacy-policy-on-dear-santa-websites-30349

Charitable giving is a holiday tradition, too, but how you give is as important as what you give:
http://www.bbb.org/us/article/how-you-give-is-just-as-important-as-what-you-give-30363

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About Katherine Hutt

Katherine R. Hutt, Director of Communications and Media Relations with the Council of Better Business Bureaus, is an award-winning communicator who has been helping nonprofit organizations tell their stories for the past 25 years. She was a CBBB consultant on numerous projects for more than a decade before joining the staff in 2011.