Holiday Shopping Tips

Between finishing projects, studying for finals, and trying to find a minute or two to sleep and eat, the lead up to finals doesn’t exactly allow any time for holiday shopping. Not to mention, funds are a bit tight when you’re on a student budget and food tends to take priority over buying presents.

So how can you get some gift shopping done while you’re trying to study without breaking the bank? Well, lucky for you, ‘tis the season for 12 days giveaways! There are a bunch of brands and bloggers that like to treat their followers to some festive giveaways and it can be as simple as following them on social media. While this isn’t a guaranteed gift, it’s worth a shot to enter these contests because you just never know when it could be your lucky day! Here are just a few opportunities to save some moola and win a holiday gift!

Vancity Buzz 12 Days of Giveaways

Check in daily to see what the giveaway – or giveaways – of the day are. Everything from tech gifts to Canucks prize packs to credit at! Entering is as easy as following or commenting on social media, and with multiple giveaways each day and multiple ways to enter, your odds look pretty good.

Vancity Buzz 12 days


Local food, lifestyle, travel, and culture blog Nomms is also doing the 12 days giveaway. And to make it even better, this giveaway series didn’t start until Monday so the 12 days will go on all the way until the 19th!

Nomms 12 Days

Jillian Harris

The lovely Jillian Harris is also hosting her own 12 days of giveaways. Check in each day to find out the giveaway, it could be anything from Joe Fresh to Keurig to Aritizia so this is definitely one to keep an eye on!

Jillian Harris 12 days

Each of these contests are giving away multiple items per day and entering is as easy as following them on social media or filling in a quick form. So next time you need a study break, skip the Facebook creeping and spend a few minutes entering these draws! Good luck!