It’s that time of year again, when high school and college students around the country find themselves at the precipice of real responsibility and get ready for their lives beyond graduation. What many of your audience’s elders won’t reveal is that there is no guaranteed path to financial freedom or discovering one’s purpose, making it even more important to save on every purchase they make.

Take a look at these thoughtful gift ideas for graduates from that might make the journey of life that lies ahead more enjoyable. affiliate program marketing sales promotional banner

Proper Planning
There are many more things to take into consideration when graduating than what side of the mortar board to hang your tassel off of.

As integrated as we all are into technology nowadays, sending a handwritten card on high quality stock holds more weight than ever before. Graduates will be thrilled to receive greeting cards filled with kind thoughts by their loved ones from the affiliate program. Conversely, students will be able to order personalized graduation announcements, party invitations, and thank you cards on the site. Those that shop now can take advantage of their Freedom to Save Sale, which grants 15% OFF SITEWIDE when they use the promo code PATRIOTIC at checkout (no minimum required, valid 5/21-5/23).

Young couples thinking of starting a family after graduation, or already trying to make ends meet with toddlers at home, should contemplate giving their kids the protection they deserve by purchasing a policy via the Gerber Life Insurance affiliate program. Parents can choose between $5,000 and $50,000 of coverage with the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan, which has low childhood premiums that never increase and coverage that automatically doubles with no increase in premiums during age 18. These policies can be used as a nest egg that children may borrow from later on, and guarantee opportunities for them to buy more coverage as an adult. Anyone evenly mildly interested in the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan should apply now as they’ll receive a free gift, as if the financial well-being of their offspring wasn’t incentive enough.

Maintaining control of their personal finances can prove to be a monster of a challenge for your patrons whose parents have paid for everything up to this point in their lives. Scores of consumer groups regularly shop the JCPenney affiliate program for bargains for that very reason- to stay within their monthly budget. Savvy shoppers can currently get an extra 20% off when they use their JCPenney Credit Card or an extra 15% off with any form of payment on select orig, reg, sale and clearance-priced apparel, shoes, accessories and home purchases with the code WARMUP16.

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Moving Out and Moving Up
Graduation also heralds the moment when many young people leave home for the first time and find their own place to live. One of the first things that fledgling millennials will learn is just how expensive everything is when they have to pay for it themselves.

Light, water, and even entertainment costs have to be factored into one’s monthly budget, making the values available from the DIRECTV, LLC affiliate program even more desirable. Unless they’re content with watching only public access channels through the HDTVs that they foolishly bought with their financial aid money last semester, your web readers will likely want to take part in DIRECTV, LLC’s Double Savings Event (running until 7/23) in order to afford the entertainment experiences their coworkers will be clamoring about around the water cooler.

People that have recently left the nest for the first time often have to figure out how to cook for themselves, and chances are they don’t even own the necessary appliances to do so. The PC Richard & Son affiliate program can help in this regard as every appliance they stock is on sale, including all top brands (some exclusions apply). You really don’t realize how much you took a toaster oven and coffee maker for granted until you don’t have one in the tiny kitchen of your first dingy apartment.

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Reality Bites
Graduation season can be a time of great joy for a new generation of viable consumers and their well-wishers, as well as an excuse for one last carefree celebration of youth before having to grow up and move on. Publishers who know the importance of planning ahead in life will certainly want to promote these programs from filled with promos ideal for the Class of 2014 and beyond.


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