The holiday shopping season is filled with great bargains and even greater pressure.
We all want to find the perfect gift and we want to do it on a budget. Today we’ve got holiday shopping tips to save you money – on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond!
Holiday Shopping Tips to Save you Money
These holiday shopping tips will help you save regardless of whether you’re shopping online or at a mall.
Make a list. Make a list of everyone you plan to shop for. Then list gift ideas for each of those people. This will help you avoid last-minute purchase mistakes.
Check it twice. Are you sure you got everybody? Do you really need to buy everyone on the list a gift, or can you surprise them with something homemade (like a plate of cookies)?
Find out what’s naughty and nice. Do your homework! Read online reviews and ask family and friends about products and brands. You may discover that the deal you thought was so great is really a pile of junk. Make sure the gifts you are shopping for are quality goods and you’ll enjoy giving them that much more.
Set a budget and stick to it. You can either shop with cash, or use your rewards credit card and keep a log (either on paper or your phone) of everything you’ve bought. A little discipline now can help you start the new year off right.
Know where to shop. Check out the sales fliers before you head to the store and use coupon codes to help you save when you shop online. Your go-to destination may not be the best place to get a deal, so it pays to look around before you buy.
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Now it’s your turn: What are some of your top holiday shopping tips?