Its holiday season and I bet you’re wondering what that means for your bank account. The holiday season has become a multi-billion dollar industry and consumers are expected to spend between $678.75 billion and $682 billion, according to the National Retail Foundation. Saving money during the holiday season can be tough, but here is a list of hacks and tricks to help you shop smartly.
Make a List and Check it Twice
The best way to avoid overspending is to prepare ahead of time and plan your shopping with a list of what you want to buy. Plan who you’re buying for, what you’re willing to spend, and what you want to get; this will allow you to keep a lookout for deals and stick to the budget.
Complimentary Gift Wrap
Take advantage of websites or stores that offer free gift wrapping or supplies. This not only saves time, but also that is less money you will have to spend on wrapping supplies. It’s all about working smarter, not harder.
Another way to cut down on time when sending out holiday cards is to use your customized sheeted address labels. This saves you time by not having to write out each individual return label and you get to personalize your own style!
Discounts and Coupons
Keep an eye out for discounts and coupons that may come via email or newspaper. Many websites offer discount codes for joining their email list. Get 15% off Artistic Direct when your first subscribe.
Know When to Buy
Some merchants use the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving to start their “early Black Friday” sales with door busters and specially marked prices. Some sites, such as Amazon, even do the whole month of Black Friday shopping. But the real Black Friday deals begin the week of Thanksgiving. Many stores have started opening their doors earlier, now on Thanksgiving Day. This has been rumored to be the best day for TV deals. Black Friday is your best bet if you’re looking to have 40-50% on classic toys. Many clothing brands, beauty items, shoes and accessories will slash prices up to 60% on Cyber Monday.
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