Ready set go! It’s that time of year again, so get ready to gear up and start your Holiday Shopping right.
Make a List-Write down everyone you plan to buy a gift for. If you have gift ideas for specific people, include that on your Holiday Shopping list. Create a budget that includes the maximum that you are willing to spend on each person. Don’t forget to keep track of all of the people you will give cash gifts to such as your, babysitter, mailman, garbage carrier, hair dresser etc. By keeping track of these gifts, it will help keep your budget in check.
Start Holiday Shopping Early- Don’t wait until the last minute to start your holiday shopping. Keep your eyes open year round for gifts that you think friends and family would like. This way, once the Holiday Shopping starts, you’ll be glad that you already have some people crossed off your list.
Research Online-This part is key in savings and knowledge. You can search for reputable online reviews very easily and really get a good feel for the online feedback from customers. You can also subscribe to Consumer Reports which has expert reviews on pretty much everything you buy. Visit websites like slickdeals.net, fatwallet.com to find great deals year round. These websites can also spark ideas for gifts.
Black Friday-If you’re looking for amazing deals and don’t mind battling crazy crowds in the wee hours of the night, shopping on the day after Thanksgiving can pay off. You can always get a head start on fellow shoppers by checking websites before the big day.
Cyber Monday– This is a spin-off of Black Friday. Cyber Monday is the largest online Holiday shopping day of the season. It takes place the Monday after Black Friday. On the actual day, the site will feature extra discounts and hourly specials to further entice online shoppers.