Smart Shopping | How to Save on Your Holiday Shopping
The season of buying and giving is upon us... At this point, we are knee deep in it but I am sure there are still many of us that are behind on our shopping. I changed things up this year and started shopping early and so far, I like the change. I do not believe all the deals happen the weekend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday
. There are great deals out there throughout the season. I have some tips and tricks to help find them.
- Deal sites - I regularly visit a group of deal sites. Here are a few: dealnews.com, slickdeals.net, spoofee.com, gottadeal.com, and edealinfo.com
- Sale Papers - Scour the sale papers, the ads are worth paying for the paper.
- Smart Phone Applications - There are a number of smart phone applications that allow you to scan a product while in store and see if you are getting the best price. I do this all the time and often buy the product with my debit card from my phone while in the store. I use Red Laser and Amazon Price Check regularly.
- Online Shopping - Find stores that do not charge tax and offer reduced or free shipping. This is a more convenient and effective way to shop. You can hit multiple stores faster than you can drive to one.
These tips should help you save a few dollars that you can spend, donate, or keep it in the bank! Have a safe and happy holiday shopping season.