Now is the time of year again for brands and stores to put on a year-end mega sale. How do we make sure we don’t fall victim to sneaky marketing strategies?
Here are 7 smart Christmas shopping secrets you can do to be a savvy holiday shopper:
1. Jot it down
Keep a record of your Christmas shopping list and for whom. This is a tried and proven way to avoid overspending and overbuying.
2. Shop outside the box
You’ll be surprised to find a wide selection of Christmas presents from stores you
3. Avoid overspending by opting for prepaid credit cards or gift certificates
‘Tis the season to be jolly and still debt-free! Keep your spending in check by using prepaid credit cards or gift cards. A smart way to stick to your Christmas shopping budget!
4. Shop a little at a time
Shopping sprees often lead to overspending. You can avoid this by taking smaller trips to the shops and keeping tabs on your expenses.
5. Gift gift cards!
A better way to give cash without looking like you didn’t put a lot of thought into it, wink wink. A lot of businesses offer gift cheques like massage parlors, gyms, resorts
6. Shop smart
Not all Christmas sales are dollar-savers. Know your prices and know the ideal price points for your items. Not all sale prices are worth splurging on. It pays (a lot) to shop smart.
7. Find the clearance section
Make it a point to visit the clearance section of every brick-and-mortar or online shop to score low-priced deals. If you don’t mind not getting the trendiest items, then this is going to be a treasure trove for you.
Head over to The Intentional Mom’s original article here for more smart shopping secrets.
How smart have you been with your Christmas shopping? Got any smart shopping secrets of your own? Let us know in the comments below!