Make The Most Of Your Time & Budget….
The holiday shopping season is here! This is the time of year that most people begin gearing up for the shopping frenzy that ensures they will get the items they want for the Christmas season. And merchants are happy to accommodate our wishes. In fact, the sales have already started.
Major Sale Days
Brown Thursday refers to the sales on Thanksgiving Day. In some cases this is a pre-Black Friday sale, in which you will find deals only available on that day. Other stores may continue these deals on into the next day – Black Friday.
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. In most cases this is when stores offer tremendous savings on highly sought-after items – items that make great gifts as well as things you may want or need for your own home.
Small Business Saturday
Black Friday is followed by Small Business Saturday – this shopping sale day is designed to help promote small businesses. In an effort to get the word out about local wares many cities across the nation have organized agencies that work to help promote this day. The idea is to shop local and promote small businesses – which in turn will help the growth of the local area.
Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving. This day is dedicated to online sales and promotions. In almost every case a Google search can help you find what you need online. Shopping online is fast and convenient – no crowds to fight and you will immediately find out if the item is in stock or not.
Day After Christmas Sales
These sales can offer extreme savings. Many stores drop their prices on seasonal products in order to clear out the inventory and make room for new items. With that in mind, it can be a great time to cash in on terrific bargains.
Have A Plan
It’s always best to know what your overall budget is ahead of time. Then you can ‘map out’ your spending for each person on your list.
Whether you decide to be a part of the major sales events of the season or you shop at ‘off’ times, it is advisable to do comparison shopping.
Find Out About Return/Refund Policies
Knowing about a store’s return/refund policies before you make a purchase can save you lots of hassles and stress.
Whether you are ordering real letters from Santa, shopping for a gift for your dog or trying to find the perfect gift basket to send to a friend or loved one – shopping online is the best way to go. It saves you time and in most cases, you will also save money.