Posted by Brian Mason on May 26, 2019
It’s just a few weeks until Christmas! Black Friday was last week, but retail sales will not stop before Christmas.
Along with gifts, social events and other activities make Christmas the most expensive time of the year.
Before you or your spouse even open your wallet, we want to give you some tips on how to shop smarter and save money at Christmas.
First, make a list of all the people – friends, relatives and coworkers – you need to buy a gift for and what you want to get for everyone. Then hold on to the list.
By making a list and buying only the gifts on the list, you can manage your budget and reduce the risk of excessive waste by avoiding impulse shopping and ongoing gift shopping.
If you make the list well in advance, you may even be able to compare prices and find the best deal for each product.
Don’t go running shopping malls in a gift box, but make your life easier by shopping online. Not only do you have to leave your home, crowd in the crowds and look for a parking space, the best thing about online shopping is that it is almost always cheaper than buying at a stonework store. When shopping online, you can easily find out all the prices and know where to get each product at the lowest price.
For convenience, availability and low prices, many prefer online stores such as Amazon. However, in many countries, taxes and duties are added to Amazon orders, which can make it cheaper to buy at your local store or online store.
Keep an eye out for promotions and coupons
Both physical and online retailers tend to attract consumers, so there is a lot of competition. This knows the good of the customers.
Merchants often entice customers to make Christmas purchases at their store or online store through discounts and promotions. In many online stores, signing up for a newsletter will get you about 10% off your first purchase or free shipping. Many bricklayers now have discount sales before Christmas.
Keep an eye out for membership offers, newsletter sign-up discounts, two one-on-one promotions, in-store gifts and one-day promotions.
Check shipping and delivery times
When buying from an online store, keep in mind that the cheapest price is not always the cheapest. The cheapest product can become more expensive, for example with shipping costs. So it may be cheaper to buy the product from a store or competitor with a higher price but free shipping.
Also, before you place an order online, be sure to make sure the items you order are in stock and can be delivered before Christmas. If you are systematic and place your orders well in advance, you may also be able to choose a slower delivery method the next business day, which will be cheaper and save on shipping costs.