Is your credit card still sore from all that Thanksgiving shopping? I bet it got more bruises during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. To cure your ailing purse, give it a rest. Think twice before you do some post-Thanksgiving shopping. That seemingly sweet urge might just be an aftermath of the wild and free shopping that you did a couple of days back. That – pair of ankle boots might not be the apple of your eyes after all.
Today, I’m going to share with you tried and tested tips on how to mend your beaten pursue this holiday season. I have 2 simple tips that would help you save tons of dollars while holiday shopping.
Post-Thanksgiving Saving Tip # 1 Think twice before hitting the stores
Before hitting the stores, make sure that you actually need the item that you want to purchase. Think of every possible way to get your hands on that item with having to shell out even a single dollar.
Is this possible? Of Course! Here are 3 tips to get free items this holiday season If you just need a pair of swanky ankle boots for a costume party, you might consider borrowing from your sister or your gal pals. This works best if you’re the ballet flats kind of girl who wouldn't normally wear heels
- If you’re looking into buying new furniture or things for the home, why not check hand-me-downs for your family home? Twenty-somethings and newlyweds can surely find golden treasures in their family home
- If you’re on the daring side of the spectrum and you have time, why not go out of your way to ask your neighbors or friends for the things that they’re planning to give away. I’m sure they’d be more than happy to give the item to someone they already know
- Make it a habit to open your cupboard or your closet to check for the items that you might have. Also, don’t look far – you might just find what you need next door.
Post-Thanksgiving Saving Tip # 2 Is your timing right?
Shopping is no rocket science but getting the best deals on clothes, boots and electronics may need a little strategics. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you might be thinking – when is the best time to buy anything?
You can shop all you want during the holiday season. Merchants are exceptionally generous this season and sale events usually go on throughout the season. If you don’t mind rubbing elbows with tons of other shoppers at the mall then go right ahead. You can also stay at home and do online shopping in your spare time.
But make sure to have a long term perspective on things. What I mean is that you have to open your eyes and be aware of possible post-holiday season sale that could offer bigger discounts than what’s out there. More often than not, it pays to wait even for a couple of weeks.
Can you go through your holiday shopping list with just $ 100? If you’re up for the challenge, let me in on your tips, strategies and styles for holiday shopping on a budget.