If you are one of those people who doesn’t want to wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, you are in luck. You can actually start your holiday shopping now and still save money. Here are some tips to help you.
First, experts are saying that most stores and online sites will not be knocking down prices more than 50% off their regular prices. Since this is the case, if you find something you know Grandma will love and it is all ready marked down 50% off, grab it while you can. Chances are that you won’t find it at any lower price and the store may sell out of it.
What else can you do to save money and still get the bargains now?
If you enjoy online shopping
Do not go shopping until you sign up at dealio.com. This site tacks over 30 million products at over 100,000 dealers. Then they will break down this information according to prices and customer experiences, giving you a thumb up and a thumb down on each dealer. Finally, they will give you coupon codes when they are available to help you save even more money on your purchases.
Sign up at dealnews.com. Tell them your email address and the product you are wanting. Then when it comes on sale, they will send you an email and the information on where it is currently on sale, including the price.
DODTracker.com will alert you of deal of the day sales or one day sales in your area? Are these sales worth your time? It all depends on what is for sale? If there is only one item you are really interested in purchasing and the deal isn’t that great, you may want to skip the sale. However, if you see that a certain store has several items that are on your holiday wish list, you may want to consider checking out the sales.
Free Bargain Shopping Apps
Have a question about whether an item is really a great deal while you are shopping? Do you have an Iphone? Iphone has two free apps that you can download: Redlaser and Google Shopper. These apps will allow you to scan the barcode into your phone and will tell you if this is the best deal for that item in your area.
It is essential to find the best holiday bargains we can this season. If we can find them early, it can also give us peace of mind knowing we don’t have to go into that frantic shopping mode late in the season. However, the key to bargain shopping is to use your brain and resist temptation.
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