Friday, September 30th, 2022

8 Holiday Shopping Hacks to Help You Shop & Save

Ready, set… charge! The holiday shopping season is here. Among inflated prices, the rising cost of gas, and the urge to splurge, it can be tough to stick to your budget. Here are our top 8 holiday shopping hacks to keep your spending under budget.

8 Holiday Shopping HacksTo Help You Save Big This Season!

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1.  Make a Shopping List and Check It Twice

When you shop with a list in hand, and be mindful to stick to it, you can make responsible shopping decisions instead of buying every shiny thing that catches your eye.


2. Price Shopping By Comparing Prices

All it takes is a few quick online clicks or taps to check if an item is available for less. You can also use a price-checking app, like ShopSavvy, to search for the hottest deal.


3. Shop With a Friend

Grab an accountable friend to help you stay on track as you shop. Share your budget or which gifts you’ll be looking for on this trip. Ask them to gently remind you to stay within budget and on-plan as you browse.


4. Take Advantage Of Rebates and Refunds

Want to get paid to shop? When you make a purchase through a rebate app, like Earny or Rakuten, you get cashback for every purchase you make.


5. Buy Discounted Gift Cards

You can find discounted gift cards on sites, like Raise and CardCash, for big-name brands like Lowe’s, Starbucks, Amazon, and more.


6. Shop With Coupons

Before completing an online purchase, do a quick search of sites, like RetailMeNot, to check for available coupons that can lower the price. You can also use a browser extension, like Honey, which will automatically find and apply coupons while you shop online.


7. Shop Early

This year, with anticipated delivery delays and supply shortages, it’s best to tackle your holiday shopping early. Shopping with a clear head when the stores are well-stocked, will make it easier to stick to your budget.


8. Buy Electronics on Black Friday

The Black Friday deals you’ll find on TVs, laptops, audio equipment, and other electronics will likely be the best you’ll find all year.


Follow the tips outlined above to save big on gift shopping this year.

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