Are you ready to knock out your shopping list for the holidays, but don't know where to start?
Worried that it can get expensive? Here are some tips and tricks on how to find the best deals this holiday season and save some money.
Amazon Not wanting to brave the crowds at your local mall? Neither do I. Amazon has deals through the entire holiday season so even if you don't find something right now, there will be another deal tomorrow. Look at the Today's Deals section for the deeply discounted items.
eBay Never bought something on eBay before? No worries! It's free to set up an account and takes two minutes before you are checking out things to buy. Look for items that are new in the box or new with tags (NWT). A lot of companies are starting to sell their goods at a slight discount with free shipping on eBay.
Best Days To Shop
Mondays are great for computers and electronics. Every major retailer wants to start the week off strong and put the large ticket items in their ads. On Sundays, major home appliances such as washer and dryers. Apparel sites tend to have slightly higher discounts on weekends due to higher website traffic.
December 21-24 Can you handle the stress of last minute shopping? If so, December 21st-24th are some of the best days to find deep discounts. Stores are trying to clear their inventory and are willing to lower prices in order to do so. However, be aware that shipping during these days is very expensive so stick to in-store purchases.
Free Shipping Take advantage of the free shipping deals whenever you can by purchasing multiple gifts from the same websites. Most retailers offer free shipping and will guarantee delivery before the holidays if you order by mid-December. This can save you quite a bit of money by the time all of your shopping is done.
Email Lists Do you receive emails from your favorite stores? While no one likes junk mail, there's something to be said for exclusive discounts. Most retailers encourage their customers to sign up for their emails to receive exclusive discounts. Why not take advantage? It's free!