I wish Merry Christmas to all of you in advance! Just like you, I am also looking forward for this beautiful festive occasion. Love to do more shopping, eating out in hotels and spending some quality time with friends, family and partner. However, when I think about the cost of all of these, I, helplessly take my step back. Yes, this happened to me last year. I couldn’t enjoy anything.
Nevertheless, this year, I have done my homework and explored some thrifty tips to make the most out the festivals without harming my bank or wallet. I am sure there are many, like me, who want to make this occasion the most memorable without spending big bucks. You know, most of our money is spend on shopping? So, I have shared some smart saving tips on shopping, so here we go;
List Out The Things You Have To Buy
Before heading to a shopping store, make a list of all the things, which you have to buy. Sit along with your family, friends and prepare a list. List out shopping essentials like clothing, greeting cards, presents and grocery items.
Eliminate Necessity Things From The List
Now, check the list again and cut down the less important things. It can be the presents, greeting cards and others. Take for an example, if you have been sharing presents to your relatives individually, then think of sharing one from your family, but it should be a nice presents. You can also think of who you are going to share gifts this year with. More than that, you can mutually decide among your friends that you are not going to share any presents this year (if possible).
Send Greeting Through Social Networking Sites
Instead of buying expensive greeting cards, you can choose to send best wishes through Twitter. This could be the best ways to interact with your near and dear ones. You can take help of other social networking mediums like Facebook, Email, etc.
Explore Deals Online
You should spend some time on Internet and find out some exciting deals online. There are online sites like VoucherShops, which offer exclusive deals from online and in-store shopping destinations. You will get exciting benefits using these saving coupons and vouchers.
Buy From Authentic Shopping Store
Whether you want to shop online or in-store, select the authentic and popular stores. Authentic store in the sense, the store must be reliable as most of the store may not provide original quality products, even some may trick with your hard-won money.
Bookmark Important Sites
On this festive occasion, most of the online stores offer exciting sale offers. Some of them have already started. So, if you come to any sites, which offers good deals and discount offer, then you can bookmark the page or sites so that you can easily find then when they sale starts.
Consider Company’s Outlet
Almost all companies have their outlets and you can find almost 50% off on most of the products in the factory outlets. However, you would get this benefits for clothing only.
Find Groceries and Presents From Supermarket
If you have to shop groceries like dry fruits, snacks and presents like greeting cards, toys and other, then supermarket can be the best option for you. However, you need to stick with your budget as finding the low-priced products, you may go even beyond your list.
Last but not the least; shopping through online stores can save some big bucks. For example, some stores even offer added services like free delivery and lots of freebies. However, these are absolutely possible when you shop them online.
Bio: Henry Veno is a content marketer at VoucherShops, a leading online vouchers providing website. He is a thought leader in the realm of content marketing and strategy and relishes inditing about Technology, Marketing & perpetual Industry trends. He’s a techy geek and loves to explore latest happenings.