Find Great Deals, Do All Your Holiday Shopping – Right From Your Phone
The holidays are stressful, mired with travel, shopping, cleaning and cooking. Luckily, you don’t even need to get out of bed for the best deals — they’re all on your phone.
While the average shopper expects to spend somewhere near $850 this year on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation, you can cut your spending with some smart shopping tactics:
- Find great deals and promo codes on social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
- Save discount codes, gift ideas and descriptions in a note-taking app such as Evernote.
- Visit your favorite retailers’ website to sign up to receive text alerts on special offers and deals. For example, you can sign up to receive notifications about Pre-Black Friday deals from Cabela’s, and they’ll come right to your phone.
Don’t forget to research your products thoroughly. Read customer reviews as well as product reviews from trusted sites like Top Ten Reviews. Before you purchase, ask family and friends for their opinions on name-brand products compared to off-brand ones. Firsthand experience from someone you know and trust is more valuable than a five-star rating from someone you don’t know. Look up reviews, product descriptions, and make sure you get the perfect gift for your loved ones this year. Take a look at this infographic for more helpful tips: