Holiday Shopping Tips

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The holidays may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean your traditions can’t stay the same! We know one of those traditions is Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. This year, Cyber Monday may be your best friend to stay away from large crowds and skip waiting in those long lines, but, whatever you decide to do, we want you to be prepared for your holiday shopping! Below are some tips to help you get ready for the shopping madness.

Take Advantage of Curbside Pickup

That’s right. Let someone do your shopping for you! Pick out your items online, choose in-store pickup, and your gifts will be brought out to your car. Sounds pretty good to us. Many retailers are offering this such as Best Buy, Kohls, Nordstrom, Old Navy, and Walmart.

Shop Online

Many retailers are starting deals well before Black Friday, so it’s smart to keep checking online so you can get a head start.

Keep Shipping Delays in Mind

The majority of people will be doing their shopping online this year. This may cause shipping delays, so make sure you order your gifts ahead of time.

Make a List, Check it Twice

Write down all the gifts you need to buy so you can stay organized. That way, you can check things off as you go.

Plan Your Shopping Trips

Plan out all the stores you need to go to, and what you need at each store. This will save you time and save you from buying more than you need.

Support Small Businesses

This is always important, but especially this year. Shop at your local shops to help them out and find unique gifts for your loved ones. It’s a win-win!

Use Coupons!

This is a big one! Using apps like RetailMeNot will help you save money and get amazing deals. If you have coupons, definitely make sure to use them.

Following these simple tips will create a stress-free holiday shopping experience this year. We encourage you to do most of your shopping online to stay safe and avoid the in-store hassles. We hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday season. Happy Shopping!

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