How to Spend Less on Your Shopping this Holiday Season

by Gumer Liston | November 19th, 2009 | Shopping Secrets

presentThe holiday season is just around the corner, and you are preparing for it, you are preparing to spend a lot of money for it. But I guess it is not wise to let the holiday season wipe out your pocket and leave you in debt. It is not good to bring last year’s holiday debt into the new year with you. Here are some tips on how to spend less on your shopping this holiday season.

If you are not one of those who makes shopping lists, you’ll be surprised to know that when you make a list you end up being able to save a lot of money and still come out quite satisfied with your shopping. When you shop without a list you’ll be prone to impulse buying; a list will set clear boundaries and get your holiday shopping organized.

Of course, the holiday season is the time for gift giving, but it doesn’t mean to say that you need to spend so much on gifts. Know exactly who are the persons you will be giving gifts. If you go shopping for gifts without a clear idea on who the recipients of the gifts will be, you’ll end up buying more than what is necessary. And avoid buying gifts on credit because it is one sure way of spending more.

It is wiser to shop at discounters instead of department stores.  Thrift stores and resale stores are also good places to shop. But if you love going to the local mall for shopping, be sure to subscribe to their e-mail newsletter because it will alert you on upcoming sales and coupons. Coupons and sales are  a big help in cutting down on holiday shopping expenses.

Take time to look around for deals, there are a lot of them now because the economy is not that good and retailers are marking down their merchandise. Actually it is quite easy to find good deals. Have you tried buying online before? Try it now, and you’ll be happy to know that there are lots of different kinds of discounts you can find online, especially if you buy at big online stores like Amazon. You also can find many online promo codes that can significantly cut prices of the items you buy online.

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