NC – The holidays are usually a whole lot of fun – there are parties, gifts, snacks and plenty of chances to kick back and relax. A major downside, of course, is all the money you’re likely to spend. At this time of year, finances can be stretched tighter than ever, so shopping experts at the leading bargain hunting website, RedFlagDeals.com, have put together a list of tips to help you save money:
Shop online: It gets easier and better every year. Just about everything you can find in-store you can find online, and often at better prices. It never takes long to find a coupon code, and user reviews are at your fingertips.
It’s not just about the price: The price tag isn’t the only consideration. Make sure you factor in things like environmental fees on electronics, shipping costs, and customs or brokerage fees if you’re ordering from outside the country.
Consider your credit card: The right one can provide a lot of extra perks. In addition to rewards miles and cash back, you can get things like price protection and extended warranties which can add up to nice savings.
Good things come to those who wait: For friends or relatives that you won’t see until after the holidays, consider holding off on shopping for their gifts. Yes, if you head out on Boxing Day the mall will be crowded – but you’ll snag some amazing deals.