At our house we usually mark the march to Christmas with a chocolate advent calendar, but this year, we’ll be adding in deals from RetailMeNot!
Today and every Tuesday we’ll have deals on clothes, but also we have some big savings and shopping tips from Sara Skirboll, RetailMeNot’s Shopping & Trends Expert:
- Not every sale is worth it. “There are a lot of great deals to be had during the holiday shopping season, but not every sale is worth it. Shoppers may end up buying something they don’t need if the item is on sale. So, buyer beware: Just because something is a great price doesn’t mean you need to purchase it if you don’t need it. Instead, find a great offer from sites like RetailMeNot to put toward a purchase you want and need,” says Skirboll.
- Sign up to receive email newsletters from all your favorite retailers now to keep track of the latest discounts, flash sales and crazy good deals. BONUS: Retail sites typically send you a first-time subscriber discount for your next order.
- Choose a specific amount of money you’ll spend on each gift recipient before you go shopping. Then stick to it!
- When shopping for gifts, it can be tempting to throw in a few items for yourself.
“To avoid this — and save money — make a separate list of items that catch your eye. Revisit this list in January and decide whether you still want anything on it. If the answer is yes, odds are you’ll find those items for less during retailers’ after-season sales,” she says.