It's November and many of us are starting to plan out our Holiday Shopping Strategy.
Make a list and set a budget. List the people you plan to buy gifts for, the type of gifts you plan to buy, and how much you plan to spend. Include the cost of cash gifts, holiday travel, extra food, wrappings, decorations, greeting cards, and postage. If it relates to the holiday season and it costs money, add it to your budget.
Once you have your list, plan your strategy.
You have exactly one month and 25 days which means, you really have less than that to do your shopping.
Shop first for the easiest people to knock off y our list.
Get them out of the way so you can spend the needed time and strategy time on the others.
Keep good records.By records we mean, keeping to your list, placing your receipts in a gathered and safe place, and keeping track of policies such as for returns and warranties.
Ship early. That means you may want to put these people on the top of the list. If you’re sending gifts factor in extra time and costs for shipping.Only wait until the last minute if you like long lines and the possibility of paying extra to get it there one time.
Clip coupons and be on the lookout for coupon codes. Naturally, you should start right here for the codes. We get tons of emails every day from companies requesting that we pass on to you codes and deals.
Consider layaway. Layaway is a great way to get what you want and budget your way through the holidays. To avoid problems, get the store’s layaway policy in writing.
Being organized is the best way to shop Posh on a Budget this holiday season. Right now is the time to get a head start on it all. We will have many more tips to share with you in the upcoming weeks.