With Christmas just 4 days away and Hanukkah already here, most of us are finishing our last minute shopping or maybe just starting! Are you are feeling the pressure to spend but want to avoid long lines and all the other crazed shoppers?
At AnotherME, we’re all about saving time and saving money! That’s what we do for our clients every day. So of course, we have a few tips for those who have waited until the eleventh hour to get your last few presents… and a few tips for saving some money in the process!
7 Shopping Tips (when the clock is ticking and your wallet’s getting thin):
1. Free Expedited Shipping
Most retailers offer free rush shipping in the last few days leading up to the holidays, look for codes before paying expensive overnight delivery charges.
It’s a dirty secret, but there are many who just put a new bow on an old gift.
3. Ship-to-Store Specials
For those who want to avoid long check-out lines of shoppers or the shame of offering your gift post-holiday, quite a few retailers these days offer free delivery to their brick-and-mortar stores.
4. A Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words
Avoid rush charges and purchase a present online, then print out a picture and wrap it up for under the tree.
5. Magazine Subscriptions
There’s a magazine for every interest! Find a monthly publication at the book store, order and wrap the December issues!
6. Gift Cards
They’re everywhere! They’re easy to purchase and will save on shipping fees!
7. Best times to hit the Mall
If you just want to go to the mall, the best times to go are early in the morning, mid-afternoon and after 7PM! And why not plan to meet a friend for coffee, lunch or dinner to make your trip worthwhile!
Wishing you Happy Holiday Shopping …and while you’re in the hustle and bustle, don’t forget the real reason for the season!