This article from Daily Finance includes some nice, basic reasons 2013 is setting up to be a “buyer’s Christmas.” But I wanted to expand on the article’s final point: the calendar is working in your favor.
Thanksgiving and Black Friday are much later than usual this year, which means retailers have less time to get your money, time and attention. That puts you, the consumer, in the driver’s seat. In response to this we’ve already seen some early deep deals and those deals will keep coming, even after Black Friday.
More and more stores are offering to price match merchandise, even from websites like Amazon, and offering other perks, like free shipping or freebies with purchase. If you’ve been shopping around and know what each store is offering, it never hurts to speak to a manager and see how he or she can make it worth your while to purchase from their store.
Have a smart phone? Arm yourself with a bevy of helpful apps to help price compare and find discounts or coupons. Or go old school and hit the stores with ads and coupons in-hand.
How do you plan to save the most on holiday shopping?