Why Smart Shopping Strategies Can Ruin Your Holiday Budget

It is usually the early bird that gets the worm, but when it comes to holiday shopping, the early bird may also get the bigger bills. People who shop the sales may also spend more than those who plan on buying items at full price. It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But according to the American Research Group studying holiday spending, the average family who shopped early spent 14 percent more on gifts on average, and those who shopped the sales spent a whopping 53 percent more on average. what about online Yikes. Want another strange statistic? Those of us who … Continue reading

Online Holiday Shopping Tips (2)

Shopping online can save you a lot of money if you take advantage of these frugal deal secrets. I’ve already covered some of my top tips for online holiday shopping including my favorite deal sites. Now, let’s continue with more online holiday shopping tips. Shop on the weekends Most people shop online during the week, saving the weekends for shopping in the regular brick and mortar stores. Because the online stores know this, the set some big deals to occur during the weekends in the hopes of getting those sales. Take advantage of this and shop on Friday, Saturday and … Continue reading