I’ve already seen Christmas lights popping up around the neighborhood, and the stores are covered in holiday decorations. My kids have started writing their Christmas wish-lists….but I haven’t done ANY shopping yet. I’m hoping to avoid stores as much as possible and do the majority of my holiday shopping online.
Several years ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed that I’d love online shopping as much as I do, but the idea that I could avoid crowds, shop at any time of the day, and still find amazing deals makes shopping from my computer a no-brainer.
Online holiday shopping tips for the savvy shopper
- Make a list and check it twice- Before starting any holiday shopping, just like a trip to the grocery store, it pays to make a list of all of the people you are shopping for, along with your budget and some suggested gifts to buy. I’ve found that no matter what kind of shopping I am doing, when I don’t have a list, I do more impulse buying.
- Research- shop around! Find out where your favorite holiday gifts will be sold online and determine where you can find the best price – and when.
- Wait for free shipping- online stores will often offer deals for free shipping when you spend a certain amount. It’s smart to browse the store for other gifts you could buy at the same time to save on shipping costs.
- Shop early- My husband loves to save his holiday gift shopping for the very last minute. Not so online-shopping-friendly. Make sure you plan ahead so that your packages have enough time to arrive before the holidays.
- Remember to earn Ebates while you shop- What’s better than finding the perfect holiday gift? Buying that gift and earning cash back, of course!
How does Ebates work?
Ebates customers receive 1%-50% Cash Back on their purchases at thousands of different stores. As you shop, Cash Back accumulates in your account, and then every few months, Ebates will send you a Big Fat Check (or transfer funds via Paypal). Joining Ebates is free and new members receive a $10 bonus gift card after they make their first $25 purchase.
Take advantage of the November Holiday Sale: Ebates is offering double cash back between 11/17 and 11/30 (perfect for your Cyber Monday shopping)
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