Christmas is usually a time when more cash is spent in our retail stores than ever before, and this year looks set to be no exception.
Most UK residents are currently working their socks off in an attempt to get enough money to buy their loved ones the perfect presents, and although this is an essential step, knowing how to locate the best shopping deals could help to improve the situation significantly.
Today I’ve decided to compile a short post to highlight some of the techniques and methods you might like to try. Hopefully you’ll find them to be as lucrative as I have over the last couple of weeks.
There’s no shame in being thrifty, and to be honest, if you really want to get the most for your money at a time when the wider economy is in turmoil, you don’t have much choice. So, spend the next few minutes having a quick read through my suggestions and see which would be most suitable for you and your family during the winter months of 2013, heading towards the new year.
Always Look Online First
Thanks to the rise of online retail, it’s now easier than ever to find out about the best deals on offer from most high street chains, and this is why it’s vital you check certain websites on the internet before heading out to your local shopping centre.
There are also many sites that specialise in coupons and price comparison that you may wish to bookmark for future reference, as they tend to be rather popular amongst people looking to save some money.
Ask the Assistants in Store
Most retailers train their staff exceptionally well these days, meaning you should have no trouble finding out about the best offers and deals from whoever you speak to during your visit. Don’t worry about being a nuisance, they’re getting paid to help you out and so you’d be mad not to utilise them fully.
Start Haggling Wherever Possible
Sure, you might have trouble knocking Mr Tesco’s down on his prices, but if you consider purchasing your items from smaller independent stores, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to use some negotiation skills, especially if you intend to spend a lot of cash. Obviously you don’t want to push things too far, but obtaining a 10% discount on a load costing over £100 isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.
Utilise Modern Technology
Most people have got a smartphone nowadays, so it’s important we don’t overlook all the amazing money-saving apps available for download. A simple Google search should throw up lots of different blog articles detailing the most lucrative, so what’s stopping you from checking them out right away?
So, now we’ve come to the end of this article, you should have a much better understanding of how you can find the best shopping deals this winter. This obviously isn’t a definitive list, but it should contain enough information to get you started on the right track.
Merry Christmas my friends!