Like it or not, Christmas shopping is upon us. Between the barrage of television commercials and the mailbox laden with catalogs, you really couldn’t miss it. Yet, how are we to know where (and when) to get the best deals? This is when you can use that special bit of Christmas magic that we know as The Internet.
While Black Friday is touted as THE day for shopping, it’s usually stressful and overcrowded. There are better deals to be had from the comfort of your easy chair. Here are some of the best places to start looking.
The Wall Street Journal has created a nifty gift tracker. It will monitor prices on the top ten Christmas gifts ranging from KitchenAid mixers to Frozen Elsa dolls. http://online.wsj.com/articles/when-to-snag-the-best-holiday-deals-1415569005
I am a personal proponent for Cyber Monday. Once the Macy’s Santa Clause makes his appearance at the parade it’s Officially Christmastime. Cyber Monday offers deals hourly. However, according to Tech Times the best day for holiday online shopping will actually be on Thanksgiving. (Don’t get me started on that topic again. Although, I suppose if you’re shopping from the comfort of your home then this is an entirely acceptable practice.)
Still, Cyber Monday offers a bevy of red hot deals on high demand goods such as toys, electronics, clothing and accessories. Best Buy will have a special Cyber Monday sale ONLY on line.
The website www.blackfriday.com offers special Cyber Monday sales as well. You can sign up for email alerts for the latest bargain. They include deals from Samsung, 50% off Lucky Brand, along with deals from places like Target, Kohl’s and Macy’s.
Your smart phone is also a treasure chest of goodies. TGI Cyber Monday’s App hones in on specific goods, prices and locations. GeoQpons sends coupons right to your phone.
Bookmark your favorite websites now and sign up for emails. Special online deals are available everywhere from Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Toys R Us, and Amazon. Remember that if you are a student you can Join Amazon Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students
Part of the fun of shopping is the thrill of the chase. This technology may now make it like shooting fish in a barrel; can’t miss success!