10 Savings Tips for Holiday Shopping

Christmas is weeks away, but many consumers are already prepping for the annual holiday spending extravaganza -- and they may be on to something. Retailers, to be sure, are revving up the profit engines and setting their sights on Black Friday, traditionally the single biggest shopping day of the year. In the not-too-distant future, Christmas decor will be hanging from store rafters and weekly circulars will be advertising deals on coveted items. These tips can help consumers get their budgets in order, their money saved up and their plans in place for a smooth and financially sound holiday shopping season.

  1. Make a budget.
  2. Save now.
  3. Save up gift cards.
  4. Pay with cash.
  5. Purge to make room for new.
  6. Make a list and check it twice.
  7. Clip and save.
  8. Shop early.
  9. Sign up for alerts.
  10. Track your budget.

Source: 10 Savings Tips for Holiday Shopping - DailyFinance

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