Holiday Chores: 5 Tips for Finding the Best Deals in 2021
Sales of 2021 have already kicked off, but this year it's especially important to plan your gift list. Holiday shopping in the past 2020 has been associated with many challenges, such as a complex supply chain, a shortage of container ships, delays caused by additional stops, and reserve ports that have arisen since the start of the pandemic and have not yet been resolved.
Many of the top retailers have started early selling helping people get an edge when shopping. For example, Amazon and Target already closed early Black Friday deals, and Amazon tweeted that over a million toys from its holiday toy list were sold in October alone. Not only that, but a recent poll showed that half of Americans have already started their holiday shopping, and of these, a shocking 70% are facing out of stock.
We analyzed the situation and share with you 5 recommendations for finding the best deals in 2021:
Top recommendation: Shop early. It's especially important this year that you realize the importance of buying the sooner the better if you want your gifts to arrive on time.
Tip #1: Sign up for discounts. Many retailers offer discounts of up to 35% on email newsletter subscriptions, mobile apps, and reward programs. You can get a free email address just for these deals if you don't want them to fill up your inbox. Sites like Retailmenot.com offer coupon codes for many retailers.
Tip #2: Take advantage of holiday pricing matching: Multi-store prices will match across the holidays, and Target's new holiday pricing match guarantee is particularly competitive.
Tip #3: Use Online Price Comparison Sites: Price comparison sites allow you to see the price of an item in different stores so you can find the best price at any given time.
Tip #4: Get free shipping. One of the best ways to save money when ordering online is to not pay for shipping. Many websites offer free shipping if you spend the minimum amount.
Tip #5: Consider gift cards or vouchers. Many retailers offer online gift cards that are sent to the recipient in minutes. This is very relevant to the current situation. You won't have to worry about late gifts or running out of merchandise. As the holidays approach, look for restaurants and shops that offer gift cards.
Finally, we recommend you always have a backup plan and be flexible with your gifts. If you cannot find a gift of exactly the brand that you have in mind, then do not be discouraged, choose an analog, and you will get the best purchase, of the best quality!
We wish you a pleasant pre-holiday bustle!