Cyber Monday Holiday Shopping Guide
Cyber Monday is upon us, SavingsAngel friends. Here are our tips to getting the best deals on this virtual savings event.
Yes, it’s true, the early bird does get the worm. While Cyber Monday deals will go on all day, it’s best you rise early or stay up late the night before. The best doorbusters will be snatched up quickly, and with the supply chain crisis still at hand, stock will run out and not be restocked.
Be ready to make purchases fast, so it’s vital you plan ahead.
Have Your Retailers Bookmarked
Another tip is to have the sales pages bookmarked for easy and fast browser navigation. The key is to already know what you’re looking for, so make a list in advance and be ready to price compare quickly.
Having these web pages bookmarked saves you time while you’re looking for the best deals.
Budget in Advance
The most important thing to keep in mind is to set a budget and a wishlist in advance and stick to it. A successful Cyber Monday haul will be within your budget. This means avoiding add-ons and not agreeing to any retailer upselling.
Keep Track of Your Expenses and Watch Your Bank Accounts
Keep meticulous track of what you’re spending and watch your bank and credit accounts with scrutiny. This time of year is the worst for credit card fraud and bank account theft. Don’t lose track of how much you spent and be wary as you shop online; identity thieves are always finding new ways to steal your information, so only ever input it on trusted websites.
Use incognito mode while you shop to avoid more information gathering and tracking, too.
Look at Shipping Costs in Advance
If you can, spend a little time looking at free shipping limits and offers on various websites. If a retailer offers free shipping after a certain amount is spent, try to get several of your items from that retailer to get free shipping on your order.
If you shop strategically and can nab multiple deals from the same store, chances are you’ll also score free shipping. Avoiding paying shipping costs isn’t difficult as long as you know their shipping deals in advance and shop accordingly.
Watch Your Doors Like a Hawk!
Package theft is at an all time high, especially with thieves knowing many packages on stoops contain valuables this time of year.
Track your packages constantly and as soon as you know something has been delivered, have you or someone you trust bring it inside your home or put it somewhere safe. One of the worst feelings is scoring deals on expensive items, only to have them stolen from your doorstep. Be mindful and weary of this and plan accordingly to have your packages protected if you won’t be home during delivery.