Holiday shopping tips

Holiday shopping can be stressful and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few helpful suggestions. First, always walk to the back of the store – that’s where the clearance items are. It’s best to start there. Also, you may not think you can bargain at a department or retail store, but you can! You can’t haggle on the price, but you can definitely ask stores to match prices of other stores. If a store has the item you want on sale but not in your size and another store has the item for full price and in your size, ask them to call the other store and honor the sale price – most of the time they will. Lastly, find out what day of the week your favorite stores do their markdowns. I know Gap and other similar stores do markdowns on Wednesdays and Thursdays. That’s when they get their new shipments in. Department stores often have Sunday sales, so look for markdowns on Saturday evenings. If you’re strategic, you’ll get the best sale items before they run out. Happy holiday shopping!

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