Now that you have your Halloween party out of the way, you have bigger, and more exciting things to plan for. The holiday seasons are right around the corner and the holly jolly, big holiday sales (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) are approaching quickly. The good news is that you still have time to start saving.
Here are some tips on what you can start doing today to save big for the holiday sales:
Set a Goal
Before you start saving, set a goal for how much you are willing to spend on your holiday shopping, including the amount of money you’re willing to spend for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. That way, you have an idea of how much money you need to start a budgeting plan. Setting a budget is essential when it comes to saving for huge purchases during the holidays. That way you can slowly start putting money aside weekly to reach your goal.
Lookout for deals
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great days to take advantage of the huge deals stores have. For Black Friday, many stores will open their doors the evening of Thanksgiving. Taking advantage of the early time the stores open is a good way to stock up on items you need to purchase before they sell out. Also, Amazon has limited-time sales during their 12 Days of Deals in December where you can save huge on some of the most popular items! Be quick, because items will sell out!
Unlock your creativity
If you’re willing to save more money on Christmas gifts, you can use your creativity and create DIY gifts for your friends and family. Pinterest and Instagram are great social media accounts to turn to for some great ideas on what to make. Once you have an idea of what you want to make, you can head over to Dollar Tree or Dollar General to get some great supplies at a low cost! Now is a good time to have some ideas of what you can make so that you can be prepared. It doesn’t hurt to start early!