It’s December already.The hustle and bustle of the holidays has already begun. During this hectic time you can save money on computers, electronics, and yes, toys (wait until mid-month, if you can, to get the best prices).Look for sales and compare prices. Buy with confidence at stores that price-match, this way you can snag that hard-to-find item and be secure knowing you can get a price adjustment if it goes on sale after your purchase.
You’ll find some bargains during the end of the year sales on new cars because every dealer wants to meet his quota before the New Year. Try bargaining with the salesman so that you will get the best price. Remember, you are in the driver’s seat, literally.
Small appliances will be promoted; some will have rebates and other incentives, so especially look for those. Make sure to save the materials you will need for a rebate such as cash register receipts and box UPC codes. Keep everything you need together and make copies before mailing away.
Savings abound on tools and other hardware, for that handy do-it-yourselfer on your holiday list, will be at home improvements stores. Some of these are only available at this time of the year so be sure to think ahead.
In the grocery store look for baking supplies such as flour, sugar, yeast, chocolate chips, baking chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and cooking oil, as well as, pie crusts, ready-made dough, dinner rolls, frozen pies, cake mixes and frosting, pie filling, refrigerated cookie dough, spices, nuts, dried fruit, and oatmeal to be on sale. Combine coupons on sale items to save even more money. Don’t assume everything in the grocery circular is on sale. Know your prices and compare before you buy. In most cases, the items on the front and back page of the circular are the best value.
Gift cards seem to be on everyone’s list. There will be incentives for these too from getting a coupon toward your next purchase from the store or even waived purchase fees. Try to wait until these special promotions are available and buy then.
Happy holidays to all!