With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are starting to make plans on finding the best deals on all the fun stuff we want and save as much money as possible. However, for a lot of us, getting organized can be difficult and we end up spending way more money than we planned or buying items we don’t really need.

Here are some tips to follow in order to get the best possible shopping experience:

1) Making a list


List all the people you want to get presents for, name the potential present ideas and dedicate the approximate budged. This will help you stay organized and not waste time figuring what to buy on the spot and keeping track of your budget.


2) Early bird gets the worm


Most people wait for Thanksgiving to start their shopping, but many retailer’s put out great deals throughout the year. If you’re dead certain on the item you want to buy, looking for deals on it regularly can be a good idea as you may end up on a deal you can’t pass.


3) Do your research online


Nowadays, you can easily find great online deals. Not only that, but you can also compare prices from various retailers and find customer reviews. Reading the reviews can be a good idea because it’s a great way of making an informed purchase and not ending up with a low quality product. If you see that a lot of people tend to be happy with their purchase, that’s a great sign that the product you want to get is actually worth it.

When you decide on a product, be sure to compare the prices for major retailers before you jump the gun. Sometimes, being patient and dedicating time to research can be a great money saver for you.


4) Black Friday


We all know what it is, it’s the biggest shopping day of the year. If you feel brave enough, you can hit the stores and try to snag one of those doorbuster deals. Due to the amount of interest and profit it generates, a lot of retailers are deciding to offer deals earlier, even before Thanksgiving. So be on the prowl for the whole Thanksgiving week and you’ll be sure to find some pretty sweet deals.


5) Cyber Monday


If you prefer to do your shopping online, Cyber Monday is your day. Although you can find some great online deals on Black Friday, waiting for Cyber Monday is still the better option if you’re determined to do your shopping online. Cyber Monday gets bigger every year and is now the biggest online shopping day of the year