Navigating the Shopper's Wonderland: Your Guide to Holiday Shopping

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Navigating the Shopper's Wonderland: Your Guide to Holiday Shopping

Whether you’re a seasoned shopping pro or more of a casual browser who likes to avoid the holiday rush, these shopping days have something for everyone. Kicking off the shopping weekend,

Black Friday brings an adrenaline rush for the most dedicated in-person shoppers. Small Business Saturday offers a balance between in-person shopping and shopping at a leisurely pace. The mom-and-pop shops allow for a more intimate shopping experience with an added bonus of supporting local businesses. Cyber Monday brings the coziest shopping experience of them all, allowing you to get great deals from the comfort of your own home.

The first step is to figure out what kind of shopper you want to be this holiday season, and maybe it’s all three. In the meantime, let’s talk tips!

  • Plan Ahead: Be sure to do your research and make a list before you make any purchases. Look at the deals being offered and even sign up for newsletters or rewards memberships in advance for additional discounts. Don’t forget to check store hours too.
  • Compare the Cost: While you’re looking at wish lists, be sure to look at different ads to make sure you’re getting the best price. Most retailers will post Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in advance so you can see which day and which store makes the most sense.
  • Make Money While You Shop: Check out our Visa credit cards with low-interest rates, great rewards and no hidden fees. Save on all your holiday purchases AND get 1.5% back with our Members 1st Visa Signature® Rewards card.
  • Use Apps and Price Trackers: There are apps and browser extensions that help keep track of spending, prices and when items go on sale. This will help keep you organized, ensure you’re not overspending and keep you from impulse buying.
  • Stay Safe: Fraudsters are looking to target holiday shoppers and they are more aggressive than ever before. Stay vigilant, watch your accounts closely and know how to recognize fraud. Beware of any websites that look suspicious or where prices look too good to be true, because they probably are.

No matter what type of shopper you are, everyone loves a great deal. Whether you’re standing in line before the sun rises, supporting a local small business or clicking “add to cart” from your couch, following these tips will make this holiday shopping season a success.

Be prepared this holiday shopping season

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