These days most people have to watch every penny they spend and stick to a very strict budget. At Christmas time, since you want to get the most for your money, you'll likely look for Christmas sales. Most stores go out of their way to drastically cut prices on their merchandise, so if you look hard, you'll be able to find some special items for sometimes more than half of the original price.
Here are a few different ways to find Christmas sales.
- One way to find them is to check the local newspapers on Sundays to browse through the different store's ad papers to see what they have to offer. Some of these stores also have coupons in these papers that might be of value, so make sure to double-check them.
- Another popular way to find Christmas sales is to look online. Most stores have their own individual website that will be able to list all their sales they are having or are going to have. Some will have online coupons you can print out as well. You can also find Christmas sales specials at the online sites that you cannot find in the stores.
- Many people wait for "Black Friday" to do the majority of their Christmas shopping to find Christmas sales. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. Supposedly it's known as the busiest shopping day of the season. On Thanksgiving day, you will be able to find a huge selection of store ads in the newspapers showing prices drastically dropped in popular items such as clothing, electronic and toys. Many people leave early in the morning or even the night before to take advantage of these deals. There are also special websites you can subscribe to that will tell you when each of the Black Friday ads have been released for early viewing online so you can start making your lists before-hand, print them out to take with you and let you know exactly which stores are offering the best deals. These web sites will send you an email letting you know when each of the ads are available. They can also tell you if certain stores are offering early Christmas sales that are only featured online. Some ads are shown as early as the first week of November.
- Word of mouth is another way to find Christmas sales. Be sure to ask your friends and family if they have heard any good ads featured on TV.