It’s the end of the year and so many reasons to be cheerful. Sure, the season’s blessed with snow and home-baked cookies (finally), but everything everyone’s thinking about is holiday shopping. Dust off your wishlist, guys, and hang this handy calendar up on your wall. One of these days, it will help you make the smartest shopping decision in the most opportune moment.
Here’s when to shop online in November and December of 2018.
The First Two Weeks of November
Let Halloween pass in peace.
It’s the weekend after the scary holiday that online merchants start introducing early Black Friday prices, with discounts that usually go as high as 40%. It sounds better than it is, though, as most of these products are either off-brand electronics (cheap to begin with) or regular weekly specials rebranded with holiday colors.
If you really want to spend some money in these first two weeks of November, then do yourself a favor and dig deeper. Never settle for anything that’s not discounted by at least 20%. Also, avoid weekends – by Monday, online retailers will already have matched prices and decorated their shops with massive percent signs.
Black Friday: November 28 to 30
We don’t have to tell you about the magic of Black Friday shopping. In the online world, the most important shopping day of the season is followed by an entire weekend of shocking prices, so don’t skip it. If you don’t have time to browse, remember to subscribe to your favorite brands’ newsletters a couple of weeks before.
Cyber Monday: December 1
Alternatively, save yourself for Monday. If you’re into luxury online shopping, then this is the best possible moment to splurge on high-end products and couture. Be really quick and determined, and you’ll be able to find items with 30 or even 40% off. The offer is never broader than on Cyber Monday, so browse in advance.
The Christmas Week: December 21 to 24
As a savvy consumer, you know that waiting for the Christmas week to start shopping for gifts is not the wisest decision. It’s crowded and hectic, true, but this opportunity boasts a number of great discounts, typically on big-ticket products such as jewelry, furniture, and TVs. You’ll have to be very fast, however, as they’re usually sold at the speed of light.
Mark these days on your calendar and remember to keep tabs.
Happy holiday shopping, everyone!
About Author: The author of this blog is a content marketer who formally worked at Emerging NewsHub 24. A writer by day and a reader by night, he loathes discussing himself in the third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.