Nov 21 2012

TGI TIPS: How to Handle Holiday In-Store Shopping

· Do it Solo Research shows that when shopping with a spouse or children, you are more likely to spend more time and money.  Focus on the task at hand and head to shops at off-hours or on weekdays.

· Support Local Businesses- Support your neighborhood brick-and-mortars this season by doing your in-store shopping on Small Business Saturday, November 24th.

· Browse Before You Go Use the Catalogue App to check out all the latest catalogues from 100’s of national chains. Take note of what you need from each retailer so you can stay focused and save time.

· Black Friday- Caution, this is a very stressful day to shop, if you can handle it, go for it. If not, spend the day organizing your online plan of attack for Cyber Monday.

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Nov 19 2012

TGI TIPS: Save Time, Do As Much Holiday Shopping As You Can Online

·Take Wrapping and Delivery Off Your To-Do List For out-of-town family and friends, order from online retailers that will wrap and send gifts directly to their homes.

· Don’t Miss Out On Cyber Monday- This is the one day you MUST dedicate to online shopping.  Stock up on big-ticket items, toys, bulk gifts and electronics on this huge day for online savings.

· Buy in Bulk- Start the habit of having “signature go-to gifts”. It saves you time and you end up having your own “style” of gift-giving. One year stock up on cool handmade coasters and rare brands of beer, or bling business card cases and Voluspa candles.

· Get Handmade Trends Sent to Your Inbox- Etsy is our go-to for handmade gifts. Sign up now for Etsy’s highly curated emails that are chock-full of gifting ideas and trends for every personality on your list.

· Avoid Paying for Shipping- Find free shipping deals at FreeShipping.org or wait until FreeShippingDay on December 17th.

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