Tips to Save on Holiday Shopping in Thorold

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday crowds and line-ups. Consider these tips to help you save during the holiday season in Thorold.
Shop Mid-week. Some studies show that many Niagara retailers typically promote their sales on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. For example, every Wednesday at Henderson’s Pharmacy, seniors save 20% on regular priced merchandise.
De-stress. Did you know that stress can actually make you spend more money? Take steps to avoid hitting the hectic mall or browsing online shops when you’re anxious or overwhelmed. Try meditating or doing some deep breathing exercises or waiting until after your fitness activity or yoga class at the Thorold Community Activities Group to make your purchases.
Use your rewards points. Earn rewards points for yourself while you shop for others, or spend your points to knock some gifts off your list. For example, the Pharmasave Rewards Card at Henderson’s Pharmacy lets customers earn and redeem points for purchases. You can even use rewards points or a combination of cash and points to buy holiday gifts. If you’re traveling during the holidays, the new Marriott Rewards More program lets members earn and redeem points for purchases from major retailers like Apple, Roots Canada and Lego. You can even use rewards points or a combination of cash and points directly on the sites.
Shop with a buddy. Many in-store sales require that you spend more to save more — for example, buy two get one free or buy four get three free. Instead of buying so much stuff you won’t be able to use it all, go with a friend to split the deal. They’ll also keep you in check if you stray from your list for an impulse buy.
Max out discounts. Some great ways to get the lowest prices include price matching, using a mobile app that compares prices and checking websites and mobile apps for special coupons. Another great trick is to compare in-store sales and prices with online — they’re often different and can help you shave some serious dollars from the purchase price.

Paul Carfagnini

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