Note from Hint Mama: Thanks to the folks at Groupon Coupons for sponsoring this post, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving week is officially here, meaning there’s a good chance you’re probably preparing your plan for tackling the shopping deals offered over the next week by nearly every retailer.
According to a National Retail Federation survey released last week, more than half of shoppers definitely will, or may, shop this Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Sunday.
However, before you line up outside your favorite stores in the cold or get frustrated by Web sites overwhelmed with traffic, consider that you don’t necessarily have to shop this week to secure generous discounts. Today’s hint is strategies for making any day feel like Black Friday.
Always search for a discount code before you buy anything online. In other words, before you make a big purchase, search coupon sites to see if you can find a promotion code that will help trim your bill.
One such site: Groupon Coupons, which Groupon started a little over a year ago. The site now partners with roughly 9,000 retailers to offer more than 75,000 coupons and promo codes, no consumer registration required.
I’m sure the notion of searching for a discount code may seem like common sense to some; but many of us may forget to take this simple step when we’re trying to quickly check a shopping task off of our to-do list.
Join retailer loyalty clubs and e-mail lists. This may be another obvious one, but it’s worth remembering that many retailers offer their most generous deals to consumers who take the time to opt-in.
Flash-sale sites (like Zulily) are your friend, as pointed out along with these other awesome additional tips for getting Black Friday deals all year long.
Of course, many people enjoy shopping amid the Thanksgiving-week crowds, whether to see the holiday decorations or out of tradition. If you fit that bill, by all means, enjoy the shopping festivities.
But if you’d rather spend some extra time with your family this long weekend, remember that you may not be missing out on saving money if you skip shopping this week. In fact, many money-saving experts have noted how retailers are increasingly diluting the power of Black Friday and Thanksgiving week discounts, offering generous deals earlier and earlier in the year.
What are your tips for finding generous discounts year-round?
This is a sponsored post written by Hint Mama on behalf of Groupon Coupons. All opinions expressed are my own.