Every year, Evans on Marketing offers a list of holiday shopping tips intended to help shoppers avoid overspending their budgets. Below, we offer our 2020 smart holiday shopping tips in the form of an infographic. In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, these tips are more important than ever. We wish you happy, healthy, and smart shopping. πŸ™‚

As we noted recently (“Taking on 2020 Holiday Shopping”), the holiday shopping season starts far in advance of Black Friday. Therefore, the date for our first discussion of holiday shopping keeps on moving up. For 2012, our holiday shopping tips were published on December 10. This year, the early look post appeared on September 30. Why? Most retailers launch their holiday shopping campaigns well before Thanksgiving. Big time!
 

2020 Smart Holiday Shopping Tips

Through the infographic, we offer a number of tips for you to shop smarter. Indeed, there should a valuable tip for everyone here. And probably more than one. πŸ™‚

So, here are our 2020 shopping tips as a checklist. Click the infographic to see a larger version.

By applying ALL of the tips in the infographic, you will be a much better holiday shopper. Start shopping now. Do not wait until Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or just before Christmas. Do not shop for all gifts at one time. Buy them as prices drop for each big-ticket item. Do not be fooled into thinking that retailers offer discounts (β€œsales”) on all the products that they promote. Some products are at their regular selling prices. Be flexible and comparison shop for the best deals. And try not to rely on impulse shopping. Stick to a shopping list. In general, act as smart as you can while shopping.

Read the tips. Then have fun shopping. For additional tips, check out Good Housekeeping.

2020 Smart Holiday Shopping Tips
 

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