December is upon us, and it comes heavy with the promise of festivities and ‘Holidaying’. But the holidays may be a blessing or a curse! It all depends on how you plan them. To avoid the last minute shopping rush that has become the norm for most people, why not start your shopping early? Here is why:
Shopping Early is less Stressful
Christmas, and holidays for that matter, should be savoured and enjoyed. To be on holiday implies a break from the norm, a respite from routine life and a chance to unwind. With this in mind, starting your shopping early, making a list and following through with it allows you to plan. You may be able to eliminate the stress you would have put on yourself when you only had a few days to round up everyone’s gifts. Again, you don’t want to spend all you had and miss out on more important things like school essentials and school fees!
Come the holidays, come holiday discounts. Shopping before Christmas allows you to enjoy all the Pre-New Year’s giveaways from different vendors. If you don’t take advantage of such, you usually don’t get them again in January. This may save you a lot of money in the end of the day. Hey, while we are still on this topic, why don’t you take advantage of our IT Sale, where you get up to 15% off on laptops and printers. Time Saving ‘You may delay, but time will not’. Shopping early allows you the time to plan and decide on what you really need. It sets the agenda and allows you to put your coins to good use. Time for instance, allows you to pre-plan (Shopping lists, budgeting etc.) and stay organized. Lists make your shopping a bit more purposeful so that you’re not one of those people who wander through the store looking doe- eyed and at a loss for what to buy. If shopping for school essentials, for instance, you avoid the stress of long queues, frequent visits to your branch because an item is always running out of stock etc.
Wider Selection of Products The days leading up to the holidays are always the busiest, meaning that there almost isn’t enough stock left at this time. Along with this, you can expect that all the prime gifts will either
Have already sold out or
Will be picked over- meaning that if at all you’re lucky enough to still find what you’re looking for, it’ll only be the remnants that everyone else already looked over and decided that they did not need.
Everything will be a lot less picked-over if you start your shopping early. Avoid this by setting out to shop earlier. Online Shopping
Online stores are a dime a data bundle these days. This said, starting your holiday shopping early only works to serve your highest good- besides allowing you to come across several early bird deals/discounts, it also allow you to do most of your shopping online. Try our online shop. Click on the banner (on the left).
By starting early you allow ample time for delivery of your purchases, and you will avoid the stress of not knowing if it will show up on time. Text Book Centre have a wonderful website that assures you of 24 hours delivery and flexible payment options.
Lists also rid you of the desire to buy on impulse as everything you need is already accounted for on the list.
By trying some of this, you can save money this holiday season and cash in on better deals/rates. Are you a last minute shopper? You can try these tips today and see the difference this year. We’ll be happy to hear from you on the comment box below 🙂
Take advantage of our online shop, visit www.textbookcentre.com to shop for books, stationery and IT products. While there explore the great deals we have this festive season. Happy Holidays!