Hey everyone! Welcome to another day of Blogmas 2018 and it’s time for a chat about sales. If you’re anything like me, sales can be just too difficult to resist! I’m always on the lookout for a bargain and find it so easy to convince myself that I definitely need new makeup or shoes that I probably won’t wear that often But, hey! It’s a sale so it’s fine.
I think that the best way to shop in a sale is to set yourself some ground rules and really try to stick with them. Here are my main tips for sale shopping, especially at this time of year! This post is part of a collaboration with the wonderful Amy (from Fleur Du Belle) so head over to her blog to check out her tips, as well as checking out her Blogmas posts! You can check out Amy’s tips here!
- Plan ahead!
Make a list of things that you want to keep an eye out for, whether it’s clothing, makeup or homeware, as well as looking out for good deals on services (like Spotify or cinema tickets, etc.). This way you won’t end up buying a load of stuff that you don’t know what to do with and will never use.
- Get there early!
Sales at Christmas time (whether it’s Black Friday or End of Year reductions) can get very busy so getting to the shops early is a must. This will help to make sure that you can get your hands on the things that you want and that the shops won’t be completely trashed when you arrive. Plus, this also means that you’ll get home early to show off your purchases!
- Shop smart!
Don’t buy things purely because they’re cheap. Think about whether you’ll use/wear it or whether it’s really something that you need. It’s highly likely that you’ll pick up fun things which weren’t on your initial list which is fine but don’t rush into any extreme purchases.
- Plan your shopping route!
Know which shops you want to look in and where they are. This will save you time and will mean that you’re not wandering around aimlessly on the lookout for things in the wrong places.
- Don’t forget food and drink!
A lot of places will put out offers or coupons to people on their mailing list at this time of year. Take advantage of them! Stopping your shopping for a bite to eat and a drink is a chance to regroup and look over what you’ve bought so far. Plus it’s a chance to rest your feet!
- Be nice to your sales assistants!
This time of year can be incredibly busy so sales assistants can be stretched pretty thin, trying to help everyone who needs it. Just remember that a lot of the time, if something is damaged or sold-out it’s not typically their fault. They’ll be trying their best to help you out so try to be chill
Are you a fan of shopping in sales? Or maybe you’re just a smart shopper all year round? I’d love to know what tips you guys have!
Thank you for checking out my Blogmas 2018 posts and I can’t wait to share the rest with you! Check back tomorrow for more festive fun
I’d also just like to point out that I don’t want to cause any offence to those who don’t celebrate Christmas, these posts are just a bit of fun to go along with my own personal celebrations.