Consumers should see a healthy selection of goods during post-holiday sales. Knowing where to look and how to make the most of these sales is crucial for avoiding long lines and getting the most bang for your buck.
• Shortly after the holidays, retailers will fill the newspapers, touting their sales. Take advantage of these sales by looking over the circulars in your area. Keep your eyes open for good deals on everyday items and even gifts for next year.
• If you are buying discounted sale merchandise, be sure you are fully aware of the return policy. Being able to return items for a full cash refund is a benefit that should not be overlooked.
• Being familiar with the warranty on the items that you purchase can save you time, money, and frustration, especially when it comes to appliances, computers, or other electronics. If you're unfamiliar with the store, read reviews to see if you can gauge customer satisfaction.
• Lastly, if you're not willing to brave the post-holiday shopping traffic or crowds, consider waiting until after the New Year when sales and money-saving opportunities will be just as plentiful.
Who is Conscious Bride? She is an extremely abstemious (is that the chic way to say frugal?) and hardworking woman. She just so happens to be crazy about Mr. CB, butter pecan ice cream, and sushi (yummmm). She is soaking up the experience of planning the party of the century on a rather menial, but self-imposed budget. Who said it can't be done???