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Cyber Monday Shopping Tips & Guide

Cyber Monday Shopping Tips & Guide

It’s holiday shopping madness yet again and needless to say, it is very easy to get carried away by super markdown prices, holiday music and the overall adrenaline rush. The ending isn’t always as pleasant – mostly including wrong-sized items and even things you realized you don’t actually need.

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So how does one shop Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and other holiday sales and deals without regrets? Read up on some handy tips below.

Make a list and stick to it.

If you intend to shop for Christmas gift-giving, it is best to make a very detailed list. That means listing down names of family and friends and what you intend to give them. More importantly, set a budget for each gift and stick to it.

Those who rely on a mental list either buy the wrong gifts or worse, overspend. Sometimes, shoppers have the tendency to hoard several of the same items, only in different shades or colors because hey, it’s on sale! In the end, most people realize that they bought too much or they stocked up on an item that no one would likely be delighted to receive on Christmas day.

Protect your personal and financial information.

Using your credit card, debit card and other bank accounts is inevitable in online shopping. But the instant and easy online payment also has its cons. That is, divulging your personal information online.

Fortunately, online shoppers can use other forms of payment which protects their bank account numbers and credit card numbers

Only buy from trusted retailers.

Online shopping can be a bit tricky and puts shoppers at some form of risk. Why? Because not all so-called shopping websites are legit.

Those who are new to online shopping or even old-timers who are shopping for the first time in a newly-found shopping site should do a quick check first. Thanks to the internet, checking for feedback and shopping experience review are a few characters and a click away.

Know your size.

It pays to know your size. This can save you lots of time as you won’t have to go hunt for the tape measure when you’re faced with S, M and L sizes instead of the usual more precise clothes and shoes measurements. That means adding to cart almost instantly!

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

Is the site offering 95% discount for big brand names which usually still cost a reasonable amount even during sales and deals holidays? If your answer is yes, then it’s best to keep away. Either the regular price is too inflated or if the shopping site is relatively unknown, a scam, phishing for personal and financial information.

With that, here is a short list of our favorite retailers and their Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers. These sales and deals are awesome and 100% safe!

Bedford Fair Black Friday: 30% OFF Everything! (4 Days Only)

The Honest Company

NORDSTROM - Shop Black Friday Beauty Deals!

Julep Beauty Inc.

The Watchery

CYBER BEAUTY! Today, Take 25% off $100 Qualified Purchases + Free US Shipping at BeautyEncounter.com. Use Code. CYBERSTEALS25. Ends 12/01/2014. Shop Now!

Cyber Week! 15% off everything and FREE shipping at PaulaChoice.com! (Valid 11/25 at 9pm PST – 12/07 9pm PST. Cannot be combined with other offers. Free shipping applies to US + Canada only)

Happy holiday shopping!

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