Why it's Important to Shop Strategically Right Now

Why it's Important to Shop Strategically Right Now

When I was planning my wedding many years ago I had all sorts of dreams about what it would include.  Yes, the array of dresses, venues, and flower bouquets to choose from was mind blowing.  And I wanted it all!

But it was my Papa who pulled me to the side and said, "You have to live after the wedding baby girl".  Sage advice indeed.

Much like planning a wedding, the popular festivities that take place between late October to New Year's often cause people to forget about the rest of their lives.  It is indeed easy to do.  Hundreds of merchants set aside BIG marketing budgets and push hard to get us to spend our money with them.  Why not use that to our advantage?

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How, you say?  By thinking about the life that takes place after the holidays are over.  Here's how to strategically plan your shopping during the hottest shopping months of the year. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I, or is someone I know, planning a wedding or anniversary party in 2018?
  • Am I, or someone I know, having a baby in 2018?
  • Will I or someone in my family be graduating from a school or university?
  • Am I planning to take on a home remodeling project in the spring?  
  • Do I need to restock supplies or update equipment for my business?

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, now is the time to see if some of the items you need have been deeply discounted now?

How to Shop Strategically

For the Bride-to-Be and the Party Planner

Regular readers of this blog may recall the Wedding Week series I did this past summer.  Below is a photo from my gold and white tablescape.   The chic "YUM" menu cards by Minted, added a wonderful touch to the place settings. 

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Shop Minted Weddings to bring your dream wedding to life with unique designs from a community of independent artists. From “I do” to “thank you”, Minted has one-of-a-kind designs to make every wedding moment feel uniquely you.  Those planning a wedding, anniversary or shower can take advantage of the following Minted Black Friday discounts NOW thru the end of the month.

25% OFF Save the Dates with code BFWED2017
15% OFF Wedding orders with code BFWED2017
Up to 20% OFF Fine Art orders with code BF2017
Up to 20% OFF Art Gift orders with code BF2017
Up to 20% OFF Home Decor Gift orders with code BF2017
Up to 20% OFF Stationery Gift orders with code BF2017
15% OFF Baby & Kids orders with code BF2017
15% OFF Sitewide with code BF2017

For the Future Graduate

In this post, I included a detailed list (see below) of items many college bound students might need.  But the list applies equally to university graduates who will soon be relocating to their first apartments.  You might also consider purchasing something every graduate needs: a powerful tool to assist with proofreading essays, resumes and cover letters.  For that, I recommend Grammarly. For more information click the icon below.

For Home Remodeling Projects

Anyone who has ever remodeled a home knows that it can quickly become a black hole that drains every cent.  Plan ahead with these savings.

 Thru 11/30 Save $200 on all Mattresses CODE: "SAVE200"

Thru 11/30 Save $200 on all Mattresses CODE: "SAVE200"

 NOW 79% Off

NOW 79% Off

 Use CODE: NOV17DEAL (exclusions apply)

Use CODE: NOV17DEAL (exclusions apply)

 NOW 56% Off

NOW 56% Off

For the Entrepreneur

As a wife and daughter of small business owners, I know that there is always something that the "office" needs.  My go to spot for these needs is almost always Amazon.  Here are a few deals I saw today.

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I hope this little post encouraged you to think more strategically as you hit the stores this weekend.  Tell me, what events do you need to plan for in 2018?

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