Yes, it’s that time to be thinking of holiday shopping. I really want to shop early this year so I’m not broke in December because I also have 3 birthdays in December. Saving money is very important but also getting what I want is too so Price Patrol sounds like the PLAN. Please read below and then download the app and get started with your shopping. Get prepared now so you’re not going crazy later.
Fall is officially here, and with that, planning for holiday shopping. While family members make their wish lists and Santa decides who’s been naughty or nice, it’s time to think about one very important factor in holiday shopping: your budget.
Here are a few tips to planning for and sticking to your budget this holiday season, from Price Patrol founder and CEO Vince Marconi:
1. Make your list and check it twice. Know what items you want and how much you’d ideally like to spend on each one. Going in blind will leave you blindsided at the register and ensure you blow your budget quickly. Luckily, Price Patrol is the only GPS-based, live inventory shopping app that lets users search the real time availability of the items they want, allowing them to get the most out of their holiday shopping budget. With the app’s Radar function users can save each item they are searching for – and set price parameters. Then, users get alerted to when that item is nearby and in the preferred price range.
2. Know what the hot items are and get them early. Toys R Us just released their list of the “Fabulous 15”, a list of the most-wanted toys this holiday season. Whether shopping for your son or daughter, or buying something for your favorite nephew, holiday shopping starts now and the season’s must-have items are already flying off the shelves. By the time you get to the store, who knows what’s left in stock? Price Patrol does. And, with its GPS alert feature, it’s the only app always shopping for you no matter where you are. Set your desired product search and wherever you move throughout the day, if your product is in range, you’ll get notified.
3. Set it and forget it. Start auto-transferring 3-5% of each paycheck into a savings account now. By the time you go to do your holiday shopping, you’ll have a nice chunk of change set aside that you haven’t noticed was gone.