The holiday season is finally here! This year in particular, many people are turning to online shopping to find presents for their loved ones. Check out our tips for making the best of your online shopping experience.
Look Before You Buy
When surfing websites like Amazon or eBay, it is very likely you will see more than one vendor selling the same or similar products. That isn’t cause for alarm, but rather an opportunity to find the best deal.
Different businesses across the country use websites like Amazon to sell their products on a trusted platform. Take time to check ratings of products before purchasing to ensure high quality and dependable gifts for your loved ones! Before you purchase an item, make sure you understand the different shipping costs and methods to guarantee timely delivery.
Shopping at Small Businesses
This year more than ever, many people are looking for ways to support local businesses in the community. Many small businesses have worked to allow for online shopping either through their website or on social media channels. Be sure to reach out to your favorite local spots to see if they offer online shopping experiences. If a small business in your area does not have an online presence, they may offer contactless pickup options. The best way to see how to purchase items from your favorite small business is to call!
Homemade Is Always Better
If you don’t know what to give to your loved ones, homemade gifts are always a great choice. Use your talents to send crafts, delicious treats, or knitted and sewn goods as holiday presents. Our associates would be happy to help you coordinate sending these gifts to make sure they arrive just in time for the holidays.
Check for Senior Discounts
Several retail stores offer special discounts to senior shoppers on certain days of the month or week. To check out the full list of senior discounts, check out websites like The Senior List https://www.theseniorlist.com/senior-discounts/.
Search for Promotional Codes
Coupon-clipping in the digital age is still important, but it looks very different from snipping through newspapers.
Finding a discount promo code is easy. Use Google or other search engines to uncover useful specials and deals. There are a number of websites where users and retailers can share sales and codes, including:
- Honey – https://www.joinhoney.com/explore
- RetailMeNot – https://www.retailmenot.com/
- CouponCabin – https://www.couponcabin.com/coupons/
- DealsPlus – https://www.dealsplus.com/coupon
- SlickDeals – https://slickdeals.net/
From all of us at Solstice Senior Living, Happy Holidays!