It is at this time of the year, that businesses in the spirit of sharing and generosity slash their prices to almost half to spice up their sales. Moving into a new financial year, entrepreneurs love to have a fresh start and doing away with stock before it becomes obsolete motivates the deals and offers they put up for their customers.
Well, you will agree that the festive season is one that everyone should take advantage of. Most deals cut across all customers while others are exclusive. Either way, for someone who wants to make the most out of this festive season, here are a few tips on how to go about it.
1. Be an early bird.
The sooner you make your purchases the better. Early birds are treated to a wide variety of products that they get to choose from. It’s at this point that as a prudent consumer, you get value for your money in terms of quality and your preferences are met. If you happen to get into an offer late, you might have to deal with the leftovers that may be substandard. When you come across an offer, think fast before someone else pounces on it.
2. Explore E-commerce platforms
In this day and age, the convenience and reliability of e-commerce is what many people are adopting. During this festive season, buying gifts for your loved ones must have crossed your mind. Perfumes, clothes, jewelry you name it. While chain stores may have a limited variety of what you desire to purchase, e-commerce platforms, on the other hand, open up a whole variety for you to choose from at discounted prices to attract more customers on board. A 50% off on a neckpiece, could find its way into your savings kitty.
3. Buy in bulk
It will take another ten plus months before the festive season kicks in again. When you have enough to spend at the moment, some deals are worth drowning in. In these tough economic times, products are prone to inflation and overpricing. The last thing you want to deal with is buying a kilogram of sugar at thrice the price it’s trading at right now when you can get the whole sack at an affordable amount.
4. One deal is not enough.
Deals and offers vary from one seller to another. One might an offer on basic commodities like Unga, rice bread, sugar among others. Another might have deals for stationery or clothes. You can tap into either so at the end of the day, you have maximized utility.