NEW YORK (WABC)—— Believe it or not, Saturday, September 16th marks 100 days until Christmas.
In some countries, this day is even designated as a separate holiday.
You can start your holiday shopping with a comparison shopping app or browser extension.
More early holiday shopping tips:
– Diversify your purchases
– Find free money
– Use a credit card that gives you cash back
– Use unused gift cards
– Sell old technology
– Upload receipts to sites like Rakuten or Fetch
Know when to shop:
– October 15th is the perfect time
– Black Friday is November 24th
Make yourself a Christmas prenuptial agreement:
– Set spending limits
– Secret Santa
– Go out for a night or trip instead of giving gifts
Don’t forget to think about your holiday travel, which is currently at its lowest level since December 2006.
It’s low season, the time between peak and off-peak travel times.
Demand is low, supply is high.
You can even buy a ticket now and use it as a holiday gift for a January trip.
The average price for domestic travel is down about $87, almost 30% below summer highs.
But it shines brighter on the international stage.
Savings range from $100 to over $400 per ticket.
If you want to travel during the holidays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you’ll be in the best position to do so before October 15th.
Three tips for buying cheap tickets:
– Avoid checking in on Saturday
– Mid-week travel
– Avoid fare bucket dumps: disband groups
It used to cost more than a thousand to fly to Europe, but now there is a 30% discount!
Fly to London from all three New York City airports for just $600 and change cars.
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