It’s that time of the year again!
The Philippines is known to have one of the longest celebrations of Holiday festivities around the globe and indeed, once the “-ber” months arrive, everyone is already counting down the days ‘til Christmas time! As early as September, you can already hear the carols starting and see bright, dazzling lights everywhere. With the Yuletide spirit abundant, it is no surprise that most Filipinos have also started with their seasonal shopping!
So why exactly should you begin your Christmas shopping today? Let us count the ways:
#1. Utilizing Holiday sales
Most malls have already begun their seasonal sales wherein you can score great discounts. Aside from this, several pre-order purchases are already up by this time so it’s good to place your orders now since some items are limited – better grab them while they last!
#2. Having early bird advantage
Despite some people considering this as “too early”, it’s nice to have the luxury of time to come up with the perfect gift. Of course, let’s not forget the benefit of getting a head start on the gift-wrapping! Lastly, in case you forgot to grab something for someone, you’ll still have enough time to think of a neat present instead of simply buying the first thing you see.
#3. Beating the Christmas rush
Speaking of last-minute holiday shopping, beginning with your list today will give you the advantage of calling dibs on the good stuff. Plus, it will also be less stressful and hassle-free since you wouldn’t have to endure the hordes of people cramming their errands the day before Christmas. It doesn’t hurt to be one step ahead, right?
#4. Developing savvy saving skills
Last but not the least, it may not seem so but starting with your list earlier can actually help you manage your budget! Instead of splurging your entire bank account savings in one shopping trip and ending up broke, take it one at a time and spread your expenses across several paychecks. Plus, in this way, you’ll have more spending money for the celebrations you’ll attend by December. Smart!
So what are you waiting for? Bring out those Christmas lists and be a smart shopper. Start your holiday shopping today!