Sarah A. Miller, Deseret News
Retailers are gearing up to lure costumers into stores this holiday season by dropping regular retail prices. Meanwhile, the National Retail Federation is forecasting retail sales to only rise 4.1 percent this year, according to Market Watch.
This can be good news for shoppers because discount prices depend on how well the season is doing overall. Here are five tips consumers can use to grab actual deals:
Set an amount you can spend, as well as create a gift list. Study up on which stores have the best prices for your gifts.
Download shopping apps before leaving home to know updates on deals, coupons and price cuts.
Retailers understand when consumers are most likely to shop, which is after-work hours and during weekends. Doorbusters are offered at those times, but they will usually stagger them throughout the day to keep consumer traffic steady.
Coupon codes and money savers can be found online and often offer substantial discounts.
Avoid last-minute shopping
While items are sometimes deeply discounted the weekend before Christmas, merchandise is chaotic and picked over and staffs are ready for the holiday shopping to be over.
- Feds: Utah companies accused of conducting...
- The new Thanksgiving tradition: A quick meal,...
- Black Friday mayhem: A tale of humor and...
- Mark Zuckerberg is taking two months...
- Salt Lake chef wins round in 'Holiday Baking...
- Dino to help kick off Sinclair’s...
- How to avoid scams on Cyber Monday and Giving...
- Dog blood bank in desperate need of 'canine...
- Feds: Utah companies accused of... 26
- 5 ways you drive away millennial employees 14
- The new Thanksgiving tradition: A quick... 10
- Pfizer, Allergan $160B deal forms... 7
- Utah liquor commission going slow on... 4
- 5 Utah E. coli cases linked to Costco... 2
- In time for the holidays, S.L. Comic... 2
- Yahoo's CEO is running out of time to... 1