On behalf of Splender.com, I share 6 tips for conquering the Five Days of Smart Shopping, a.k.a. Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.

Five Days of Smart Shopping

It’s no longer just about Black Friday or Cyber Monday. From Thanksgiving evening all the way through Cyber Monday, consumers have endless opportunities to save on holiday gifts. So whether you’re planning a post-meal family shopping trip on Thanksgiving or shopping in your pj’s on Cyber Monday, Trae Bodge, Smart Shopping Expert from Splender.com, is here to share her five ways to master those five days.

  1. Make a List

Holiday shopping can be really overwhelming, especially during these busy sale days, like Black Friday or Super Saturday, so don’t keep your gift list in your head. It can lead to disorganized shopping and over/under buying. Instead, use a gift list app, like Gifted to keep track of recipients, their likes, dislikes & sizes, gift ideas and how much you’re spending.

  1. Earn While You Shop

During this shopping period and all throughout the holidays, use Splender.com or the new Splender Plus desktop plugin to find cash back offers. Click on an offer you like and shop online as you usually would. At the end of the month, receive a check or a payment into your Paypal account!  And what’s great about cash back around the holidays is that retailer offer even higher percentages than usual!

  1. Find the Best Deals

With more than 10 million community members searching for and vetting deals (the very best are voted to their homepage), you know you’re getting the strongest deals at Slickdeals.net.  They’ll have a dedicated Black Friday/Cyber Monday section featuring interactive scans, and knowledgable advice from seasoned shoppers.   

  1. Discounted Gift Cards

If you have a general idea of where you plan to shop, visit a site like GiftCardGranny.com to look for discounted gift cards. These cards can be discounted anywhere between 2-30%, an automatic savings when you shop with that card. Stack that discount with coupons or a cash back offer and you’ve just saved yourself a bundle! They have a great desktop plugin that lets you know when there’s a discounted gift card available as you shop online.

  1. Buy in Bulk

Hosting a group this year? Buy in bulk at Boxed.com!   You can order all the snacks, breakfast items and condiments you need to keep your visitors happy, and stock up on cleaning products and detergents to clean up after everyone leaves. Use the Boxed site or app to place your bulk orders in minutes and receive your order within 2 days – with no membership or shipping fees!

  1. Entertain on a Budget

For all your grocery needs, Flipp is a free shopping app that brings your local circulars right to your smartphone before you head out to buy groceries and gifts. The app helps you easily find deals, plan your shopping and save more money each week. Use the in-app shopping list to plan your shopping trip, stay on track when you’re at the store and find the best deals on everything you need – it will be especially helpful on Black Friday!