Score bigWith Christmas coming upon us quickly, the holiday shopping season is here, whether we’re ready for it or not. It’s easy to feel stressed about all the people you have to buy for (and if you’re a CDL driver on the road often, it can be even more stressful). Unless you have the highest paying truck driver job, it can be easy to feel the pinch. The good news is, the holiday season offers some great deals. Stay ahead of the pack with these five tips. They’ll save you money and time.

Plan ahead. Many retailers start posting deals online ahead of time, and there are even mobile apps and websites dedicated to organizing special offers. Check them out before the holiday and start mapping out your plan of attack.

Shop in-person and online. Don’t limit yourself to shopping in-store. Many deals are also available exclusively online, so use the weekend to scope them out.

Set discount guidelines. Don’t fall victim to “door buster” sales that don’t offer that great of a deal. Make sure you’re getting the best savings by setting discount guidelines for yourself. For example, only look for sales where items are at least 40 percent off, ensuring higher savings.

Prioritize electronics. The holiday season is among the best times to purchase electronics. You can score great deals on top smartphones, whether you’re an Android or Apple fan.

Stay on budget with cash. Set a budget before you hit the stores, and shop with cash so you don’t get tempted to make impulse purchases. Once the cash is gone, you’re done shopping for the day — and can go take a well-deserved nap!


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