- Be thorough in your research by utilizing all of the resources the Internet provides, particularly social media networks, to compare prices and search for online-only bargains that guarantee you’ll save money.
- Update your home computer’s anti-virus software and security tools before you start shopping, and if using a wireless connection, make sure it’s encrypted with a password.
- Don’t Procrastinate! Prices and inventories change quickly online this time of year, so to ensure that you get what you’re looking for, shop and order early.
- Carefully review every online retailer’s terms and conditions, as well as their return policies, as they vary industry-wide.
- Beware of certain promotional emails requesting personal information or promising a special deal. Usually, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Create or update new online passwords that are unique and difficult to steal — avoid pet names, birthdays, etc., and incorporate numbers and characters.
- Use credit cards instead of debit cards, as you’ll be better protected from fraud and face less liability in the event of your card number being stolen.
- Shop only on certifiably secure websites: look for web addresses beginning with https:// and double check that you’re on a secure connection before entering personal information.
- Be smart about where you disclose personal information — including phone numbers, addresses, and financial information — and avoid doing business with unverifiable entities.
- Look for delivery guarantees from online retailers and always keep hard copies of email confirmations of orders and delivery statuses.
- Seek out the freebies that some retailers include on orders of a particular size or volume; keep them for yourself or use them as stocking stuffers.
Juicy Couture $50 off $200 – GIFTED (expires Dec. 18)
Ann Taylor 40 percent off – THANKS (expires Nov. 27)
Steve Madden 25 percent off + free shipping – TURKEY (expires Nov. 24)
Benefit Cosmetics free high beam mini with $35 purchase – HLDYMINI (expires Nov. 28)
Kiehl’s $20 off $65 – HOLIDAY (expires Dec. 31)
Bliss 15 percent off $240 on Bio-Medical Research Products – THANKSBM (expires Nov. 29)
Saks Fifth Avenue free shipping on all orders – HOLIDAY (expires Nov. 29)
Sephora use code “SHIP4FREE” on all orders!
Banana Republic use code “BRJUMP30”
Nordstrom up to 50% off on sale items
Enjoy your thanksgiving , Black Friday! I’d love to see some of your shopping finds so feel free to comment on your fabulous finds!
Have a sweet day!