We're getting closer and closer to the big day! I absolutely love the Christmas season and everything that comes with it. Except for one little thing - TRAFFIC! So here is my first tip for this glorious season we find ourselves in.
If you can't use Ebates and shop online, there are ways to avoid major traffic. First - plan your route to use as many back roads as possible. These roads are less crowded and typically have less stoplights, thus saving time! Next - shop in the morning during the week. Most people do their shopping in the evenings and on the weekends. Shopping in the morning will help you shop with less crowds and with the best selection. Stores typically restock overnight so if you shop in the morning, you will be a step ahead of the rest. Finally, pair up. Try and shop with a friend or two, split up the lists and pay in cash. Send one person for clothes, one for toys and one for other items. This cuts down on time and also on the number of stops you need to make.
Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping!