November 24, 2017
Courtney Jespersen, Consumer Savings Expert at NerdWallet, joins Your Cheddar to discuss the best shopping tips and tricks this holiday season. When it comes to Black Friday Jespersen says, "Stay on the couch!" There are more deals happening online than in the store. She also suggests looking at prices before you start shopping so you don't waste time finding the best deal when Black Friday rolls around. However, don't kill yourself looking for the perfect deal. Jespersen says sometimes there's not a "best deal." Or, the best deal is available at multiple places. She suggests picking the best option for you - if the price is the same at different retailers, and you have a gift card for both, pick the location that you are most likely to shop at again. She also talks about how to stick to a budget for the holiday season. Her three tips: set a ceiling for your spending, keep track of purchases along the way, and keep in mind other holiday expenses.