Festive celebrations are such a joyous occasion that more often than not, you might find yourself overspending on gifts or home makeovers and starting the morning of Hari Raya broke with too much credit card bills.
And since Raya Aidilfitri is all about celebrating discipline during the month of Ramadan, why not practice the same self-resistance when it comes to Raya shopping as well? With our 5 simple shopping tips below, we guarantee you don’t have to sacrifice your Raya traditions for the sake of spending less. Here’s how:
#1 The list
Before you begin shopping, it’s crucial to get the boring yet important aspect of shopping 101 out of the way first: making a list and setting your budget. If you’re like most shoppers who walk in the store with one item in mind but walk out with 10 instead, it’s best to spend a little time laying down the groundwork. Plus, budgets help keep track of your spending so you can leave your credit cards at home.
#2 The hunt
Going window shopping can be equally as satisfying as shopping itself especially when you find the exact same item at 50% OFF the retail. One of the easiest and best places to go window shopping is online. Do it at home, during your lunch break or whenever that’s convenient for you. Shopee for example, has just about anything you could ever need and want on one easy to use platform. Also, keep a lookout for special online sales such as Shopee’s Raya Sale which offers amazing discounts up to 90%. Try it but be warned – it’s pretty addictive!
#3 The shopping trip
Now that you’ve got your list and know exactly which stores to go, it’s time for that shopping trip. We recommend picking a day where everyone in the family is available to avoid multiple trips to the mall. We all know how tiresome it is to sit through traffic and having to spend on a brand new toy every time the kids step into a store. Parents can take turn watching the kids while the other shops the list.
#4 The virtual shopping trip
Say you forgot something on the list or maybe you want to skip the hassle of actually driving to the mall and wading through the endless crowd of shoppers altogether, what do you do? Simple – go virtual shopping with the whole family! And remember point #2 about special online sales? Hint hint. Get ready to save not just time but money as well. It’s a win win situation.
#5 More for your money
Here’s a little something extra you can do to get more for your money. When you’re looking out for a great bargain, keep in mind online and offline stores that offer extra discounts through coupon or promo codes. Some online stores even offer FREE shipping when you spend a set minimum amount. Sure it requires a little effort but even 20% savings can do wonders for your future budget.
So there it is – 5 super easy shopping tips to keep you and your family from overspending this Raya. For a completely stress-free shopping experience, we highly recommend shopping online to get the best deals without leaving the comfort of your home. Say goodbye to waiting around, kids getting lost in the crowd and working through traffic.
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