Black Friday is almost here, and between inflated prices and the rising cost of gas, it can be harder than ever to stick to your budget. Continue reading for five shopping hacks to help you save money this Black Friday!
Make a list and check it twice
It’s not just for groceries—this tried-and-true shopping hack can help you keep costs down this holiday season. On Black Friday, make sure to shop with a list in hand to help you make responsible shopping decisions, instead of buying everything that catches your eye.
In the age of the internet, comparison shopping is a lot easier than trekking across town from store to store. All it takes is a few quick clicks to check if the item you want to purchase is available elsewhere, and for less.
Don’t shop alone
Shop with a friend to help keep you on track. You can share your intended budget with your friend, or let them know which gifts you will be looking for during your Black Friday shopping trip and ask them to help you stay within budget as you browse. A friend can also come in handy when you find a fantastic BOGO (buy one get one free) offer, but only need one item — split the cost to gain some savings!
Purchase discounted gift cards
Gift cards are a great way to save time on gift shopping — and money, too! Your Benefits Plus® membership entitles you to a large catalog of discounted gift and eGift cards, accepted at full face value. Choose between a great selection of participating stores, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, GameStop, Bath & Body Works, and more. Visit your local SeaComm branch location to upgrade your basic checking account to a Benefits Plus® checking, today!
For complete information, terms, conditions and exclusions please visit www.benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.
While most big-ticket items, like furniture and home appliances, are usually cheaper during other sale events, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you will find on TVs, laptops, audio equipment and other electronics will likely be the best you will find all year. If any of these items are on your list, plan your purchase for Black Friday weekend for steep discounts.
This Black Friday, earn points for every dollar you spend with your SeaComm Visa® Platinum in hand! As a member, you may already be pre-approved for a SeaComm Visa® through our loan pre-approval program, LoanEngine™. If you qualify for a pre-approved offer, you will be presented with it through our SeaComm Mobile app or NetTeller™ in the “My Offers” tab, via email, and/or a letter through the mail. Click here to login to your NetTeller™ to view your current offers! If you don’t have any offers at this time, be sure to check back every 60 days or visit your local SeaComm branch to apply.