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Halloween is behind us, and though feasts of turkey, cranberries, and stuffing are on the horizon there is something much bigger coming: holiday shopping.

Every year around this time holiday shoppers begin making their lists and checking it twice. Unlike that free-loader Santa Claus, these lists not only incorporate what to get other people (and what to ask for), they also anticipate how to get the best discounts and deals. Black Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday – these are just a few of the days dedicated to great deals.

But deals aren’t exclusive to a handful of day, the deals are all throughout the season. Even more important, deals aren’t just exclusive to a price cut. Becoming a savvy holiday shopper means thinking beyond a percent off and getting strategic about your deal-seeking purchases. We here at Piggy will teach you the tricks of the trade to being an A+ holiday shopper, and the tool to get it done.

1. Look for Coupons

Coupons have evolved from the “Sunday coupon clipping.” Now, finding a coupon is as easy as a Google search. If you have a browser plugin on your desktop (Such as the Piggy plugin) or an app on your phone, finding a coupon can be done in a breeze.

Some shoppers may quickly handwave a coupon in favor of a reduced price, but consider this: most coupons offer an alternative means to savings or supplemental discounts. You could end up saving more on the total cost by using a coupon for something like free shipping, or taking advantage of a percentage off deal that could be greater than the already competitive discount!

A browser plugin like the Piggy plugin will have an additional advantage: it will auto-find coupons for you for the site you’re on. That means even if you forget to search for a coupon before getting to a checkout screen, Piggy will find the coupons for you. What’s more, Piggy is able to check the available coupons and calculate how much you’ll save, ensuring you get the deepest discount automatically. The best part: if there are multiple coupons on a site you won’t have to type each one in. The Piggy plugin will check all the coupons for you automatically.

2. Cashback is King

Cashback could be the hidden saver this holiday season, and might even end up saving you more than just discounted prices alone. 

There are a few reasons for this. First, cashback is key during holiday shopping periods. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the like are great for combining deals, but cashback is persistent throughout the holiday season. Further, you can find cashback increases on “off-periods” of holiday shopping. That means even beyond those big discount days you’ll find an abundance of savings.

The second reason is that cashback offers will fluctuate. You’ll find good cashback deals on key holiday shopping dates, but you could find even better cashback offers on days you wouldn’t normally shop. You’ll have to keep an eye out on things like cashback flash deals or increases for a quick period. Visiting Piggy’s site and using the browser plugin will help you with that.

 

3. Think Beyond the Product

Everyone loves the idea of opening a present during the holidays, but not everyone wants something materialistic. Trips, activities, adventures – these are the things that speak to many! 

But that doesn’t mean you have to give up the chance for discounts, cashback, or coupons. There are plenty of deals on experiences available, with the same opportunity for additional savings during the holiday shopping period. The trick is knowing where to look.

That’s where the plugin can help, in addition to any research you decide to do. You’ll want to get creative with where you search too. Travel sites are great, but there’s plenty of sites dedicated to finding local experiences for you to purchase, as well as online retail sites that have experiences available for purchase (such as Groupon).

The Tool to Help: the Piggy Browser Plugin

As you may have guessed right now, the tool that can help you with all these shopping opportunities is the Piggy browser plugin. This will help you find discounts faster, take advantage of deals easier, and find the best price in a flash. What are you waiting for? Get your holiday shopping strategies started by installing the browser plugin now! 

Installing the plugin is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4:

1. Head to joinpiggy.com

2. Click that “Add to Chrome” Button

3. Install the Plugin

4. Start shopping!

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