Sure, Black Friday deals were good. But what about the next enticing round of sales?
You know, the ones that start the day after tomorrow, when a new round of price cutting starts as stores try to offload excess holiday inventory and make room for spring items.
But is it really worth heading to the mall, especially when you’ve probably already stretched your December budget to the breaking point?
We asked money-saving consumer expertAndrea Woroch for her advice on navigating those post-holiday sales. She told us what to buy, what to pass on–and, more importantly, how to outsmart stores to keep your spending in check.
1. Make a List
“It’s just like holiday shopping,” Woroch says. “Bring a list, so you can avoid impulse purchases.” This is especially important now since you probably already spent a lot of money in December on gifts, charity and travel.