Shopping tips to save money this holiday season

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Stores in Huntsville are packed with shoppers looking for their holiday gifts.

Studies show shoppers will spend more this year than last. Follow these holiday shopping tips to save money on gifts.

1. Take the time to make a list, and have a plan. Know who you are shopping for, and know what they like. Make sure your budget lines up with the gifts you have in mind.

2. Follow your favorite retailers on social media for exclusive deals. Stores will post contests and pop up deals on their Facebook and Twitter accounts telling about exclusive offers.

3. Shop in stores to save on returns. Parkway Place Mall Marketing Director, Molly Mitchell, says items are less likely to be returned if bought in a store rather than online.

“If you’re shopping for somebody and you know their size, you’re just kind of getting that size, but if you can get them to try it on, the return rate goes much, much lower. That, in the end, helps you save when you’re looking back at your holiday shopping,” said Mitchell.

Many Black Friday deals also continue throughout December. There are fewer items left near the end of the month, so don’t wait too late!

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