December 14, 2012

Holiday Shopping 101

I know I may sound a little anal but every year, I make it a point to finish all my Christmas shopping by the 15th. I've had too many run-ins with things running out of stock or sizes.

In recent years, I've predominantly done my shopping online-- not only do I get to beat the crowd but I can use ebates for my cash back and there's usually free shipping involved anyways!

I just thought I'd share with you all a shopping tip that I almost learned the hard way today. I was greeted this morning by a wonderful email from Banana Republic saying that they are having a 30% off promo code sale. (Use code BR30LIST good till 12/16) It was a sign that I needed to finish up my shopping today since one of my final gift to be purchased is from BR.

I get on the site and thought "Sweet! What I need is in available!". Not thinking much, I took my sweet time-- maybe a whooping 10 minutes-- to get my credit card, ebates and coupon codeready and by the time I hit "add to cart" it was sold out!!! I kept trying to add it into my cart and it kept giving me this sorry error message about it being sold out just now. I seriously clicked like a mad woman for a good 10 minutes in disbelief.

Luckily, I noticed that I had added it into my basket already but just didn't realize it. So moral of the story-- if you see something you like, snatch it up immediately!! You just don't know when it will be sold out.

Hope everyone is on track with their holiday shopping!

1 comment :

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Guess I should have gotten the boots I liked yesterday - lol - yes, you are so right. Thanks for the story.
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