Make the Holidays Easier: 6 Quick and Easy Tips to Make This Year’s Holiday Shopping a Breeze

By Eric Openshaw on November 30, 2018

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This article about holiday shopping is sponsored by the Atlas at Strong Volkswagen. Visit Strong Volkswagen in Salt Lake City for a variety of new & used cars, parts, service, and financing. 

Holiday shopping can be a stressful but rewarding time of the year. While some of the best deals happen on Black Friday, you may wonder if finding deals after Black Friday is still even possible. Are you looking for ways to simplify your shopping this year? Here are 8 tips to make your holiday shopping easier.

1. Sign Up for Emails to make Holiday Shopping Easier

Retailers offer amazing discounts on products and services to their email list. If you go sign up for your favorite company’s email list you can expect to see some of these awesome deals delivered straight to your email.

2. Plan Your Route Before You Go

Make sure you know which stores you are visiting, what time they open, and what deals they offer. Remember those emails? Improve your chances of getting the perfect gift for your loved one just by checking your email.

3. Remember Not Everything is Really a Deal

Make sure you know the price of the items you are looking to get. Can you get it for the same price somewhere else? Can you get the same item on sale somewhere else for less money? Check all sorts of different stores to see who is really offering a deal.

4. Use Technology

A store’s social media pages and downloadable apps are a great way to plan ahead and make sure you get exactly what you need from the stores you need. Download the apps, then watch the savings roll in.

5. Avoid Distractions


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This one is two-fold. First, keep your eye on what you plan to buy. And don’t get lured into buying things you don’t need. But also, don’t let the deals and technology you can find them to distract you from getting somewhere safe as you drive from store to store.

6. Park Carefully and Get There Safely



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As you are driving through parking lots this shopping season, be cautious, be careful, and be alert. You can get easily distracted when you’re shopping till you drop. Just make sure you are looking out for anyone who might have other things on their mind.

When you go out holiday shopping this year, get there safely in the Volkswagen Atlas. With pedestrian monitoring, front assist, blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, lane assist and park assist, you’ll get you and everyone else there safely.

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