It might be easy to think After-Christmas shopping is like voluntarily running a race after just finishing a marathon! Shouldn’t the shopping be DONE? Is there really a good reason to hitch up the “sleigh” and head back out into the madness?
Yes. We think there is.
Now, if you’re feeling completely tapped out and overextended from Christmas shopping, December birthdays, or engagements, then After-Christmas shopping isn’t for you, BUT it is perfect for some.
In fact, all 5 of the Money Personalities could really get into After-Christmas shopping (you just have to learn how to speak their money “language”).
The Risk Taker –
The Money Personality most excited by adventure and variety will enjoy the hunt. Who knows what crazy deals there are to be found?
Online deal spotter, DealNews, said “In 2016 the best price on iPhones EVER was that week AFTER Christmas, surprising everyone. Risk takers will love discovering the great deal this year.
The Saver –
This Money Personality can almost hear the new “75% off” signs being hung in the windows as they fall asleep on Christmas. The Saver loves the huge deals.
At this time of the year, the retailers want the items on their floor gone. Not selling them for Christmas motivates deep discounts to move what remains.
Cameras tend to be deeply discounted after Christmas. And all Christmas decor is usually 75% to sometimes 90% off. That’s a price a Saver can’t resist.
The Spender –
What’s better than shopping before Christmas? How about shopping after too?! Spenders enjoy After-Christmas shopping because it means…more spending! The Christmas list is done, but we get to shop some more! Ho ho ho!
The Security Seeker –
This Money Personality gets an early start on next year’s holiday list if they head out (or online) to After-Christmas shop.
Imagine their satisfaction of checking things off a list 11 ½ months ahead of schedule!
Exercise equipment and workout clothing is often priced at its very best this time of year.
The Flyer –
This Money Personality loves the post-holiday buzz at the mall because most people are available to stroll through stores leisurely and even grab some coffee or lunch because they have time off of work. It’s a grand excuse to get together over “the break” for most Flyers. Relationships trump money for this unique Money Personality so they will love time spent with family and friends.
After-Christmas shopping and Christmas gifts are a pretty great picture of what we talk about every day at The Money Couple – the union of love and money. The shopping and the gifts given are to tangibly show others how special they are to us. It has very little to do with the cost and so much to do with the value of that relationship in our life.
No matter how you feel about money keep the “jolly” alive this week enjoying friends and family and the sweet surprise of a good deal.
Make it Happen!
Scott & Bethany Palmer