Now that holiday shopping is kicking into full gear, we’ve been tasked by American Express to blog about our take on making smart online shopping choices. Throughout this week, we’ll be providing some of our trusty tips on making smart shopping decisions for the season. American Express is also extending an opportunity for TDO readers to win $250 of merchandise or giftcards through AMEX’s Membership Rewards partners. You don’t have to be an AMEX cardholder to win… but you will need to share with us your online shopping mistakes and favorite shopping tips!
In the comments below, share with us your biggest online shopping mistake. We will publish a list of “top ten” mistakes submitted by our readers in the next week and select a winner of the contest who can choose $250 worth of merchandise or gift cards.
To kick things off, I’ll share a shopping mistake of my own…
Buying “final sale” clothing items when said item costs more than $20. For $20 or under, I could probably take the risk of committing to a deep markdown without ever having tried it on. But truthfully, I’ve bought too many things that were “marked down 85% but still $200 because it’s designer” which ended up not fitting… with no recourse. They now sit in a pile in the back of my closet- and just to think, that aggregated together, my mistake purchases could’ve totaled into something investment-worthy and fantastic. Sigh. You live, shop, and learn.
Now be sure to share with us your mistakes to enter to win (and so I don’t make them this season) and stay tuned for more tips this week!