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November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday: 7 Tips on How to Get the Best of Online Shopping

If you hate the mass of crowds and long queues during Black Friday yet you don’t want to miss out on such amazing deals, there’s a better choice for you: Cyber Monday.

Taking place on November 26 this year, this huge event is the one most anticipated by online shoppers all over the country. Cyber Monday came to be known as the online version of Black Friday, with thousands of online retailers offering huge sales and discounts to attract buyers, old and young.

However, unlike in the traditional brick-and-mortar shopping, no one has to leave the comforts of their home on Cyber Monday, making it more convenient for everybody.

In case you’re wondering who started this cyber shopping frenzy, you can thank the innovative minds behind the digital retailer, Shop.org. With all the excitement brought about by the hordes of mall shoppers, the online marketing team felt the urgent need to come up with an alternative version of Black Friday. Their idea was put into action in 2005, which eventually became a popular hit among the public.

Smart Online Shopping Tips for You

Whether it’s your first time to join the Cyber Monday shopping rush or you’ve been doing it since its emergence, it’s always a good idea to be aware of its do’s and don’ts. In light of this, we’ve rounded up these seven tips coming from experts themselves:

  1. Check your phone apps.

Before the day arrives, make sure you already have the necessary shopping applications on your mobile phone. For sure, these apps will help you save money in purchasing your favorite items.

  1. Watch out for hidden fees.

Look for possible additional taxes and shipping costs before you hit the buy button.

  1. Read return policies.

One disadvantage of online shopping is that you don’t get the guarantee that the product you’re buying is actually what the website presents it to be. Don’t forget to review the seller’s return policies in case you’re not impressed with your purchase.

  1. Be on the lookout for promotions.

There are tons of websites that advertise massive discounts and deals from various sellers. Be sure to take note of them.

  1. Stick to your budget.

If you’re only shopping for the holidays, don’t bother buying other stuff that might draw your attention.

  1. Avoid websites with poor security features.

Never reveal your personal identity and card information on sites that do not have “https” on their URLs. Also, use a browser that can detect compromised websites.

  1. Compare prices.

Just because you’ve stumbled upon an attractive discount on an item you’re interested in buying doesn’t mean that you’re going to settle for it right away. Bear in mind that there might be other shops that sell the same item at more affordable prices. Check out Shopify to see their list of recommendations.

Brighten Up the Lives of Our Veterans

While we’re busy buying stuff for ourselves, our family, and friends on November 26—Cyber Monday, we also need to think about the needs of others who would cherish to receive something that can brighten up their lives. Among them are the veterans in your area who are beset with an assortment of problems such as service-connected disabilities, physical and mental health issues, lack of jobs, and homelessness due to extreme poverty.

Don’t forget that they are our nation’s heroes who fought for us, endured enormous sacrifices, and risked their lives to defend our freedoms and protect our nation’s security when they were still serving in our country’s armed forces. As such, we owe them an immense debt of gratitude.

With your generous heart, you can help these men and women get the assistance they truly deserve. All it takes is a simple vehicle donation. By teaming up with us at Veteran Car Donations, you can make a huge difference in their lives.

If you got a car that you don’t drive anymore, handing it over to us is a great idea ahead of the holiday season. Not only will you get to dispose of a vehicle that’s just clogging your garage with no hassles and at no cost whatsoever but you’ll also be doing it for a noble purpose.  Plus, we know you just can’t say no to attractive tax deductions!

Donating your clunker to us is really quick and simple. Once you’ve given us details about your automobile, we’ll take over and finish the rest, including all the necessary documents. We’ll assign a licensed towing company to pick up your vehicle absolutely for free.

We’ll sell your donated vehicle through auction and use the proceeds to support the programs of our nonprofit partners that cater to veterans and even active-duty troops together with their families. These nonprofits provide needy veterans with mortgage-free and specially adapted homes, physical and mental health care, job opportunities, education scholarships, and other benefits.

For more information on our car donation program, check out our FAQs page. For inquiries, you can call our toll-free 24/7 hotline 877-594-5822 or contact us online.

You can donate to Veteran Car Donations by either calling us or filling out our online donation form. We accept vehicle donations wherever you are in the United States since we have car donation programs in all 50 states.

Help Our Vets Enjoy the Coming Holidays

While looking forward to getting the best shopping deals on November 26—Cyber Monday, spare a thought for our country’s veterans. Call us 877-594-5822 and help them enjoy the coming holidays with your car donation.

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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