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Where to find the Best Affordable Holiday Shopping Ideas

Holiday shopping started earlier than ever this year, as many people are choosing to prepare early. This holiday season everyone is shopping online and holiday deals abound everywhere. Google is predicting that this will be the most digital holiday shopping season on record. One-third of people who usually shop in-store during Black Friday are instead planning to shop online. You may feel overwhelmed by all of the options and offers being made this Holiday Season. So, how do you find the best deals when shopping for a gift for your friends, family, co-workers (or yourself)? Check out these five sources for some inspiration:

  1. Red Flag Deals is the largest and most popular Canadian bargain hunting and coupon website. Their community of bargain hunters is constantly posting the best deals they find on the internet. Some notable sub-forums include the Hot Deals, Black Friday & Cyber Monday, and Contests forums. Check out this amazing deal we found on Red Flag Deals! 😉

  2. Indigo.com – Did you know that Indigo sells much more than just books? Indigo is known as Canada’s largest bookstore but it also sells toys, fashion, home décor, stationery, electronics & so much more. Indigo has put together some excellent holiday gift guides and has some amazing Black Friday Deals. Be sure to stack those deals with cash back rewards by making your purchase with an Indigo Gift Card from Perk Hero. Grab your $100 Indigo gift card to get $4 in bonus cash back rewards on Perk Hero. 

  3. Reddit is a network of communities based on people’s interests. You can find many great discussions in their forums on where to source the best deals and great gift ideas. We found this excellent thread with a Vancouver shop local holiday guide on Reddit. And check out this thread on Reddit discussing a great deal on gift cards! 🙂 Some of the top Reddit forums for deals are/coupons, r/dealsreddit, and if you like video games there is r/VideoGameDealsCanada. If you’re buying video games this Holiday Season, remember to stack your savings with Digital Gift Cards from Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo. Grab your $100 gaming gift card to get $6 in bonus cash back rewards on Perk Hero.

  4. Elfster: one way to find out what your co-workers want for this year’s Secret Santa exchange is to use Elfster. Elfster is an application that can be used to create wishlists and organize online gift exchanges. When organizing an online gift exchange, Elfster draws names randomly and allows users to ask their draw partner questions anonymously – maintaining secrecy.

  5. Perk Hero: how could we not mention Perk Hero? Just like Santa’s elves, we’ve been working tirelessly to bring you some awesome deals on high-quality products from local businesses. Check out our Holiday Gift Guides for Gifts Under $25, Gifts Under $50, and Gifts Under $100. Some of our favourite products are the Eminence Organics Must Have Minis Set, Refillable Small Leather Journal, and this beautiful Tiffany Inspired Bean Necklace.

Remember to support local entrepreneurs, crafters and artisans and, whenever possible, to shop local this Holiday Season. It’s more important to help support the local economy than ever before. Happy Shopping!

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