Shop Early to Save Time, Energy, and Money!

Do you know many U.S. stores offer special deals daily?

Holiday retail sales between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are fantastic. But do you know that many U.S. stores offer special deals daily? You don’t have to wait until the next big holiday sale to get a great deal! Check out Today’s Deals at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Then check your favorite stores for daily deals, and subscribe to their email lists to receive sales notifications. 

It pays to begin your shopping early. Start with a list of everyone you’re shopping for this year. Don’t forget yourself, your neighbor who always says hello in passing, a coworker or classmate who has a birthday soon, or someone you would like to surprise for no reason.

On your list, make four columns. In the first column, write the names of the people you are shopping for this year. Then record who your people are (self, parents, children, friend, coworker, boss, postal carrier, etc.). In the third column, write gift ideas for each person on your list. Next, set dollar limits. It’s okay to change your mind later. You might like to add another column to record where you find that perfect gift so you can remember to shop there again.

Once you finish your list and start shopping, you’re on your way to a less expensive and stressful holiday season. Just think how wonderful it will be to finish shopping early and have more time to relax and celebrate with friends and family.

OPAS is here to help.

Consolidating your U.S. online purchases can save you as much as 80% on your international shipping costs. Shopping early allows you to shop at more online stores before sending OPAS a shipping request. Consolidation is free with a Premium Membership and just $10 with a Basic Membership Plan.

OPAS stores your packages at no cost to you for 30 days. There is a fee to hold your packages for 31-60 days ($1/day or $2/day for oversized parcels).

Express shipping is an option when you shop and ship early.

For added peace of mind, OPAS offers an inspection service. Happy shopping!





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