Officially Names November 22nd Coupon Code Day; Calendar Helps Shoppers Plan, Get Organized & Snag The Best Deals This Holiday Season
Mountain View, CA – Nov. 14, 2013 – Coupons.com, a leader in digital promotions, today released its Official Unofficial Holiday Savings & Secrets Calendar, which provides insider tips on ways to save money on everything from food for your feasts, to holiday décor, gifts, and more as well as score unexpected bargains this holiday season. The company also officially declared November 22nd as National Coupon Code Day. With retailers finding more ways to engage shoppers and entice them to spend, it’s important to ensure you are armed with the most up-to-date ways to save money as you check off your holiday shopping list.
“A little organization can reduce stress during the hectic holidays,” said Matt Wisk, chief marketing officer at Coupons.com. “Our savings calendar includes key dates and recommendations for keeping sane and on-track this holiday season.”
“The holidays can be a serious drain on not only your bank account, but also your time,” added Jeanette Pavini, Coupons.com savings expert. “And this year, Thanksgiving is in the last week of November, so there is less time for snagging those holiday bargains.”
Simply follow this handy calendar and you’ll be organized and saving money this holiday season:
• November 15th is Holiday Budget Day. Don’t groan – we know budgeting is the last thing you want to think about on a Friday, but it’s important to review your finances while you have your pay stub handy and before the shopping rush. Try to set spending limits for everyone on your gift list to help ensure you don’t go over budget. It’s also helpful to start browsing online to see which items on your list are commonly on sale so that you know how to tell if something is truly a good deal.
• November 20th is Clean Your Refrigerator Day. It’s a dreaded task, but how else can you make room for all of your favorites on Thanksgiving Day? Clean the freezer while you’re at it to ensure you have space for leftovers.
• November 22nd is National Coupon Code Day. It’s the last Friday before Thanksgiving and now is the time to prepare for the holiday rush, because it’s about to hit. Today’s the day to gather coupon codes for your holiday shopping, so check online and your mobile apps to find discounts for the big shopping days ahead. You can find codes for all kinds of gifts, as well as restaurants, so after a long day of shopping and saving money, you can get a discount on your lunch or dinner too.
• November 23rd is Get Your Frozen Turkey Day. At 16 pounds (to feed a family of 10), the average turkey needs four days of thawing time, so purchase your turkey the weekend before Thanksgiving to be safe. Be sure to have all your digital coupons—in-hand or on your store loyalty card—to save on all the trimmings, as well as everything else you may need to get your holiday off without a hitch.
• November 26 is Holiday Prep Day. Thanksgiving is two days away, and it’s time to start preparing for your celebration. If a fresh turkey is bound for your family table, the USDA says to buy your turkey one to two days before cooking it, so purchase today to make sure your local store doesn’t run out and avoid the last minute rush.
• November 28th is Thanksgivukkah. For the first time in over 100 years, Thanksgiving falls on the first day of Hanukkah. The last time this happened was 1888 and it won’t happen again for another 70,000 years. This day may go down in history as the first of two Black Fridays. Gobble Tov!
• November 29th is Black Friday. Take your pick on where to shop for the rock bottom deals of the day as you can find them just about everywhere. Whether you shop in-store or online, remember to refer to your coupon code list and in-store coupons on your mobile app to save even more.
• November 30th is Small Business Saturday. Get out and take a walk downtown to hit the shops to find some great gifts while supporting your local economy.
• December 1st is Deck the Halls Day. Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are in your rear-view mirror. Sunday is time to break from shopping to hang with the family and get your holiday decorations up…don’t worry, you’ll have more chances to snag deals.
• December 2nd is Cyber Monday. Deals start early today, so fire up your computer and get ready to shop from the comfort of your jammies. Be smart when you shop: make sure there is a secure checkout and don’t forget your coupon codes.
• December 3rd is Giving Tuesday. It’s important that in all that giving, you make sure to also give back to your favorite charities during the holiday season. Many charities participate.
• December 9th is Green Monday. With just over two weeks left ‘til Christmas, it’s one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, and you’ll see retailers of all kinds putting out new deals and promotions to help you find that holiday shopping spirit.
• December 13th is Stamp and Ship Day. Yes, the idea of standing in line at the post office is about as fun as a lump of coal in your stocking, but getting your holiday cards and gifts in the mail today ensures your packages will arrive on time. Even better, buy postage online to get a discount on priority mail. You’ll avoid the last minute shipping rush and save money.
• December 18th is Free Shipping Day. This is a great day to save a bundle on shipping fees if your packages are still not signed, sealed and delivered. Be sure to check Coupons.com for “free shipping” codes and other ways to save on your shopping!
• December 21st is Super Saturday. If you are among the millions of procrastinators who haven’t gotten their holiday shopping done, you can still find a few last minute deals. But remember, the deals are fewer than Black Friday or Cyber Monday, so you’ll have to be a smart shopper; don’t forget your mobile phone when you head out, as there are many apps that can help you get the best bargains.
• December 23 is Gift Card Shopping Day. While gift cards may not seem like the most thoughtful present, you’re running out of time, and we’d bet a $25 gift card to a favorite store would be more appreciated than a brightly decorated holiday sweater.
• December 26th is Gift Card Exchange Day. Got a gift card for a store you’d never shop in? Never fear, you can make an exchange. Simply check the site and instantly receive offers from companies that will buy your gift card.
For a high resolution version of the Coupons.com Official Unofficial Holiday Savings & Secrets Calendar contact the Coupons.com media relations team.
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Coupons.com Incorporated operates a leading digital promotion platform that connects great brands and retailers with consumers, offering digital printable coupons, digital paperless coupons, coupon codes and other promotions. For brand marketers, the company distributes digital coupons to millions of consumers through Coupons.com, approximately 30,000 publishers comprising the Coupons.com digital coupon network, our social presence and our mobile applications. The company also powers digital coupon initiatives in online marketing campaigns—including display advertising, email and social media programs. Clients include hundreds of consumer packaged goods companies (including Clorox, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, and Kraft Foods) and their brands, top retailers (such as A&P, CVS, Duane Reade, H-E-B, Kmart, Kroger, Safeway and Walgreens) and leading restaurant, toy and entertainment companies. For consumers, the company operates Coupons.com, which offers a valuable collection of digital coupons and coupon codes and also offers Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications as well asKitchMe.com and the KitchMe app for Google Glass. For publishers, the company offers solutions to monetize website traffic, including branded microsites, and Brandcaster, a self-service coupons syndication platform. Founded in 1998, the company is based in Mountain View, CA. To start printing coupons, visit www.coupons.com. To learn more about the company visit www.couponsinc.com. Visit Coupons.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/couponscom.