Before your Thanksgiving meal’s even digested, the siren song of Black Friday will be calling, if it isn’t already. Sure, some of the best shopping deals are to be had at this time of year, but how to make sense of it and still keep your sanity?
If you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, or looking for the perfect gift for you BFF, you may have experienced the “holiday shopping meltdown”. It goes something like this: You’re in a store, maybe with the kids, and you’re on a mission to get a few things checked off your list, but the shelf is picked clean of the item you had in mind to buy.
In years past, we’d brace ourselves for a tantrum – the kids’, or maybe your own because how…many…stores do you have to go to in order to get the sweater for Grandpa or that special dress for your niece – in the right size??
I have vivid memories of my own mom having a near nervous breakdown in the middle of a mall, trying to make sense of her gift list, with four little girls in tow.
But now, you can shop smarter: With the Whitepages app, you can search for other nearby stores, find their numbers and call them to check on what they have in stock before you make the trip crosstown (or even across the mall).
Can’t find a clerk and the shelf is cleared of the jeans in the size you need? Use the app to search for nearby stores, and call them before you go. And check the price – you might find an even better deal!
Looking for the video game that’s on Johnny’s wish list? Forget about cruising aisle after aisle looking for that needle in a haystack—a quick search of other stores on WhitePages will give you options.
And while you’re at it, snap a photo of your dearest little ones while you’re thinking of it, or pick your favorite from your phone’s camera roll – and upload it to the photo center of a nearby store (that you’ve found on the WhitePages app) and you can design your holiday card while you’re waiting in line to checkout . You might even be able to you can pick them up on the way home.
Let us help you feel like you can do it all–and kick holiday shopping stress to the curb.