By now, everybody and his brother's been telling you that this holiday season is going to be different than the previous ones. Duh! Nothing this year's been the same or similar to any of the previous years, so why would holiday shopping be any different?
One thing you've probably already figured out is that there would be no Black Friday in your favorite brick-and-mortar shops. So how do you find best Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals online this year? I'm here to let you in on a couple of secrets, so pull up your chair, grab a cup of pumpkin spice latte, and listen carefully.
First, let me tell you something you might have not thought of. Instead of heading to Amazon or Zulily in search of holiday gifts, make a vow to shop small brands this year.
The smallest of businesses have been the ones hit the hardest by all the upheaval that COVID-19 brought into our lives this year. Even better if you can shop locally. Why? Not only will you be supporting someone in your own community, but you'll probably be able to score free or inexpensive local delivery of your purchases. We at Buckaroo Bling offer free delivery to our customers in Kalispell and surrounding communities, and I bet many other small business do.
Second, once you've got an idea what you'll be looking to buy, do your research of small brands early, preferably a couple of weeks in advance, so you don't get overwhelmed with the number of choices at the last moment.
Third, and most important, when you find those online shops that are calling your name, make sure to both bookmark their website and get on their mailing list. That can take the form of signing up for a newsletter, a discount or other type of promotion. As long as they're asking for your email address, you can rest assured you'll be getting on their mailing list.
Why is this important? Most brands and online shops don't give equal discounts to everyone during the Black Friday week. Their mailing list subscribers get better deals than the general public. So, if your budget is a bit tight this year, make sure you become a subscriber. If you later decide you're not too interested in what you're receiving in your inbox, no harm no foul. It's easy to unsubscribe.
Here at Buckaroo Bling we'll be doing much the same. Our subscribers will not only get better deals, but also an early access to the sale while most products are still available.
As our jewelry and accessories are all made by hand in our studio, it'll be impossible for us to restock on a short notice those products that get sold out during the Black Friday week. So, if you want the best selection, early access to the sale, and great deals that the eyes of general public will never see, make sure you subscribe to our emails. You can do so either at the top of this page, by filling out the quick form in the blue banner, or at the bottom of the page too. Either place will get your name to our VIC Corral, the place for Virtually Irresistible Cowgirls and smart shoppers to be.
Looking forward to seeing you on the other side. In the meantime, check out some of our very giftable jewelry below.