Get spend thrifty at the Dubai Shopping Festival
WITH one the world’s biggest and best shopping events now in full swing, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is offering fantastic bargains, promotions and all-round entertainment.
However, it’s important not to get carried away during the tempting sales; you might end up spending more than your budget allows for.
Instead, spend smartly! To help you make this year’s DSF the most successful and planned shopping spree yet, cashy has put together some helpful tips to make the most of the bargains with the help of Visa.
Stick to a budget
Allocate yourself a budget for some extra shopping during DSF. Build a shopping allowance into your monthly budget and don’t spree beyond your limit.
You will be able to make the most of this year’s best shopping bargains and enjoy guilt-free purchases.
Make a list
As simple as it sounds, start by jotting down a shopping list: this will help you to stay focused on the task at hand, reduce the danger of impulse spending and ultimately help make your shopping trip successful without blowing your budget.
Get gifts now
While we are talking of planning ahead, ask yourself if there are any birthdays or special occasions coming up. Why not make the best of DSF and purchase gifts for your up-and-coming celebrations?
Your forward-planning and spend thrifty tactics will pay dividends by saving you money in the long run.
Use your debit card
Use a debit card instead of cash for all your DSF purchases. If you are going on a spend-a-thon, debit cards are the safest way to spend.
Carrying large amounts for your shopping spree can be risky, because if you lose cash it’s more than likely gone forever.
Don’t be tempted to splurge on credit cards: getting into debt is easy, but getting out of it is far harder.
Be bargain savvy
During DSF the shops are not the only place to grab yourself a deal. By using your Visa card you can take full advantage of other bargains on offer.
Visa Infinite and platinum cardholders shopping at the Dubai Mall can enjoy exclusive two-for-one deals with Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and Dubai Ice Rink. Why not make the most of the rewards and treat your little ones when they begin to get restless from all the shopping?
Also, by using your Visa card during DSF you are automatically entered into a draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the London 2012 Olympics.
Put all of these tips to practice and rest assured that you will be thriftily spending and saving during this year’s DSF. Happy shopping!
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