The Shopaholic's Guide to Early Christmas Shopping

It’s time to say goodbye to your last-minute shopping habits.

( As exciting as it sounds, shopping during the holidays can be a real pain in the butt. The Christmas traffic, combined with the rush and the chaos, makes the whole thing stressful. We understand if you're not looking forward to it.

The solution, of course, is to do your holiday shopping in advance. And the good news is there's still time! Here are some tips for a fuss-free and fruitful Christmas shopping experience:

Make a list.
Instead of using up precious shopping time browsing through the whole store, have all your purchases planned out beforehand.

Shop where you can find most (if not all) of the things you’ll need.
Mas sulit ‘yung parking. Plus, you won’t have to spend more time being stuck in traffic.

Schedule your shopping days accordingly.
With a battle plan in hand, you’ll be more efficient, getting more done in less time.

Avoid food and other perishable gifts.
But if you must get food, put that last on your list.

Personalized gifts are always a safe choice.
Something simple automatically becomes meaningful if you put the recipient’s name on it.

Take advantage of pre-Christmas sales.
They’re not as crazy now as they will be closer to the holidays.

If you don’t have the time or energy, shop online.
Since you’re doing your Christmas shopping early, you don’t have to pay rush delivery fees or run the risk of your package arriving late due to the high volume of customers.

Pay with a credit card that has additional perks.
This way, you can make the most of your purchases.

Take advantage of promos such as Metrobank Card’s The WinZone, where you can win prizes like a brand new SUV or iPhone. All you have to do is use any of your Metrobank Peso credit cards while shopping. Spend at least P1,000 to get a raffle entry to win a Toyota Fortuner, or at least P3,000 to get one token code to play at for instant prizes. Good luck!

For more on The Winzone promo, go here. You can also follow Metrobank Card on Facebook.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Metrobank.
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