According to numerous studies (all conducted in my head) there are three distinct types of holiday shoppers.
1) The Super Shopper: This queen of the list is fuelled by a passion for purchasing and is a true hunter/gatherer at heart. The Super Shopper begins buying gifts for any given holiday, months in advance.
2) The Slothy Shopper: Since this harried shopper leaves everything to the last minute, she is fuelled by panic and large volumes of caffeine.
3) The Delusional Shopper: This shopper believes they have purchased everything necessary for the holidays well in advance. However, upon inspection of the various trimmings and gifts mere hours before the malls close for the holidays, self-doubt sets in. “Did I balance the stocking stuffers fairly between the kids? Actually, WHERE ARE THE STOCKING STUFFERS?? And what about the dog? He deserves more than a rubber bone in his stocking. And, my girl was eye-balling that Fisher-Price Gymnastics Dora at the store yesterday. I’m grossly unprepared! I’ll just run out and get a few more things.” This internal monologue is soon followed by the sound of tires screeching toward the mall.
According to another very scientific study (also done in my head) it is possible to be a combination of all three shopping types.
Case in point: Me.
Some days I’m a “Slothy Shopper.” Not because I’m lazy. I fault being too tired and too busy to function at full capacity. Some days I just can’t make it to the store. Or brush my hair.
Most days, I fall under the “Delusional Shopper” umbrella. I blame my over-active imagination and tendency to over-think EVERYTHING. Is there a self-help book for that?
But lately, I’ve experienced some “Super Shopper” moments of glory. Mostly because of my exceptional list making skills. And because I’m an avid pre-shop researcher. I visit websites like sephora.com to choose gifts for the ladies in my life (okay, mostly for me) and also fisher-price.ca so the kids can give me ideas about what to put on their lists. I also source and print any coupons I can find. Right now, Fisher-Price is running it’s Celebrate & Save promotion. They have chosen eleven popular toys to offer at a discount until December 31st (that’s right, even you Slothy Shoppers have time to get in on the action).
Here are four of the available toy coupons. Visit the Celebrate & Save website to see the rest, and to print coupons for yourself. No matter which type of shopper you are, every shopper likes a bargain.
Happy shopping everyone! By the way, if you’ve already finished your holiday shopping, please keep that under wraps, so to speak. You don’t want to anger the Sloths and the Delusionals…they can be pretty cranky this time of year.