Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Take a Few Tips to Survive the Christmas Rush

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Take a Few Tips to Survive the Christmas Rush

Article excerpt

WHEN it comes to Christmas shopping - most people have had more than enough of the countless credit card transactions and rolls of wrapping paper when the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve.

But with just 15 days until the man in red pays his yearly visit, here are a few tips to surviving the shopping season.

One of the rules many of us fail to follow is don't wait until the last minute; however, it's not entirely too late to beat the rush.

In fact, one of the best ways to avoid the mad rush of people is to shop during off-peak hours. Many stores aren't very busy in the early mornings or later in the evenings.

Another way to stop the stress is to be prepared and have a plan of attack. One tip that can work wonders for anxiety is to make a list of all the gifts you wish to buy before you go shopping. …

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