CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Thanksgiving turkey has yet to be carved, it's already a winter wonderland in most stores. Retailers are previewing their "Black Friday" special buys now and are extending their shopping hours, with some even opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day! But if getting up at the crack of dawn and fighting the crowds is not your idea of holiday fun, you still may be able to score that "doorbuster" deal without having to leave your home. Many retailers are offering their early-morning discounts online this year. The Illinois CPA Society offers some tips for scoring the best discounts online while helping you stay on budget this holiday shopping season:
Ultimately, make sure you have a plan. Create a list of what you're looking to buy and how much you want to spend. It'll help keep you on budget, as well as keep your post-holiday bills low. And remember, it's not necessarily a deal if you never intended to purchase the item in the first place. If you're looking for some extra help with budgeting and other financial matters, choose a local CPA. You can find one with the Illinois CPA Society's "Find a CPA" Directory at www.icpas.org.
About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, founded in 1903, is the fourth largest state CPA Society in the nation, with more than 24,000 members. It is the premier professional organization that represents CPAs in Illinois. During its over 100 years of existence, the Society has advanced the highest ethical and financial standards of the profession, and has been a leader in educating the public on financial issues.
SOURCE Illinois CPA Society