Shopping Tips for the Holidays Published November 15, 2017 In celebration of our lowest rate EVER, we are sharing the best shopping tips we could come up with for this time of year. Yes, 0% APR* is happening starting Nov. 22nd for all Maps Platinum and World Mastercards! Black Friday deals start early now, check out your favorite stores ads or websites to see when they are launching their sales! Shop Early: Waiting until last minute is never a fun endeavor. Shopping early gives you more time to enjoy making memories with your friends and family. Make a list: Staying organized is key for a successful shopping season. This keeps cost down by keeping on track and not forgetting that you have already bought a gift for someone. This has happened to all of us at one point in time. Check it twice: Write down all your ideas and go over them before you step foot into a store or go to checkout online. This saves a headache before gift giving happens and you realize you forgot someone on your list. Do your research: Research the best place to buy an item. Most stores carry similar if not the same merchandise, they all have different prices so be sure you are getting the best deal you can! This also means to research return/exchange policies. It’s better to buy gifts at stores that have the best return policies, it will save you headaches in the future. Email Folder: File away all of your receipts from online purchases. When the charge hits your card, make sure the amount you were charged matches with your receipt. This is also a great way to stay organized in case a gift needs to be exchanged. Remember your online and card security: for helpful tips, read these articles. https://www.mapscu.com/financial-education/online-security/online-security-library Take advantage of our 0% APR* for all Maps Platinum and World Mastercards. Don’t have a card yet, apply easily here! Most of all, have fun!