This Month is the Best Time to Start Christmas Shopping ASAP!

As mentioned in the previous article, going on a shopping spree is one of the best pleasures to enjoy when booking a hotel in Manila. All the latest in gadgets and fashion could be yours at irresistible prices if you know where to look.

Shangri-La Plaza in Ortigas, Pasig City
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This can’t get any better, especially when the –Ber months kick in. After all, September is when Christmas deals and sales are starting to pop up in stores.

Believe it or not, NOW is the best time to get a headstart on your shopping. Here are a few reasons why doing your Christmas shopping in September is the best time.

1. You Avoid the Long Crowds

Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan City

Let’s start with the most obvious reason. A 2017 survey by Rappler indicates that only 5% of its respondents shop in September. This gives you more breathing room to get choice picks at SM 3-Day Sales, Greenhills Shopping Bazaars, and the like without the rush and traffic.

Speaking of traffic…

2. No Christmas Traffic Rush

Makati City Skyline
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The –Ber Months always bring some of the worst traffic jams, as if Metro Manila roads aren’t crowded enough. By doing your shopping on September, you won’t have to worry about the dreaded traffic jams of EDSA. Simply get in and out of the mall, and find a good space to park too!

3. You Have More Time to Choose Your Deals

SM Megamall in Ortigas, Pasig City

As mentioned before, this is the month where the sales start to pop up. By taking time to choose the best deals, you get more time to decide which bargains you want to hunt for. Places like Greenhills, SM Megamall and the like all have different deals in store.

Now that you’ve got the reasons, it’s time to hit the road and start the bargain hunting before the real rush begins. If you’re booking a hotel in Manila, you can even get great deals on room rates and be closer to these shopping havens.

Now’s a good chance to hit the department stores and get those deals first.