The holiday shopping season is here, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants to help you get ready. Whether you’re shopping at the mall, online, or by phone or mail, our tips can help you shop smart and stay on budget.
Make a list and set a budget.
Look for price-matching policies.
Carefully consider bargain offers.
Ask about sale adjustments.
Keep an eye on your wallet.
Use credit and debit cards with care.
Ask about refund and return policies.
Keep good records.