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Memorial Day Shopping Tips from Business Consumer Alliance

Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us. For many, this is a time to honor the men and women who have lost their lives defending their country in military service. For most, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer which means fun in the sun, spending time with family and friends, and taking advantage of the countless sales that will be offered over the holiday weekend.

Memorial Day Tips from Business Consumer Alliance

As with any major holiday, companies are banking on your patronage to their businesses. The start of summer could mean great savings on apparel and home goods. Before you head out to shop, spend some time doing some comparison shopping. Check local fliers or mailers, internet advertisements, and commercials for significant sales. Also, check into any special coupons or promotions retailers may offer.  Many retailers reward their regular customers with special discounts and offers when they sign up for email updates. Take a moment to visit your favorite merchant’s website to see if they offer a mailing list. They may even have incentives if you follow or like their social media page.

Never forget to get a free Business Consumer Alliance reliability report on any business you plan to spend money with. We have thousands of reports on all types of businesses, as well as customer reviews. Our reviews give another unique opinion on a business’s reliability. After your shopping trip, visit our website and leave your own review.

While taking advantage of sales, keep in mind scammers and thieves don’t take a vacation. Make sure to remain aware of your surroundings. Don’t carry around large amounts of cash with you. Instead, try to use credit cards or checks. Be careful with your purse or wallet, or leave them at home, if possible.  Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. Oftentimes swindlers use distractions to get you off your guard with the intent to steal your money or belongings.

Businesses are you ready for the holiday weekend? Why not take a moment to check out your business report and update any information and also give your BCA storefront a makeover? Upload some current photos of your business or services. You can even update your social media links so your customers can visit your pages. Members, take advantage of the advertising space to post any current promotions or specials you may be running for the weekend. Need help? Our friendly staff is available to help you out. Also, have you placed the BCA dynamic seal on your website? The dynamic seal is available for both members and non members of BCA. With the seal, customers get direct access to your BCA report and storefront where they can read your report as well as rate and review your business.  Visit our BCA website and look up your company record to obtain the dynamic seal today. If you aren’t a BCA member already take a moment and apply today to see what BCA can do for you.

Whatever your plans are for the Memorial Day weekend, take the time to consider and honor those that have given their lives in service to our country. Perhaps consider using the money you save to send a care package to an officer, or donate to an organization that helps veterans and their families. Business Consumer Alliance wishes you a happy Memorial Day!

About The Author:

Nicole Pitts is a Senior Business Analyst for Business Consumer Alliance. She has been with the organization for 11 years and specializes in report writing, business evaluation, and investigations. Nicole corresponds with businesses regarding complaint trends and provides suggestions to help them alleviate problem areas that may cause concern. She also conducts advertisement reviews, reports on government enforcement actions, and assists government agencies in obtaining information. She enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with her family. Nicole can be reached by email at npitts@businessconsumeralliance.org.