With long lists and tight budgets, holiday shoppers are making their list and checking it twice this season. 87% of consumers check multiple sites when shopping online, but how do shoppers know if they are getting the best price? We are joined by Smart Shopping Expert Trae Bodge and Trendcaster for online retailer Zulily, Claire Magruder.

Trae starts by saying that the time to start shopping is now! The official holiday shopping season has kicked off and if you take your time, you won’t feel as rushed and will be less-likely to go over budget. She recommends making a list with your recipients and a budget for each person.

It is also a good idea to make use of smart shopping tools. Zulily has a new product out this year called the Best Price Promise. Through December 19, consumers can compare prices at Amazon and Walmart, and Zulily will match those low prices.

Claire is a fan of gifts that can bring together you and your family to keep you cozy for not a lot of money. One product she likes are Mukluks slipper boots. She also shares some weighted blankets, perfect for holiday movie season.

At Zulily, they are all about bringing shoppers the very best value. 97% of the time, Zulily has the lowest price. So, with the Best Price Promise, they are really showcasing that to the shopper.

Trae also recommends spreading out your shopping over multiple pay periods. It is a good reminder, too, to treat your credit cards like cash. When your statement comes, pay it off in full if you can.

For more information, visit Zulily.com.