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Finding the best deals on holiday furniture

By Rachel Elmalawany 11.13.13

Planning for the holidays can be stressful. Trying to fit your whole family around your dining table may be one of the more difficult challenges of the season. If you’re in the market for new furniture for the holidays, here are some tips on getting the most for your money.


Doing your homework is a smart move before buying anything, especially a big purchase like furniture. Read customer reviews and ratings, compare prices, and search for deals. Many stores offer free shipping over a certain dollar amount; so don’t worry about spending an arm and a leg on shipping. You may also find more specials online than in-store. Retailmenot.com offers up the latest deals and discounts at the most popular stores. One King’s Lane also has daily sales offers for various home furnishings.


If you’re ready to brave the masses and head to the store, be sure to comparison shop around town. Don’t be afraid to check out warehouse stores like Costco or Sam’s Club.

What you see on the furniture showroom floor is only a small amount of what a company can offer. Ask the salesperson if you can see their catalogue. You’ll be able to customize each piece of furniture based on wood, stain, and fabric.

If you see a brand of furniture that piques your interest, take note of the manufacturer. Sometimes you can order directly from the manufacturer at a discounted price.

Don’t forget to finish off your new look with some new wall paint by using your member discount at Sherwin Williams.