Top 10 Most Notable Types of Holiday Shoppers
Written by Zach Feintuch, Yahoo Mail copywriter
As you may know, Yahoo Mail is rolling out its newest feature for the holidays, Coupons, on both mobile and web. And with Black Friday / Cyber Monday nearly here, we’ve been thinking about all the different kinds of shoppers out there.
Here are the top 10 most notable shopping characters we see during the holidays… in no particular order.
Which one are you?
Robin (the Early-Bird Shopper)
Meet Robin. Her favorite month of the year? November. Her favorite holiday? All of ’em. A whole lot of love to give, and giving presents is her favorite way to do it. That’s why she plans holiday shopping in advance, sees all her coupons in one place within her inbox, and puts ’em to good use in order to get shopping done super early. With all her presents purchased and wrapped before the holidays roll around, Robin avoids the stress of crowded malls. Which means less time being anxious, and more time spreading holiday cheer!
Last-Minute Dan (the Last-Minute Shopper)
Ahh, Dan. What a guy. His heart’s in the right place but can never seem to prioritize his to-do’s, especially around the holidays. Which means a bunch of “Oh, shoot!” moments and even more last-minute shopping. What’s left for him come holiday time? Whatever’s convenient. That’s where Yahoo Mail comes in to save the day; by saving him time. Thankfully for Dan, his inbox kept all his coupons in an easy-to-reach Smart View. Whewww!!
Gaby Gift Cards (the Gift Card / Money Giver)
Gaby, Gaby, Gaby. She lives a hectic lifestyle. And with her full schedule, there’s barely any time to spend thinking of “the right gift,” let alone time to go shopping. That’s why she either buys gift cards in bulk nearly a year in advance (thanks to special coupons she receives via email), or gives money to everyone on her list. After all, that’s the easy thing to do. And her life just became easier thanks to Yahoo Mail.
DIY Denise (the Do It Yourself Gifter)
Denise puts her all into each and every gift she gives. And that means spending the time to make them herself. Her loved ones will never call her out on being “budget conscious” (or broke), which is perfect for this starving artist, so long as she gets to the stores early enough to grab the necessary arts & crafts supplies needed for her creations. Thank goodness for coupons, otherwise, the art supplies would really add up!
Mimi (the Selfish Shopper)
It’s alllllll about Mimi. She loves to shop- for herself. No need to stress about the holidays because she makes sure the things she wants are bought in advance. Will she take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Sure! …’cause when Mimi sees the coupons saved together in her inbox, she gets uber excited about how many more gifts she can buy for herself thanks to the savings she piles up.
Organized Adam (the Careful, Thoughtful Shopper)
Adam is thoughtful. He’s considerate. He’s… organized. And that means taking the time to gather his knowledge about who in his life will receive which kinds of gifts, and what sort of coupons he can use for each person. But it also means he’s developed a serious appreciation for the organization his Yahoo Mail provides. Because for Adam, it’s process, process, process. And he has it down to an exact science: Let Yahoo Mail do all the legwork, and take all the credit … It’s okay, he deserves it!
Hunter (the Deal-Sniper)
Hunter is … extremely careful with his money. Okay, fine, he’s cheap! So he’s constantly on the lookout for the best deals and may even partake in couponing from time to time. Or every weekend. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone!) His kitchen drawer is filled with coupons from Bed Bath & Beyond, and Black Friday feels like his birthday. In fact, if you ever see Hunter receive a new coupon in his inbox, you’ll be witness to the single happiest man alive. And that’s why he’s lovin’ this new feature from Yahoo Mail. Because it notifies him when a deal is about to expire. Basically, deal hunting has never been easier!
Johnny Moneybags aka Mr. Moneybags (the “Money-Is-No-Object” Shopper)
Johnny Moneybags has all the dinero in the world. He gets what he wants, whenever he wants it. But that doesn’t mean he’s the one doing all the shopping. In fact, his executive assistant, Penny, is the brains and the brawn behind his holiday shopping operation. And Penny needs to use coupons in order to save money and look savvy in Johnny’s eyes. Because the less money he has to spend, the more money she can pocket for herself as a “holiday bonus” so to say. Yup, she’s thrilled to have Coupons available to her.
Sensible Sally (the Cyber Shopper)
Crowds are the worst. Physical stores are a thing of the past. And besides, why go out when you can sit, click and tap? And now, she doesn’t even have to search for coupons because Yahoo Mail keeps them in one place for her. Every coupon she’s ever clipped, right in her inbox. Talk about a relaxing lifestyle, Sensible Sally is doin’ it right!
Manny the Maniac (the Scattered Shopper)
Manny is crazy. Crazy awesome! He loves to be around people and experience shopping in-person. He’ll wander through stores for hours on end, waiting for the perfect gifts to suddenly appear right before his very eyes. For Manny, shopping is a visceral experience. And luckily for his loved ones, they get some pretty amazing gifts out of it! But this unpredictable behavior has never yielded any holiday savings, as couponing never found its way into his lifestyle… Until now. Thank you, Yahoo Mail Coupons, for making it all too easy for Manny to ignore!
Happy Shopping, everyone!