For a Stress-Free Last Week-Before-Christmas here are a couple of tips that will save you time, stress and money. And the link at the end of the short article brings you to even more shopping and consumer tips - not only for the Holidays, but year-round. Learn about some "Retailer-Tricks".
Make Your List
Write down everyone you plan to buy a gift for, no matter how small it may be. Include ideas of what to give each person, along with the maximum amount you’re willing to spend. Don’t forget to list the people who will receive holiday tips, such as your babysitter or mail carrier. This will help you manage your holiday budget.
Do Your Online Research
If you are not sure yet which specific item to buy, search for reputable online reviews. Sites who have lots of user reviews and ratings, are Amazon.com or Cnet.com. Here you will find out which products have the most positive feedback. To get the best online price, use Pricegrabber.com, one of several comparison shopping sites.
Free Shipping Anyone?
Amazon.com Prime Members get always free shipping (for two business-day-delivery, get the 30-free-trial) and all other customers on most items over $35 if they come from Amazon.
However, there is a day in December where many other retailers send you your orders for free - in time before Christmas: It’s December 17 and at the website http://www.freeshippingday.com you can find all of them, from L.L.Bean to Lord&Taylor and from Patagonia to Saks Fifth Avenue. Despite the free shipping, check their prices first!
Many More Smart Shopping Tips Can Be Found Here.