How to Save on Holiday Gifts Online This December

With Black Friday behind us, the 2012 holiday shopping season is on. Retailers are eager to offer alluring deals and special offers to get customers in the door, which means there are plenty of great ways to save over the next month.

Here are a few of our favorite tips for saving money as you shop for friends and family this December…

Cyber Monday

If you’re ready to act quick, today (November 26) is Cyber Monday. Be sure to check out major retailers for deals on everything from electronics to toys and more.

Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals will run throughout the entire week. If you have your eye on a particular item, be sure to subscribe so that you won’t miss out when it goes on sale!

K-Mart also has some amazing Cyber Monday deals on TVs, monitors, tablet computers, and much more. Deals run through Tuesday, November 27.

Target’s Cyber Monday sale is a little more diverse, including items like Keurig brewers and great DVDs and books.

If you’ve had your eye on a particular home appliance for some time, then now might be the best time to buy with Sears’ Cyber Monday sale. Check out great discounts on some pricy appliances like washers, dryers, and more.


Though Cyber Monday only lasts today (or the week – depending on the retailer), that doesn’t mean the bargains are over as soon as December comes around. Before you buy anything online, you should always check to see if there’s a coupon code you can apply to your purchase.

Check Retail Me Not to see what kind of codes are currently active. At the very least, you may get free shipping or 10% off. Every penny counts!


Many retailers will offer final holiday sales during the week leading up to Christmas, eager to grab last minute buyers who have procrastinated. While it’s not ideal to wait until this point for all of your Christmas shopping, you might want to consider holding back on just one or two purchases until this time.

Many in-demand items will go up for sale right before Christmas in an effort to attract the attention of last-minute shoppers!

Where will you shop this December? How do you find the best deal?

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