Snag Last Minute Online Deals With These 4 Tips
So, you totally lost track of the days in December and you’re starting to panic since you haven’t even started to Christmas shop. (Guilty!) Fortunately, we’re not alone and many retailers are pulling through to give us one last chance at some serious savings. Here’s four ways to cash in on last minute deals:
1. Shop Green Monday: Green Monday is the third largest online shopping day of the year, only rivaled by Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Green Monday falls on the second Monday in December. This year, make sure to browse your favorite retailer’s online stores to find price cuts on this year’s hottest gifts. You will be able to check some big ticket items off your gift list all while putting money back into your wallet. Basically, it’s Cyber Monday for procrastinators!
2. Free Shipping Day 12/18: This is it, your final deadline for online shopping if you wish to gift on December 25th. Celebrated 6 days before Christmas Eve on December 18th, thousands of online retailers offer free standard shipping that guarantees delivery by December 24th. Some e-commerce sites will offer free shipping or discounted express shipping all week, so be sure to combine Green Monday deals with these special shipping offers.
3. Promo Codes: You’re in a time crunch for holiday shopping and retailers are in a final push to hit their fourth quarter sales goals. What does this mean for you? Extra discounts! Make sure to check retailer’s social media pages, newsletters and site banners for potential extra savings that take dollars or percentages off your purchase. You may also find great savings on sites like RetailMeNot, Coupon Cabin and MyCoupons.
4. eGift Card Deals: If you already have a list of gifts you wish to buy, get cash back or a discount on eGift card purchases to hundreds of popular retailers. Get a gift card deal and use the eGift as your payment method during checkout in combination with Green Monday price cuts, free shipping offers and promo codes. While most eGift cards are delivered within a few hours, we suggest purchasing the eGift card a day in advance just to be on the safe side. And if all else fails, you can send a custom eGift card to friends and family members as the perfect last minute gift.
Now that you’re heavily armed with all the savings tools and tips you need, it's time to get shoppin’! This is your last chance to score big discounts from the comfort of your couch and avoid last minute shoppers at the mall. Let us know the great deals you found and how you used the money-saving methods above by dropping a comment below.