Holiday Gift Ideas – saving money during the holidays
2013 Holiday Season
Holiday Gift Ideas
The purpose of this post is to offer a quick source for holiday gift ideas, offering links and merchant banners for a variety of products.
I read recently that during the holiday shopping season, a consumer is more likely to spend more money if they shop in a brick and mortar retail establishment (impulse buying) oppose to shopping online.
It appears that every year we witness an earlier start to the Christmas shopping season and this year is no exception. Thanksgiving is Thursday November 28 with Black Friday the day after followed Cyber Monday December 02. Some merchants are opening their doors even earlier on Thanksgiving Day.
Below you will find a link to my website where you find additional gift giving and money saving ideas.
Check out steals and deals section of my website for a list of unique holiday gifts and discounts which will save you money.
You will even find a service that offers unique gifts based on activity based products and services like flying lessons and cooking classes. This unique service is called “Xperience Days.”
Visit Money $ense for detail holiday offers.
My favorite place to shop for bargains is Amazon online and either my local Walmart or their online website.
Amazon has an advantage not only in great prices, but sales tax free along with free shipping on select items priced as little as $35 or more.
If you are a Amazon” Prime” member the free shipping covers items even cheaper than $35 and as an added bonus you receive online access to free streaming movies and television.
In the case of Walmart, if you purchase online you receive free shipping if either you have it sent to your local store for pickup, or the item meets the minimum of $45.
Lots of retailers offer free shipping year round, sometimes with no minimum purchase. Later this year hundreds of merchants will offer free shipping and guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve.