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3 Tips for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

I am a Sears Blogger. All opinions are my own. 

I love the thrill and the fun of shopping for gifts for the holiday. I love hearing my kids wishlists and then browsing and picking out something I know they will love. Of course, it’s not all fun and exciting all the time, shopping for holiday gifts at times is stressful and difficult too. Like shopping for the last minute gift for the co-worker you forgot you needed to pick-up before your work Christmas party.

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Huffington post put out a fun article on the 11 Secrets of a Holiday Super Shoppers. I can relate to so many of the “secrets” from their list, but especially #6 to price-match and price-adjust. I am always comparing prices before I checkout. Plus, I can be a bit obsessive about watching sales prices to see if they drop after I’ve shopped – so this one nails me right on the head. It may be a bit silly, but finding the very best prices makes me feel like I’ve scored and was able to gift the most for each recipient with my budget in mind. Keep in mind, you can continue to price match after the holidays, depending on your purchase date. So keep watching those sales if you had to shop for something last minute without the time to compare and get the very best prices.

My own best tip for holiday shopping is to shop throughout the year. My sister-in-law teases me about my “gift closet”, but I do literally have one. Whenever I find a really great sale or promotion on something that I know would make a great gift for one of my loved ones or one of the common times I need gifts (ie baby showers) I don’t hesitate to pick it out. It eases my December budget by picking up gifts throughout the year and saves me when I have to grab that last minute gift I forgot about, I don’t have to tackle the in-store lines!

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If you do end up shopping through the last week or two before Christmas, there is no where better to shop than Sears! They have really awesome services that can ease the stress (and ridiculously long checkout lines) during those last minute shopping trips. You can shop online and then pick-up your items with free store pick-up — guaranteed in five minutes for the fastest way to get your online purchases! This is perfect when you don’t have time to wait for your items to ship. You can even pick up items from Sears and Kmart at either of the stores, for more variety and choices without having to visit both stores.

PRNewsFoto/Sears Holdings Corporation
PRNewsFoto/Sears Holdings Corporation

You can even have your items delivered right to your car with In Vehicle Pick Up with the Shop Your Way mobile app. It allows you to pick up your online purchases as well as make returns or exchanges all from the convenience of your warm car! Just check-in on the app when you arrive at the parking lot and your order will be brought right out to you!

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What are your tips for last-minute shopping?

Camesha | Mama Motivator

Monday 22nd of December 2014

Great tips! I need to pass these on to my husband. He still has some shopping to do. I'm done!

Sarah Marturano

Friday 19th of December 2014

My tips are to have a list and stay on budget. Can't go wrong that way.


Friday 19th of December 2014

These are great ideas, I am glad this year I did not wait. I usually do and end up with crappy gifts. This year though? I am all in with awesome gifts. Each kid doesn't have many, well the youngest probably has the most but the older three have a few "big" type gifts that are going to be a HIT. I cannot wait! I even have all but two presents wrapped!!


Friday 19th of December 2014

I'm all for the curb side service that Sears offers. I like to avoid the crowd and do most of my shopping online. Great infographic.


Thursday 18th of December 2014

This is very impressive of Sears. They are definitely above the retail trend...great usage of technology and time saving!

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