Thanksgiving is fast approaching, that means the countdown to Christmas has begun. Many people spend the day after Thanksgiving bargain shopping for gifts but are the savings really worth staying up all night to wait in line for that must have toy? Is it really worth getting in to a fist fight when you can get the same deals online with the click of a mouse?
Most stores offer free two-day shipping, so you can skip the long lines and not that to worry about those ladies with matching sweaters beating you up for that fancy TV.
With the prevalence of online shopping, most stores offer the same deals online. Target has already released its ad online offering as much as $400 off a TV or a $50 karaoke machine that could be a big hit with preteens.
Old Navy now offers online shopping with a two-hour in store pick up for items that are kept in stock as a free service. Old Navy’s website also offers gifts starting at $5 and allows consumers to shop from five stores at once and have the gifts wrapped.
Amazon has everything that you ever needed and everything that you didn’t know you could not live without. For a hard to shop for friend or family member, there is a coffee cup you put Legos on and a number of diffrent other items you may not see in stores.
Amazon doesn’t just offer gifts it has pretty much everything and as students we get Prime at a reduced rate. Free two-day shipping and no minimum spending limit. Amazon allows you buy holiday décor, last minute gifts, groceries and offers the ablility to skip crowds and sick people.
A great way to show support to small businesses without leaving your home is to shop on Etsy. Many gifts are handmade and can be customized, gifts for anyone can be found.
Shutterfly.com is also a great option as well, if you want to make your own gift the website offers a lot a freebees.
Jessica is in the Digital Arts program and previously graduated with an AA in Liberal Arts and a Bakery Certificate. She enjoys cooking, hiking with her dog, Daisy, taking pictures and spending time with her family.
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