Top Christmas Deals
Whether you're shopping for yourself or your entire family, finding the right Christmas deals can help you stay within your holiday budget. Along with some tips, we’ve compiled great deals to help you save money and find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
Before you dig into Christmas deals, first make a list of who you plan for shop for and their gift preferences. Doing this will ensure you don't overspend on gifts you don't need and that you don't forget anyone in the rush of the holidays. If you're shopping for children, take a look at what's currently popular for kids. Some online retailers keep bestseller lists of toys and video games. For example, you can view the top 100 lists of each category on Amazon. The lists are updated hourly so you always have access to the latest info. Other retailers, such as Target and Walmart, publish annual holiday catalogs with Christmas coupons featuring the most popular toys available.
If you're shopping for the handyman in your life, Lowe’s, Home Depot and Ace Hardware are ideal places to start. Popular Christmas promos at these retailers include special tool bundles that offer a significant savings over purchasing the products separately and money-saving rebates. For the fashionista on your list, head to Kohl's, Express or JCPenney. These stores offer clothing options for men, women and children, as well as all the accessories to complete an outfit. Of course, there may be people for whom you have no idea what to get. In those cases, an old standby is gift cards. Getting one for Walmart, Target or another popular retailer is sure to satisfy just about anyone.
After you complete your Christmas list, it's time to start hitting the holiday sales. However, before you do, make sure you're prepped to take advantage of all the many Christmas promos, perks and rewards that retailers offer. For example, Macy’s has a Stars Rewards Membership program. Based on your membership level, you may be eligible for shopping perks such as reward points, sales offers, birthday surprises, 25% discounts on orders, free shipping and 5% cash back for purchases made on Macy’s credit cards. Kohl's has a similar rewards program, plus Kohl's Cash, which is issued during special shopping events for every $50 you spend. Target has its RedCard debit and credit cards, which qualify you for 5% off all purchases, exclusive offers throughout the year and free shipping on online orders.