BELOIT, Wis., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FatWallet.com, the savings resource for millions of online deal hunters, offers a variety of last minute gift options with online coupons and deals that can save shoppers time, money and convenience. Spanning from tickets, salon appointments, subscriptions and IOU's to final delivery and pickup options, shoppers still have several ways to secure gifts and find savings, including buying gift cards online. A 2016 Holiday Gift Buying Study reports that one third of adults and children prefer to receive gift cards during the holidays.
"Christmas lands on a Sunday, allowing for more last minute online shopping than year's past with shipping deadlines to receive gifts in time lingering into the middle of the week," states Brent Shelton, FatWallet Online Shopping Expert. "But last minute shoppers can avoid the stress from going to stores, shipping costs and wrapping presents by purchasing e-gift cards, with some at discounted pricing."
7 Smart tips for finding hidden savings days before Christmas:
Know Shipping Deadlines - Retailers offer a wide variance of delivery options this week. Gift seekers running up against the clock can access a comprehensive 2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines Guide (courtesy of FatWallet sister site BFAds.net).
eGift Cards - As one of the most coveted gifts to receive, last minute shoppers can avoid the majority of stress, stores, shipping and even wrapping by purchasing e-gift cards, some at discount or earning points and cash back for the purchaser.
In-Store Pickup - While the majority of free shipping deals will expire, dozens of stores offer free in-store pickup of online purchases and many will have items shipped to another store for free if the store in your area doesn't have the item in stock.
Subscriptions - Magazines, dance classes, cooking, yoga, online gaming, TV and many other subscribed activities can all be purchased online instantly, and gifted.
Spa and Beauty - Gifting an appointment for a spa day, massage, hair and nails appointments and other relaxing activities can be done online without ever leaving the house.
Tickets - It's fairly easy to purchase tickets to sporting events, concerts, theater and movies as a gift with the majority of purchases like these available online.
IOU - It's not the same as having a physical gift to give, but online shopping allows for purchased items to sent as a gift to others. Purchases can then print a picture of the item along with a note of when the item will be delivered.
FatWallet will feature early holiday clearance sales pre-Christmas. This year holiday clearance sales will start on Friday and Saturday, if not before. Last minute shoppers will find heavily discounted holiday themed items that make for great gifts and stocking stuffers in some stores, as well as online. On Monday, December 26, hundreds of retailers will kick-off end-of-year clearance on a variety of inventory, including heavily discounted holiday themed items that tend to sell out very quickly.
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