Did you wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? You need a plan before you spend way too much money on all the wrong stuff. Don’t be that guy! And don’t panic, because if anyone knows how to find last minute holiday deals, it’s us! Okay, maybe that came out wrong… but you get the idea. Here are seven of our favorite tips for last minute holiday shopping.
1. Buy online, pick up in-store.
If you’re in a hurry, save yourself some time and cash by purchasing online (using an online coupon code, of course) and picking it up in the store. You’ll be in and out fast -no wandering the aisles in a state of indecision and, best of all, no shipping delays.
2. Score last minute free shipping with an Amazon Prime 30-day trial.
Score fast free shipping for little Timmy’s gift when you take advantage of the 2-day shipping perk that comes with an Amazon Prime membership. Order Prime-eligible items by 12/22 for Christmas Eve delivery. Not interested in shelling out for Prime year round? Sign up for the free trial and cancel before your 30 days are up.
3. Buy tickets for a future event.
Tickets to an event like a concert or sporting event make great gifts, and the best deals are always found online from brokers like ScoreBig and TicketsNow. You may be handing the recipient a sheet of paper yanked from your printer just a few minutes ago, but when that sheet of paper says that they’re going to a Chicago Blackhawks game at the United Center next month, it won’t matter that your printer is out of red ink.
Hero tip: If the event is out of town, book a hotel while you’re at it.