|The Many Benefits of Online Christmas
by: Matthew C. Keegan
Over the past decade consumers have grown to appreciate
a new option in shopping for gifts for Christmas: the
internet. Yes, online shopping is here and it is an increasingly
important choice for consumers everywhere. Without even
leaving your home you can compare products, make purchases,
and have gifts sent to your home or directly to your recipients
-- fully wrapped at that! Read on and well take
a complete look at the many benefits of online Christmas
shopping and how you can make this choice work to your
Inexpensive Christmas Gifts
by: Rick Chapo
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means its
time to buy gifts. If youre a little light on funds,
following are ideas for inexpensive Christmas gifts.
If youre low on funds heading into the holidays,
stress becomes a problem. Dont sweat it. Here are
some inexpensive Christmas gifts that will be hits with
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Christmas Shopping: Bargains For You!
by: Matthew C. Keegan
This Christmas season promises to be one filled with exceptional
sales and across the board bargains for eager shoppers.
With fuel prices running high, interest rates climbing,
and consumer sentiment mixed, merchants know that they
must slash prices in order to move merchandise. Lets
take a look at some of the types of sales certain to greet
price conscious shoppers this holiday season.
Early Bird/Late Night Bargains Well before Thanksgiving
some retailers are already opening early or staying open
late in order to accommodate shoppers. A big lure: Get
ten percent back/off of select purchases over $50. Depending
on the details of the offer, you can either apply savings
to your current purchase or as credit toward future purchases.
Variations of this lure include incremental rewards, i.e.
$15 off of purchases of $75 or more, $20 off of purchases
of $100 or more, etc. Read the fine print as exceptions
Friends and Family Sales - One big retailer is offering
to their employees a way in which they can pass on their
employee discount to select family members and friends.
By offering the same discounts that the employee receives,
the employee will then mail directly to select people
a discount card allowing the customer to get the same
discount as the employee. For example, if the employee
receives a 20% discount, the family member or a friend
will get a card allowing them to get that discount too
[for a limited time only]. Many times this discount can
be applied alongside of sale prices for exceptional savings.
Lets just hope that an employee selects you to be
part of this plan!
Secret Sales. Okay, they really arent all that secret.
However, if you are a holder of a certain particular retailers
charge card, you will be invited to a special cardholders
only shopping event. Usually this event coincides with
an existing sale and essentially allows secret sale
participants the opportunity to shop one or two hours
before the store opens for business on a particular day
[usually a Saturday]. You get a private time
to shop, at least 10 percent off of sale prices, and the
opportunity to delay paying on purchases until well after
the new year if you use the stores charge card.
Certainly, not all merchant enticements are worth the
bother, especially if you are unable to pay off your charge
card purchases immediately. A 21.6% APR can eat up any
savings you gain in no time. So, shop with wisdom to reap
the greatest benefits.
About The Author
Copyright 2010 -- Matthew Keegan is The Article Writer:
[http://www.thearticlewriter.com who writes on a variety
of topics including: advocacy, automobiles, aviation,
business, Christian themes, family, news, product reviews,
travel, writing, and more.