The countdown to the holidays have begun! What does this mean to you? If you haven't gotten a chance to start planning and shopping for loved ones for this holiday season, now is the time to start getting your game plan together before you start feeling overwhelmed and stressed.
Once Black Friday rolls on by and people start to fight for limited deals, that's when the urgency for buying gifts gets stronger. Avoid that feeling of desperation by starting now.
Write a list of all the people you're going buy gifts for and what they like. With that list, if a great deal comes on by, you'll be able to get it and save. The biggest reason for people not being able to save in the midst of incredible holiday deals is because they wait until the last minute. Remember, Target is price matching, so there's no excuse not to start early!
Here are this week's top 5 deals:
Deal #1: If you're getting ready for Black Friday with the ads being leaked right now, then I've got a great deal that you won't have to wait for. In anticipation of the Black Friday craziness and to beat their competitors to the punch, PS from Aeropostale is offering 50% off your entire purchase (excluding clearance, fragrances and licensed products). You can get some great gifts for your children, nieces, nephews and any child in your life. Limited time offer.
Deal #2: With all the parties you'll be hosting at your home and maybe even having out of state guests staying with you, you'll be doing a lot more cleaning than any other time of year, besides Spring. Right now, Hoover.com has a coupon for 30% off sitewide, plus free shipping. Take advantage of this offer to get a head start on your holiday cleaning. Expires 11/19/2012.
Deal #3: Are you traveling during Thanksgiving, Christmas or even early next year? If you don't have a place to stay or you need to get away and enjoy a vacation, you can save up to 50% on hotels at Orbitz. This is a pretty sweet deal since the cost of a hotel stay can add up very quickly. Too bad I'm not going anywhere for the holidays because this would have come handy! Expires 11/30/2012.
Deal #4: Do you have beauty items on your gift list for the special folks in your life? It's probably the easiest item to give since we all need to wash, moisturize and even make ourselves up. Beauty.com has a coupon for 20% off during the Friends & Family event. They only offer this deal once in awhile, so take full advantage of it while it lasts. Expires 11/09/2012.
Deal #5: Popcorn anyone? Whenever I'm at the mall, my children get super excited when they see the stand with all the popcorn. I am not sure how many flavors they have, but looking from the long lines, a lot people enjoy them. For this holiday, why not buy your loved ones some delicious popcorn. Popcorn Factory has a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase. Now that's a sweet deal! Expires 11/09/2012.
Get your holiday shopping done as soon as you can. I'm not trying to stress you out, only trying to keep you stress-free during the most stressful time of the year. Plan now and save more. Also, if you're a veteran,don't miss out on the incredible freebies including free meals at CPK, Olive Garden, Applebee's, Chili's, McCormick & Schmick's, Famous Dave's and more. Here's to another round of "This week in deals." See you next week!