Hacking The Last-Minute Holiday Gift Rush | NBC News NOW

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Published: 12/24/2019

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With less than 48 hours until Christmas, retail sales are on track to hit a trillion dollars this gift giving season. Shopping Expert Trae Bodge gives tips and tricks on how to navigate the last-minute spending rush. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC vide...



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So, if you're still at a loss for what to get for someone, there are some really exciting products that we're seeing that are selling out like hotcakes this year, for instance, air pods. Of course, fitness trackers, robotic vacuums, the insta pot weighted blankets. Those are all really exciting this year. It may be hard to find very deep discounts on those items as we get closer to christmas, but ...
hey will make a very popular and well-received gift. We have a much shorter holiday shopping season this year we lost six days between thanksgiving and christmas, so a lot of shopping is happening at the last minute. Thankfully, because of digital technology, there are a lot of optionsfor digital gift-giving, so you can give gift cards. I can go to a site like gift card cranny. They have hundreds of different kinds of gift cards that you can give for your recipient, many of which are discounted. So you can save a little bit of money on your gift. Subscription boxes are another great option and also a lot of people, love experiences so giving gifts to say the museum, membership or magazines. Things like that make great gifts as well: [ music ]. Just because you wait until the last minute doesn't mean that you have to necessarily pay full price, so be sure to check out your favorite coupon site.

I like slick deals because their dealsare crowd-sourced, they have 11 million deal seekers, voting and vetting. All of the deals on the site, so you know you're gon na find the best deals and you don't want to try to ship something if you've waited until the last minute. So i would go into the store to get your merchandise and a lot of retailers. Like walmart target best buy container store, offer buy online and pick up in store, so you can place the order at home and then drive up and pick up your merchandise very quickly and easily, if you're, really down to the wire. Another great option is to take a look at your local pharmacy chain. Like your write aid walgreenscvs, they will have a surprising number of well priced holiday gifts and they also have photo gifts, some of which you can pick up that same day. So those are another option if you're getting really close to the wire on your last-minute gifts - hey nbc news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights, and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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