Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Smart Shopping: Holiday Savings
Holiday shopping is in full swing, and if you're pinching pennies this Christmas, we're going to show how to spot the best savings and get your money's worth. Seven's Robbin Simmons has more in tonight's Smart Shopping.
WSVN -- If your Santa is strapped for cash this holiday season.
Jorge Chavarria: "We try to maintain a budget on everything that we buy."
Getting a head start on your Christmas list will save you time and money.
Ellen Wilbran: "I believe if you come early, it's a good time to shop."
Eli Stephan: "We have a lot of our guests shopping now. You can shop early, have coupons and not worry about the rush at the end."
Target is enticing customers with some good bargains.
Eli Stephan: "We have great ideas for under $30, under $50."
Smart Shoppers know to take advantage of coupon books and sales.
Shopper: "Look at the sales and try to catch them whenever I can."
For big savings, check the front of the aisles.
Eli Stephan: "That's where our sales are, our price cuts and the top sellers."
People who shop at Kohl's also say look for sale signs and freebies.
Josh Burnette: "We've been looking at a lot of things that have sale signs, looking for a lot of things that say, 'buy one get one free.'"
And don't think jewelry is too much for your budget.
Tom Gebhardt: "We have pricing that's anywhere between 50 percent off the original price, all the way up to 55 to 60 percent off."
Another smart tip is shopping on-line. Kohl's and other retailers offer incentives the help you check out with extra savings.
Tom Gebhardt: "We have additional values on-line that we don't feature in the store."
Robbin Simmons: "Now if you're a gift card giver this year, you need to be very careful with the economy. A lot of stores are saying they might end up going out of business. An alternative is getting a Visa gift card through your bank. Those can be used anywhere."
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