WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 – If you’re facing the dilemma of how you’re going to afford gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, then shopping online could be a cost-saving alternative. Many retailers offer free shipping during the holiday season and special discounts for customers who opt to purchase online as opposed to going into the store.
To save money (hey, it’s for next semester’s tuition) and time standing in line, check out the following Web sites that offer money-saving perks for doing your holiday shopping online.
Sites that Offer Free Shipping:
Offers free shipping to its members until Sunday, Dec. 17. Shoppers can save on shipping by purchasing gift certificates delivered by e-mail.
This online shoe store offers free overnight shipping for all orders placed on or before Thursday, Dec. 21.
Sites That Offer Unique, Inexpensive Gifts:
This store offers gifts for the movie buff, the gadget guru, the devoted dad, the country clubber or the travel enthusiast. There’s something for everyone on your list here. Shipping varies according to purchase.
Redenvelope.com provides inexpensive to high-end specialized gifts. For a more personalized touch, some items can be monogrammed. Last-minute orders can be shipped overnight if they are ordered by 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
This store is for the trendsetter in your family. If you have someone on your list who is always looking for the next “must-have” item, this store is for you.