This year I am attempting to do all of my Christmas shopping online. I have 24 people on my gift list and so far 7 can be easily taken care of with online gifts. The others are a little more challenging because I don't know what they want this year.
So, it seems I have 3 choices:
Drive to multiple stores until I settle on something in desperation, pack and ship it at the last minute and hope it gets there in time.
Or buy something online, hopefully get free shipping and avoid the hassles of fighting crowds, finding parking, and wasting time and gas.
I have looked for toys on Amazon before and I always seem to want the one that doesn't qualify for super-saver shipping. This year though it looks like more items qualify so my plan might actually work and I might get the shipping for free. I do realize that I might pay more for items online because the things I am looking at are not on sale. So, if I buy online I am probably paying the same amount as if I bought something in a store on sale and then shipped it myself. What I am really saving is time and hassle.
I have grouped my gift list by household so my plan will make the most sense if I can find gifts for every person in that house online. If I have to send half of the people gifts by mail I won't be saving any time or hassle at all.
I had better get back to my shopping because I only have 3 weekends left and I am way behind!
Amazon has a deal going on with CoinStar right now. If you change $50 worth of coins to an Amazon gift voucher (no CoinStar fees), you get an additional $10 added on. Every little bit helps.
PS, I'll forward my list when I get it done :)
Hmm, maybe I can turn in my coin collection.
Do you want Thomas the Tank Engine or Bob the Builder?
I am partial to trains.
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