While bundled in bed with a heavy case of the Watching Football, I vowed last month to get my Christmas shopping completed by the start of December. “No, to heck with that,” I said, “I’m gonna have it finished by Thanksgiving!”
I have three gifts bought so far.
Thankfully this year’s Free Shipping Day takes place tomorrow, Friday, December 18. Over 950 online merchants (I lost count after 20) have promised to offer free shipping on any orders made tomorrow along with the guarantee that your purchase arrives before Christmas. Most of the merchants have no minimum order requirements either.
It appears Amazon is also offering free one-day shipping on a bevy of items as well. What a time to be alive for procrastinators!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to hunt for yet another Adventure Time t-shirt. For, uh, my brother. *looks around sheepishly*
If you’re hunting for last minute Christmas gifts, take off the camo and head over to eBay or Amazon. eBay has a ton of gift card deals right now for varying levels of savings with some expiring today and others later this week. A partial list can be found here, but I’ve listed some of the offers I saw below. It’s also worth mentioning Amazon’s Lightning Deals heavily feature discounted gift cards as well!
Like most gift cards bought online, these will be delivered via email, so you don’t have to worry about stuffing your wallet full of cards and ending up like George Costanza.
Now through Nov 30, code HONEY will knock $3 off any online order of $5+ at Panda Express. Awesome, I just figured out what I’m eating for dinner tonight! I wish HIF took more decision making opportunities out of my hands. Maybe then I wouldn’t be wearing a bathing suit today.
[thanks to everybody who sent this in!]
Last week’s $100 eBay gift card for only $95 offer has returned for today only. If you know of a frequent eBayer, they’d probably love to know they can basically get $5 for free. eBay is also selling $100 ChevronTexaco gas gift cards for $95 as well, today only.
Both of these will be delivered via snail mail, so please don’t don’t pull a Goob and lose your card 16.8 seconds after getting it. I’m the absolute worst at that!
Amazon Echo normally retails for $179, but it’s on sale for $149 today only, which is 17% off. If you were thinking of picking one up for a large Christmas gift this year, chances are this is going to be one of the better prices of the season given that it’s a rather new & hot item. I could understand trying to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday too, but I’m a tad wary of huge Amazon sales given what happened on Prime Day this past summer.
EDIT: Judging by the traffic on this post, tons of Hiffers are taking advantage of this offer, so I wanted to bump it for anybody who missed it the first time around!
Good thing I didn’t drift off to sleep quickly tonight, as it allowed me to clean my fridge and find this Groupon offer for a $15 Starbucks gift card for only $10. Seeing as how this is from Groupon, it’s bound to die fast, so good luck. On a similar note, last week’s free Starbucks k-cups offer that kept bugging out should be working again if you missed yout.
So if you’re a fellow insomniac / caffeine hound (annnnnnnnnd I think I’ve found my problem), pick up a $15 Starbucks gift card for $10 before the deal expires!
This deal has returned for a single day only, again!
They say admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. Well I suck at buying gifts! In fact, the one thing that bit me in the ass last Christmas was waiting until the last minute to accept this fact, which meant I missed all the gift card sales. Well not this year! Don’t worry, I’m not about to turn into a deal blogger who floods your inbox with a million posts each day, but I’ll definitly be posting offers through Christmas like this 12-month X-Box Live membership. It normally retails for $59.99, but it’s only $34.50 for the next few days. That’s 42% off plus the seller has 14,344 positive ratings versus 14 negative over the past 6 months, so I think it’s fairly safe to buy from them.
It’s no secret that Prime Day was a huge dud this summer. I guess that’s why this time Amazon is doing away with the gimmicks and simply dropping the price of Prime from $99 to $67 on Friday, Sept. 25 from 12:01 am ET thru 11:59pm PT. This only applies to new members, so it’s nice to Amazon is still maturing as a company and learning new skills. I think they should have enough EXP to level up in Screwing Over Current Customers now!
If you’ve been on the fence of buying Prime (and you’ve already used your free 30-day trial Prime offer that everybody gets), then picking up Prime at a 33% discount isn’t too shabby. Also $67 seems like an odd number (and it is, huzzah first grade math!) but it’s in reference to the fact that Amazon won 5 Emmys at this year’s 67th Emmy Awards.
With less crazy people!
By now I bet you’ve heard about Amazon’s Prime Day, a 24-hour event on July 15 that Amazon promises to rival Black Friday. There will be “thousands of lightning deals,” with new ones popping up as frequently as every 10 minutes, along with seven “deals of the day.” While anybody can view the deals, the kicker is that only Amazon Prime members will be able to purchase them.
From the sneak-peak offers I’ve seen, I’m convinced there will be some crazy sick deals, but I also think many will fall into the category of nice deal if you’re already in the market for X.” You’re probably not going to hop on tomorrow and impulse buy a 32-inch LED TV just because it’s $75 off. But if you’re in the market for a certain item, chances are there will be a deal worth investigating.
That said, I’m personally psyched for the Amazon Fire Stick being $25, down from $40. The Fire Stick is Amazon’s fasting selling device of all time and it’s easy to understand why. I’m actually launching a new site next month teaching people how to cut their cable bill, save tons of money, and still keep all their favorite TV shows and sports.
Cheap devices like a Chromecast or Fire Stick are vital for pulling this off and the Fire comes with a remote control, which I’ve quickly grown to wish my Chromecasts had. If you’ve ever entertained the thought of canceling or slimming down your seemingly ever-growing, out of control cable bill, I’d strongly recommend picking up a Fire tomorrow. Spend $25 tomorrow and potentially save hundreds if not thousands in the not-too-distant future.
As if tomorrow wasn’t awesome enough, Savings.com is celebrating Prime Day by giving away $1,000 in Amazon gift cards! Twenty total winners will each receive a $50 gift card and all you have to do is enter your email before July 16 at 11:59pm ET for a shot at winning one. You don’t need to have Amazon Prime nor do you need to shop tomorrow to enter either! Winners will be notified by Tuesday next week, so if hope to get some comments from a few happy Hiffers then!
Summer is amazing for so many reasons. Warm weather. Vacations. Afternoon beers with friends. Warm weather. Baseball! Did I mention warm weather?
Part of the reason I love this time of year is all the time it allows me to spend outside. I’m no health nut, but I do enjoy a weekly game of pickup softball or kickball. What can I say, I’m still a kid at heart. I’m also a kid who hates chaffing and running around in old 100% cotton t-shirts that feel like they weigh 100 pounds.
Enter Nike and their sweet shipping deal. It’s pretty rare to see free 2-day shipping outside of Amazon or ShopRunner, but that’s exactly what Nike is offering! All you have to do is sign up for the Nike email newsletter and you’ll receive free 2-Day shipping on any sized order.
Free shipping. New clothes to enjoy summer with. And of course those afternoon beers with friends
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