The Early Bird's Guide to Holiday Shopping
Millions of consumers have started shopping for the holidays, even as many decry the seemingly ever-earlier appearance of holiday displays and promotions. A recent survey by CreditCards.com shows that 34 million Americans have already begun Christmas shopping, and 1 million have finished shopping for the season. For those thinking about joining the ranks of early shoppers, here are some tips for finding the best deals.
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Halloween may have just passed, but holiday sales and deals have already begun. True, some items may see bigger discounts closer to Black Friday, but you don't want to risk a hot toy selling out. Hasbro's Pie Face game, for example, was sold out by Black Friday last year and nearly impossible to find again until January.