5 last-minute holiday shopping tips #Sears, #ElfTested #ad

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I am happy to report I finished the last of my Christmas shopping today.  I did all but 2 gifts online this year, and if I could I would hug Sears.com/gifts /KMart (Shop My Way)  if I could.  I shopped for my grandchildren, my son, daughter and my daughter-in-law all in one night without leaving my couch.  I love how easy it is to earn points with the fact I am a Shop Your Way member, and shipping was free with almost all of my purchases.  I am just beyond thrilled this year!

Here are my 5 Tips for this years last minute shopping

  1. My top tip, especially with it being this late in the shopping game online is to make sure the item you are choosing specifically says it will arrive before Christmas. There are some that may seem like they will be if you want that gift to be here by Saturday at the latest be sure to read the “small print”. 
  2. Another tip is ordering your items from Sears and having the ability to have family or friends pick up their gift at a Sears located near them if your shipping ‘window’ has ended.  I love this option especially if you have to fly or drive and will not be able to fit it all in your suitcase.  Then even you can pick up the item(s) when you get to your destination yourself. This is called Sears Anyone, Anywhere Pickup.  With over 1,700 Sears and Kmart locations, this makes your shopping a breeze.
  3. When using the Sears app I was able to see if my item(s) couldn’t get to me in time if that particular item was available to be picked up at our local Sears store. I really liked this option as there were a few items that I will be able to pick up Friday evening when we run over to go out to dinner. This way I do not have to wonder if they will have it available by Friday.
  4. The first night I shopped at Sears.com/gifts I earned some points that I could use on my next purchase if I chose.  Two nights later I realized that I forgot to get a set of darts and flights that my one son had asked for.  So back to the Sears app to find what I was looking for. Not only were the darts on sale, I was able to get the flights also and save a little over $10 from my points from my previous purchase. To top it off my orders from the other night are here (except for the few items I will be picking up).
  5. Another tip I have for you is to wrap your items as you receive them.  I am great at saying this, but it is another thing for me to actually do it. Wrapping as your items are purchased helps you keep track of how much wrapping paper you have/need and will not make you feel exhausted half-way through.

With shopping at Sears.com/gifts there are so many items to choose from.  I was able to get flannel and non-flannel sheets, clothes for my grandchildren, apparel for my daughter and even a couple games.  I checked prices against other online outlets and the prices at Sears were cheaper.  Sears has great savings and I look forward to using any “Christmas money” on any of their sales after the holidays.

  • If you are not a Shop Your Way member registering is easy and quick. Get started here.
    • Shop Your Way® is a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services, and advice. The program rewards members for buying the products and services they want every day. Through an extensive network, members can shop thousands of top brands and earn points to use on future purchases. Members also have access to special pricing, sales and digital coupons that can be loaded directly into their account.

    Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Sears. I was compensated for this post but any opinions stated are my own.

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55 Comments

  1. Sears has always been great. Excellent tips too. I would also add that they are on twitter and are SUPER responsive and will go above and beyond for you!

  2. I love your idea of ordering and picking up at your final destination location if traveling! I have never thought about that. And, I do like to wrap as gifts start arriving or right after I purchase them at the store. Great tips. Merry Christmas!

  3. Dana Rodriguez on

    These are great tips especially the first one. I try to get my shopping done early but sometimes a little last minute shopping is needed.

  4. I love earning points and in fact I did the same thing you did. I earned points on a purchase and two nights later I realized I forgot something and used my points to go toward what I forgot and placed my order with the savings.

  5. I like the option to pick up the item at the store too. The Shop Your Way program also saves me a lot of money, it is great.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing these helpful tips! The holidays are super stressful, so I never allow myself to wait until the last minute, but this is great advice for those that do.

  7. Thanks for sharing your awesome tips! This Christmas season I’ve been so busy that I’m doing a lot of last minute shopping.

  8. Great tips, especially on the delivery by Christmas. We have one gift for a friend that has been back ordered for 12 days after Christmas. Then you are stuck with what to do about a gift on Christmas Day!

  9. Great tips! Been shopping at Sears for years, my grandparents shopped there, so did my parents so I’m a third generation Sears shopper. This year I earned a lot of points and love using them on other purchases.

  10. I so love earning points for future purchases with Shop Your Way Rewards! The pickup at the store saved me last Christmas so it is a great option if you’re a late shopper!

  11. Shawna Saunders on

    you are so right. I made online orders to a company with gaurenteed delivery. their system crashed and now I am receiving the order over and over. 3 rd set arrived today!

  12. Audrey Stewart on

    I will shop at Sears, because I grew up with them. I remember when they had the Brach’s candy center in their stores. They weighed it and all.

  13. Audrey Stewart on

    I will shop at Sears, because I grew up with them. I remember when they had the Brach’s candy center in their stores. They weighed it and all. This is not a duplicate comment.

  14. Audrey Stewart on

    I will shop at Sears, because I grew up with them. I remember when they had the Brach’s candy center in their stores. They weighed it and all. This is not a duplicate comment. The sky is blue.

  15. What great ideas! I never thought about ordering at my local Sears and having my loved ones pick up at their local Sears. It is a great idea, since Sears has everything I could find something for everyone on my list.

  16. What great ideas! I never thought about ordering at my local Sears and having my loved ones pick up at their local Sears. It is a great idea, since Sears has everything I could find something for everyone on my list. I am going to do this, thanks.

  17. I love Sears! They have great deals, great customer service and so many extra ways to save using SYW rewards and coupons!

  18. It’s a great idea to have family or friends be able to pick up the gift right from Sears. I never thought of that!

  19. Krystal Waters on

    The #1 tip is a good one because if the product you ordered is coming from out of the country it can take a month to get to you.

  20. These are all great ideas! I totally agree with wrapping stuff as you get it. I don’t necessarily do that, but I’ve already spent hours wrapping and I’m glad I’ve been able to break it all up and not have to wrap all at once on a deadline.

  21. I had no idea about the anyone, anywhere pickup. I LOVE that idea, my sister lives about 6 hours away and we don’t always connect for Christmas I will definitely take advantage of that next year! Thanks for the tips!

  22. What a great program SEARS has! I haven’t shopped there in years, I definitely need to go again! I am also a HUGE fan of shopping online, especially for Christmas gifts! I am a SAHM to three little ones so it is almost impossible to go shopping with them, it is a breeze doing it all from the comfort of my own home! 🙂

  23. Heather Hollands on

    I like your tip of wrapping the items as you receive them. For the past 20 years, I have stayed up WAAAAAY late on Christmas Eve, wrapping presents for the family. This year, I had my teen daughters wrap each other’s gifts and their dad’s. I got my husband to wrap a few of the gifts for the girls where they got similar items as each other. Number of presents I’ve wrapped? Zero. And for the first time in years, I am going to bed early tonight! Merry Christmas!

  24. Great tips! I especially like the last one, “wrap your items as you receive them”, I have run out of wrapping paper while in the middle, just before having to go to a friend’s house. Needless to say I had to apologize for being late. Embarrassing.

  25. The program rewards members for buying the products and services they want every day. Through an extensive network, members can shop thousands of top brands and earn points to use on future purchases .Great tips as well for shopping. Did some online shopping there this year.

  26. Jerry Marquardt on

    I appreciate the tips and pointers on smarter shipping and an exclusive and positive experience using Shop Your Way. I have been a member for several years now, and I like the promotions a lot.

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