Catch me on Yahoo! Finance today between 10:30-11 a.m. EST where I’ll be talking about hot holiday gifts. Here’s what I’m sharing:
1. There’s still time to save on some of this year’s most popular gifts!
Last year it was the Instant Pot and Fingerlings. This year, it’s the Air Fryer and toys like LOL Surprise. On KCL, three of the most popular items of the season have been:
2. Green Monday and Free Shipping Day may be the best remaining days to shop before Christmas.
Green Monday is Dec. 10.
A decade ago, Green Monday used to be the busiest shopping day in December — the peak before daily sales slowly began to decline due to shoppers’ concern that their gifts wouldn’t arrive in time for Christmas.
Thanks to faster shipping speeds, we can now confidently shop much later into December, but the second Monday of the month is still promoted by top stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon and Kohl’s.
In 2017, Target offered 20% off every $100 spent on accessories, home and beauty. JCPenney gave 30% off orders over that amount. Today, Kohl’s is giving away coupons worth up to 40% off on TheKrazyCouponLady.com.
Free Shipping Day is Dec. 14.
And if you don’t find what you need today, mark your calendar for Friday, Dec. 14. That’s free shipping day. It’s another big one that all the major retailers get in on. Expect price drops in every category.
And the deals don’t necessarily stop on Dec. 15. You might think that retailers stop undercutting each other to take advantage of last-minute shoppers, but competition remains such that we typically continue to see good prices all the way up to Dec. 20 — all those retailers hoping to convince you to check out one last time before Christmas.
3. Enable Krazy Coupon Lady deal alerts for the items on your holiday shopping list.
Flip on deal alerts for Air Fryer, Beats or LEGO and be the first to know whenever KCL publishes a new deal. Once you buy, just toggle off the alert.
4. Think outside the box when it comes to where you do your shopping.
In the market for American Girl? Costco’s your best bet with doll sets for the price of the doll alone or discounted gift cards up to 20% off. Art stuff? Think about shopping JoAnn Fabric or Michaels with a 40% off coupon. And sometimes stores like Kroger surprise us with their 50% off sales on board games with prices that beat Amazon.
5. Taking these few extra steps can save you $200 on top gifts.
This week, Beats Powerbeats 3 are on sale at Target. If you have the free Target REDcard debit card, you’ll save an extra 5%, bringing your total savings to 52%.
Buy 1 Beats® Powerbeats3 Wireless Neighborhood Collection Earphones (
reg. $199.99) $99.99, sale price through 12/15
Save 5% with REDcard
Final Price: $94.99 (52% savings)
The Nuwave 3 quart Air Fryer at Kohl’s normally sells for $119+. It’s on sale for $99.99. Use code HOME15 and if you visit any Kohl’s deal on Krazy Coupon Lady today, you can sign up to get a Kohl’s coupon worth up to 40% delivered instantly to your email. Plus, you’ll earn $10 off a future purchase in the form of Kohl’s Cash. So you’ll pay as low as $50.99 and get a $10 Kohl’s gift card–a 65% savings and a better price than Black Friday!
Buy 1 Power Air Fryer XL (
reg. $119.99-$149.99) $99.99, sale price
Receive $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent after coupons through 12/24
Use code HOME15 to save 15% on kitchen and dining purchases through 12/10
Use unique Mystery Savings code for up to 40% off your sitewide purchases through 12/10
Cardholders, use code DECFREEMVC for free shipping through 12/24
Non-cardholders, get free shipping on orders of $50.00 or more or free store pickup
Final Price: as low as $50.99 shipped, plus $10.00 Kohl’s Cash redeemable 12/25-1/6
Price Comparison: $79.99 at Target
LEGO sets are notoriously difficult to find on sale. One of the best places to buy is actually at Costco during the holiday season, when prices drop as much as 34% below selling prices on Amazon.
Buy 1 LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Cruising Adventures (
retail $59.99) $39.99, in store only
Final Price: $39.99 (34% savings)
Price Comparison: $59.00 on Amazon
Or, try Walmart.com where select sets are on rollback for up to 40% off.
Buy 1 LEGO Super Heroes Rhino Face-Off by the Mine
(reg $19.99)$11.99, rollback price
Free shipping on orders of $35+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $11.99 (40% savings)