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Guide to Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas and Shipping Deadlines

Offers.com Makes it Easy for Online Shoppers to Find Great Last Minute Gift Ideas and Shipping Deadlines to Ensure Christmas Eve Delivery

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With only a few more shopping days left until Christmas, the clock is ticking to purchase last minute gifts and get them shipped in time to ensure delivery by Christmas Eve. Offers.com, a leading coupon and deal website, is helping consumers with a list of ways shoppers can still get great deals on gifts and provide a resource to find shipping deadlines for the most popular stores. We've also created the Christmas Savings Center to help consumers easily find the best online holiday deals, coupon codes, sales, shipping deadlines, and tips.

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Shipping Deadlines Are Approaching

The Offers.com Guide to Shipping Deadlines for Christmas 2012 features the last ship date for free shipping, standard shipping, and express shipping. Consumers can find shipping deadlines for over 150 leading online stores. By using this resource, along with our information on which stores offer in-store pickup, shoppers won't have to spring for overnight delivery to get their presents under the tree on time. They can even save an average of $10 by ordering before the Christmas shipping deadline.

"Offers.com makes it easier than ever for last minute Christmas shoppers to still find great deals online and get gifts in time for the holiday thanks to retailers' expedited shipping and in-store pickup options," said Steve Schaffer, CEO of Offers.com. "The comprehensive holiday shopping information on Offers.com takes the stress out of worrying if your gifts will arrive on time."

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas from Offers.com

Buy online, pick up in-store - For consumers that procrastinated too long and are past the shipping deadline, buying online and picking up gifts in a local store is a great option. Even if they are traveling for the holidays, consumers can check store inventory online to make sure the product is in stock and then buy online with coupon codes for added savings. Offers.com has a list of stores where consumers can buy online and pick up in-store, including Sears, Walmart and Nordstrom.

Buy eGift certificates and eGifts - Consumers can find eGift Certificates and eGifts for a variety of things like weekend getaways, fun classes and events, and gift cards to popular stores. Shoppers can find more than 100 stores on Offers.com that offer eGift certificates. These electronic gift cards provide shoppers the ability to buy online and email the certificate to a family member or friend.

Give a homemade gift – For those with a creative side, making a gift themselves can be a great way to show they care without spending a lot of money. The Offers.com team gives advice this year on Five Simple DIY Christmas Gift Ideas under $10 like homemade body scrub and custom coffee cups.

Shop right up until the last day – Many stores will be open on Christmas Eve giving shoppers who are really in a hurry, extra time to shop for gifts. To find out which stores will be open, consumers can check out a list of stores open on Christmas Eve. Many store hours vary widely by location so make sure to check times by going online or calling their local store before heading out.

About Offers.com

Offers.com saves consumers time and money by helping them find the best coupons, deals, and offers from more than 5,500 online stores and brands. Offers.com has over 200 categories including travel, software, clothing and shoes, and more. The site has about 50,000 of the best offers, including promotions, coupons and coupon codes, deals, free trials, and free offers. Offers are verified, rated, and updated daily by the Offers.com editorial team. The company, based in Austin Texas, has been profitable since its inception and received a minority equity investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLLP.

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