I just wanted to post some last minute deal ideas that will expire soon:
- $2 Gifts -- Get $25 restaurant gift certificates for only $2! Put your friend or family member's zip code into the site and see which participating restaurants will give you a $25 gift certificate for a mere two bucks!
- $8 Zhu Zhu Pets -- Walmart is flying in Zhu zhu pets on 747s all around the country THIS WEEK. If you've been waiting, then call your local store to see when their "event" starts and send your teenager to wait in line!
- FREE Gifts -- In this last minute rush, you've probably already been given new gifts that just aren't "you." Maybe you got a silver chafing dish that fits your best friend's personality and hospitality skills better than your own. The National Retail Federation says that 20% more people are regifting this year than last year. If it looks new, then gift it!
- FREE Gifts -- Maybe you are at the flat end of your budget and have nothing to give. You always have gifts of service. Create a gift card in your area of expertise. If you're a stylist, offer free hair cuts to your friends. If you love to cook, give a gift card for three dinners for your neighbors. If you are a mechanic, change the oil of your out of work football buddy for free. Your gift of time may be someone's else's essential provision!
America's Family Financial Expert (R)