How to Save $250 or More on Your Holiday Shopping

The average shopper spends more than $700 on holiday gifts -- but you don't need to. Use these tips to save over $250 this holiday season (15 Photos)

Ashli Norton on Dec 3, 2012 at 12:29PM

chime in now
  • 1 of 15

How to Save $250 or More on Your Holiday Shopping

Hermann Platzer/flickr open/Getty Images

    Loading slides...

Save on Shipping

Found a bargain online, but it costs a boatload to ship? There’s a way to get your item shipped for free, says consumer shopping expert Andrea Woroch. “Retailers like Walmart, Target and Home Depot offer free ship-to-store services for online shoppers who can't wait the standard 5-7 business days for their gift. By ordering online and having your gifts ready for pickup, you avoid the crowds and get the bonus of free two-day shipping some retailers are offering for panicked shoppers placing last-minute offers.” These deals go quickly so be sure to keep tabs on store offers by monitoring FreeShipping.org and signing up to receive email alerts the moment your favorite companies offer a free shipping promotion.

Total savings: $9.99 for typical online purchases

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web