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

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How to Save $250 or More on Your Holiday Shopping

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Price Match

Retailers had a major price war last holiday season, as popular stores advertised price-matching opportunities. Last year, Sears went so far as to knock an additional 10% off the competitor's best price. And this year, the competition is just as fierce with Target announcing they’ll be matching online prices, which tend to be less than their brick and mortar competition. So be sure to research prices and compare deals around town using barcode-scanning apps on your smartphone like RedLaser or SnapTell.

What you would typically spend: $59.00 for a Furby toy from Toys “R” Us

Total savings: $10.40 Furby toys are $5.00 cheaper at Sears + 10% discount off cheapest competitor

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