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Holiday shopping: Why you should start now

Posted at 4:09 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 16:30:46-04

It may seem too early to start talking about holiday shopping, but retail experts say you should start seriously thinking about your gifts now!

Today we’re showing you how to score some of the best deals. Because of the pandemic causing so many of us to stay at home- experts with "Retail me Not" say more families are planning to shop online, and they need to begin getting those holiday lists ready as early as this week!

"Start early. Start right now. That way you aren't going to run into any inventory issues or shipping delays," says Sara Skirboll, RetailMeNot Shopping & Trends Expert

Retail Me Not experts say customers are looking for big deals and discounts, and to get those you need to know when to shop. Heads up, Amazon Prime Day is tomorrow and Wednesday!

"You'll find great deals not just on Amazon.com, but all of the other retailers are going to get in on the game," she said,

That includes Amazon's biggest competitors, Target and Walmart.

RetailMeNot says there are plenty of deals to be had, but families need to keep in mind the shopping holidays and events that will deliver the most bang for your buck, including:

1. Amazon Prime Day (67%)
2. Cyber Monday (65%)
3. Black Friday (59%)
4. After Christmas Clearance (34%)
5. Free Shipping Day (32%) are also top days this season
6. RetailMeNot Cash Back Day (November 5-6) (18%)
7. Thanksgiving Day (16%)
8. Panic Saturday (10%)
9. Singles Day (9%)