I pre-ordered the second illustrated Harry Potter book as a Christmas gift for my daughter. And what did I do when it came in the mail this week? Opened it, showed it to my daughter and asked her if she wanted to start reading it that night.
I got her the first illustrated book last Christmas and I thought I’d be able to hold off this year but nope.
I’m a terrible procrastinator and I’m not the best at keeping secrets. Put those two together and I make for one terrible early Christmas shopper. I always vow to do better the next year but hasn’t happened yet. Apparently 1 million U.S. consumers have their holiday shopping done by September. Who are these people and can you please train me?
Lil’ J is taking tumbling lessons and she’s been great at practicing at home. We also just start piano lessons, so I’m thinking of getting tools to help with that. A few weeks ago she mentioned wanting a gymnastics mat to practice on and I’ve been browsing Sears.com and they have some nice big ones in different colors that I’m thinking of ordering. But if I get it will I realistically be able to save it until Christmas? Probably not.
As soon as it comes in the mail I’m likely to bust open the box and ask her if she wants to practice her back walkovers. So unless I get it mailed to my mom’s house there’s probably not much hope that’ll make it to Christmas.
I could probably be better with a keyboard, and some other books or game items but I think I’ll start with a list of who I need to shop/create for and go from there. I know that always helps me to get started on the right foot and check for deals.
On the bright side, I already have our Santa pictures scheduled and I’m about to get family photos on the books so maybe I’ll actually get Christmas cards out on time.
Another way to score a deal is to look for stores with a price guarantee. The Sears Member Bonus Event happening on Sunday, October 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. gives Shop Your Way Members exclusive access to the Sears Days Lowest Prices of the Season Sale that don’t begin for everyone else until the following weekend. As an added bonus Sears is also promising that if an item you get goes lower in price in the same store between that night and Dec. 24, Sears will automatically credit you the difference back in points. This includes their Black Friday doorbusters and is a part of their holiday shopping guarantee.
Are you an early bird holiday shopper or a last-minute shopper? Leave a comment letting me know and what you’d like to try to scoop up at the special Sears Bonus Member event and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card to use to kick off (or wrap up if you’re one of those people on top of things) your holiday shopping.
I love the excitement surrounding holiday shopping which is why I partnered with Sears for this post.