Greensboro, N.C. -- Christmas is just two weeks away, but there is still plenty of time to get great deals this holiday season.
WFMY News 2 is searching for the best discounts and deals today. Here is what we have found:
*Get a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for $102.95. The item typically sells for $300. All it takes is a few coupon codes and rebates. Yes, it takes a little more time, but you will save $200.
* Lego's are always popular this time of year for children. Toys R Us has some of the blocks on sale for half price. Savvy shoppers will also tell you this is a great time to stock up on "timeless" gifts like Lego's, Barbie Dolls, and Matchbox Cars. Get the deals now and then give the toys as presents for birthday parties later in the year.
* We all want to get the best deals. It can feel impossible to "decode" when an item is going to go on sale. But, you don't have to do the work. A website called DealNews.com combs through thousands of retailers and websites every day searching for the best prices. Then, they keep track of all the data and produce a report that tells you the best time of year to buy items. The website recently published an article called, "The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December." On the site, you can also check out other articles like, "8 Hidden Holiday Costs And How You Can Avoid Them," and "Gifts that Seem Expensive, But Aren't."
* December 17, 2012 is a date you should have circled on your calendar. It's "Free Shipping Day." Thousands of retailers are participating. Some are also offering additional discounts. They will guarantee delivery by Christmas.
*Amazon.com has daily "lightning deals" that offer deep discounts.
*Download free apps to your smartphone like RedLaser and RetailMeNot to get coupons and discounts. You can also use the apps to price-match. More and more retailers are now willing to beat any price from a competitor.
* Search for the hashtag #freebies on Twitter for daily deals. Follow "deal experts" like Matt Granite. Matt suggests visiting websites like www.justdeals.com and www.offers.com.
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