What with the economy still teetering, lots of us are looking for any way we can to save a little money during the holiday season. That's when you need to look for the deals that might be right there in front of you but that you're not seeing.
Take, for example, free shipping. It's still early enough that your perfect present can be on your doorstep before Christmas Eve. Gas prices are pretty ridiculous, so you might save a little bit by letting someone else pay your shipping charges...and let's not underestimate the awesomeness of shopping in your PJs over a nice hot cup of coffee instead of battling traffic and crowds. KMart.com has free shipping on orders over $49 through Dec. 19 with the promo code HOLIDAY.
There's also the "free gift card with a purchase of X"--whether X be items or a certain amount of money. Through tomorrow, KMart is offering a $5 award card redeemable Dec. 5 through Dec. 9 with a a $50 or greater purchase. Free money, my friends! Let's say you save a gallon of gas by using free shipping; that's about $3.25 where I live. Then add in the awards card or online credit...that's another $5 back in your pocket. So you're ahead $8.25 on things you were going to buy anyway!
Do you have any tips on finding hidden savings that help stretch your dollar?