This year, I've done all of my Christmas shopping online. I really didn't plan to, but it ended up being easier and saving money. On Black Friday, most retailers offered the same deals online as in the store, plus, I looked on RetailMeNot and was able to find coupon codes for free shipping, a discount, or both. Additionally, I use Ebates when I order online (and remember) and get cash back. Last Christmas, we got a check back for about $30. And you can't beat getting paid to shop. As you do your shopping, you should check these out!
So far, I've only had 2 small mishaps, but both were quickly resolved. And out of about 20 holiday packages, 2 problems isn't bad. One problem was with an order placed at Express. The items ended up being out of stock after I placed the order and I was bummed because they were 40% off that day. The customer service was AMAZING. She told me what colors they had in the sizes I needed, gave me the 40% off, plus an extra 15% off for my troubles AND free overnight shipping. She was so friendly and so willing to help. The other problem was with the postal service. The had a "substitute" carrier who placed my package in the wrong box. After filing a claim, the package was quickly returned.
And the best part, it's so fun to see what package will be waiting for me each day!
4 weeks ago