First and foremost, make sure you can afford everything you're looking to buy. Let's be honest, many of us have over-shopped and maxed out credits cards holiday shopping only to start the year stressed out about the bills as they trickle in.
Secondly, before checking out make sure you've looked for the free shipping options everywhere you've shopped. This will add up in savings.
Third: Check for coupons and codes or discounts. Websites like RetailMeNot have great discounts for most popular stores.
Fourth: Compare! Don't rush to click BUY before first comparing other sites and what they're offering to make sure you buy wherever the best deal is.
Here are a few great sales going on today.
KOLHS - Extra 20% off and free shipping
MACY's - Extra 20% off and free shipping as well
BEST BUY - save up to $300 on Samsung TVs
APPLE- $200 Apple gift card with select Mac purchase. Up to $100 gift card with iPad purchase.
AMAZON - Save 30%-50% on select toy brands
WALMART - Select toys up to 60% off.