6 marvelous last-minute holiday sales for 2016


Avast, ye holiday shopping procrastinators!

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday have long since passed and Christmas is days away, you still have time to catch great holiday deals. To woo last-minute shoppers, many retailers are launching spectacular sales across all major gift-giving categories, including electronics, toys and apparel. Others have unleashed free shipping promotions and offer rush or even same-day delivery to guarantee gifts are nestled beneath the tree on time.

To help you find your way through the crowds and discover the best deals, we've included a list of six marvelous last-minute holiday sales.

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Kohl's Last-Minute Holiday Sale

Dates: Dec. 12-24

Extended hours: Open 24 hours on Dec. 23;Open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

To catch the eye of holiday procrastinators, Kohl's is taking an extra 20 percent orders of $100 or more and 15 percent off orders under $100. Kohl's continues to offer free standard shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Last days to order: Kohl's guarantees Christmas delivery with standard shipping on orders placed before Dec. 19 at 11 p.m. Two-day shipping with Christmas delivery is available until Dec. 20 at 1 p.m., and one-day shipping is available until Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.

Best Buy Last-Minute Sale

Dates: Dec. 18-24

Extended holiday hours: Open 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Dec. 23; Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve

Best Buy is running its own week-before-Christmas sale, offering deep discounts on electronics and appliances. Top deals include:

  • $80 off a Samsung 40-inch LED Smart HDTV

  • $40 off Amazon Echo Hands-Free Voice Controlled Device

  • Up to 30 percent off select 4K Ultra HD TVs

  • Up to 25 percent off robot vacuums

  • Up to 30 percent off small kitchen appliances

Last days to shop online: Best Buy will provide free shipping with Christmas delivery until Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. CST. Two-day shipping with Christmas delivery is available until Dec. 21 before 10:30 a.m. CST. Best Buy offers in-store pickup on Dec. 24 for orders placed before 4 p.m. local time.

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Target Last-Minute Holiday Sale

Dates: Dec. 18-24

Extended hours: Check locally

A week before Christmas, Target will release an array of deals on popular products. Noteworthy offers include:

  • 20 percent off LEGO items

  • An extra 10 percent off baby gear

  • 30 percent off cold weather accessories

  • 30 percent off boots

  • 15 percent off hair styling tools

  • 15 percent off fragrances

  • 25 percent off kitchen items

  • $70 off the Apple Watch Series 1

  • Up to 50 percent off select women's pajamas

  • An extra 20 percent off clearance items

  • Free standard shipping on all orders

Last days to shop online: Target is offering free standard shipping on orders made through Jan. 1, but shoppers should get their orders in no later than Dec. 17 to ensure Christmas delivery. The last day to order via premium shipping for Christmas delivery is Dec. 22 and via express shipping Dec. 23. Same-day delivery is available on Christmas Eve in select areas.

Macy's Last-Minute Holiday Sale

Dates: Dec. 21-25

Extended holiday hours: Check locally

A mere four days before Christmas, Macy's is launching a last-minute sale, giving holiday shoppers an extra 20 percent off.

Last days to shop online: Macy's is offering free shipping with guaranteed Christmas delivery on qualifying orders until Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. EST. Express shipping with guaranteed Christmas delivery is available until Dec. 22 at noon EST. On Dec. 24, same-day in-store pickup is available for orders placed by 12 p.m. local time, and same-day delivery is available in select areas until 10 a.m.

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Sears Last-Minute Holiday Sale

Dates: Dec. 15-25

Extended hours: Check locally

During its Countdown to Christmas sale, Sears is unveiling new daily deals on popular apparel, fitness gear and appliances. The ever-changing offers may include:

  • An extra 20 percent off online orders over $50

  • 15 percent off any online order

  • Up to 60 percent off coats

  • 50 percent off women's boots

  • Up to 50 percent off bed and bath

  • Up to 50 percent off sleepwear

  • Up to 30 percent off snow removal

  • Free UPS ground shipping on orders over $49

Last days to shop online: Sears is promising free UPS shipping and Christmas delivery on orders placed by Dec. 19 by 11:59 p.m. CST. Standard shipping with Christmas delivery is available for orders placed by Dec. 21 at 4 p.m., and premium shipping with Christmas delivery is available for orders placed by Dec. 22 by 4 p.m. On Dec. 24, Sears offers free in-store pickup.

Tractor Supply Company Last-Minute Holiday Sale

Dates: Dec. 12-24

Extended hours: Open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Dec. 23; Open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve

To draw last-minute gift seekers, Tractor Supply Company is running a sale on thousands of items. Highlights from the sale include:

  • 30 percent off select ride on toys

  • 30 percent off select RC and drones

  • 20 percent off select insulated outerwear

  • 20 percent off leather footwear

  • 20 percent off select men and women's flannels

  • 20 percent off select stoves

  • 15 percent off tool sets

  • Free UPS standard shipping on all orders

Last days to shop online: Tractor Supply Company offers free UPS standard shipping with Christmas delivery for orders placed by Dec. 16. In-store pickup orders must be placed a week in advance, so last-minute shoppers must shop in-store if they want their gifts before Christmas.

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