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Christmas & Holiday Shopping Guide 2013- Great Tips for Shopping Christmas Gifts Online

2013 Christmas is around the corner. For housewives, preparing Christmas gifts for their kids is a happy yet arduous task. If you’ve already had a Christmas gift idea and are going to buy the gift online, read the tips below before placing the order. Trust me, you will benefit a lot from it.


Six Christmas Shopping Tips

1. Makes Lists & Plan Ahead

Buying early lets you avoid last minute desperation that can lead to over-spending. Buy online early and take advantage of free ground shipping offers. No one likes having to pay the extra cost for overnight delivery. If you have popular items on your list, shopping early can help you avoid out-of-stock items. Check with merchants as some sites even offer pre-orders.


2. Know Your Shipping Deadlines

There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve missed the deadline to ship Christmas gifts. December 17th is usually the cut off for standard shipping but, to be safe, try to get those gifts ordered by December 10th. Avoid paying extra charges and take advantage of free ground shipping offers.


3. Secure Shopping Online

Security of personal and credit card information is a top concern when shopping online. Always take extra care to know you are shopping on a secure site that encrypts transaction information. Web addresses normally start with “HTTP”, for example: When asked to enter credit card information, look for “https://” at the beginning of the website URL. The “s” indicates that the information being transmitted is encrypted for privacy. Some browsers such as Internet Explorer will have a lock icon or symbol to indicate that the website is secure.

Always be careful when answering emails asking for personal information. Most merchants have a policy of never asking for personal or credit card information in an email as this is a common method of fraud known as phishing. A phishing email will often look like a legitimate email from a well-known merchant when in fact it is a fake email attempting to get you to enter personal data. Always email or call the merchant directly if you think an email that you received is an attempt at phishing.


4. Use coupon codes

Websites like provide a plethora of coupon codes for numerous websites. Also, retailers sometimes share exclusive coupon codes on their Facebook/Twitter pages or by sending out special discounts to email subscribers. Don’t miss such kind of chances to save you a significant amount of money.


5. Emailable Gifts

A popular new gift idea is the online or emailable gift card. Many merchants now offer an emailable gift option that sends a redemption code directly to the recipients inbox. The recipient can then use the code to shop at the merchant’s online store. The great benefit of emailable gifts is that they are delivered instantly. They have become a perfect last minute gift option in recent years.


6. Buy Extra Gifts

Don’t be caught empty handed. Keep gifts ready for that unexpected visitor or guest who brings you something. Or, for that party you didn’t plan to go to, have a few hostess gifts wrapped and ready in a pinch.


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Video Converter: Built in hundreds of A/V codecs and equipped with Website Video Downloader functions, it helps you transcode video formats like convert AVCHD M2TS to MKV, convert AVI to MKV, MKV to MP4, etc. Moreover, it is embedded with numerous profile settings for Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Microsoft portable devices, iOS, Android, Windows mobiles, etc.

Video Converter for Mac: if you children got a Mac, this app might be the perfect Christmas gifts. It provides the perfect solution to convert videos to other formats. Also act as a YouTube video downloader, and running perfectly on Mac OS X Mavericks/Mountain Lion/Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mavericks.


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