Save at department and specialty stores

November 3, 2008 9:30:42 AM PST
It's early to start shopping for the holidsays, but there are some deals out there that might give you the incentive you need to get an early start.

J.C. Penney has a great deal on a set of copper-bottom pots. The set is $159.99, but there are a lot of give-aways including a six-piece bowl set, a wooden cutting board and 7" Santoku knife, a two-quart fluted oval baking bowl and a copper-bottom roasting pan. Penney's also has their entire stock of window treatments on sale, Buy One, Get One for $1. And they have 30% to 50% off handbags and wallets.

Target is a good place to check out this week, if you have gamers or electronics-lovers on your holiday list. If you buy two Wii games, you get one free. And they're giving away gift cards with select electronics purchases. Here's a sample: If you buy an 8 GB iPod Touch for $229.99, you'll get a $25 Target gift card. If you buy a 15-inch Polaroid LCD HDTV for $289.99, you'll get a $30 gift card. And if you buy a Canon A1000 10 MP digital camera for $119.99, you'll get a $20 gift card.

At Boscov's, an almost unbelievable deal on Etienne Aigner cashmere-lined leather gloves. Regularly $65, they're on sale for $19.97. They also have men's Preswick and Moore lambskin leather jackets selling for 75% off at $99.99. And flannel or fleece sheet sets (any size) are just $19.97. Boscov's also has Liz Claiborne and Rafaella women's clothes 25-50% off, and Izod clothes for 40% off. Also, select New Balance sneakers are 45% off.