Deals await last-minute shoppers

December 21, 2011 9:30:19 PM PST
72-hours from now, the holiday shopping season will be over and Santa will have made his rounds. But there's good new if you haven't finished shopping yet. There are deals to be had.

Mom and Daughter Babs and Natalie of Drexel Hill, Pa., were among the thousands of shoppers looking for last-minute deals today at the King of Prussia Mall.

They said they found deals that were better than those offered on Black Friday.

Retailers estimate that some 40% of shoppers will make a last-minute holiday purchase. And rather than punish procrastinators, they're trying lure them in with big, late-season discounts.

Kate Johnson, of the King of Prussia Mall, says, "There are still a lot of bargains to be had. We're noticing deep discounts at a lot of the stores. Abercrombie, American Eagle, Justice, all have 40% off. The Gap, we're noticing 60%. Some other places are doing 60-70% discounts on certain items." Banana Republic and Hollister are both offering 40% off right through Christmas Eve.

And because other stores are reportedly planning additional Christmas Eve sales, King of Prussia Mall has a "HolidayHomeStretch" Twitter team tweeting new deals as they find them.

Of course, gift cards are always good last-minute option -- and if the recipients use them at the expected after-Christmas sales, they can really stretch their value.

Deals aren't limited to the mall.

Kohl's is offering a printable coupon for 15%-20% off in-store purchases between now and Saturday. And is offering $25 restaurant gift certificates for just $1, also through Christmas Eve, with the code JOY.

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