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TMCNet:  Blog: Procrastinators rejoice, you can still get it online by Christmas

[December 20, 2012]

Blog: Procrastinators rejoice, you can still get it online by Christmas

Dec 19, 2012 (The Express-Star - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Alright, this week turned out to be pretty busy and your last get-it-ordered-online-or-bust deadline has flown by like nine wily reindeer.

Last minute gift panic is a Christmas tradition, but the ease of online shopping requires more planning than popping in Walmart at the last minute for a Magic Bullet food processor or Thomas the Train Pillow Pet.

Or does it Good news! You can still order a great gift and get it by the big day. The key is to act fast. Time ain't your friend much longer. Be forewarned, you'll probably pay the toll for burning that bridge in steep shipping charges.

Amazon This one is best for people who have a pretty good idea what they want to get.

Thursday, Dec. 20: Two-day shipping, last full day to order Friday, Dec. 21 Two-day shipping, order as late as 7 p.m./4 p.m. PST One-day shipping last full day to order Saturday, Dec. 22 One-day shipping, order as late as 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST This site has taken out a lot of the work for you by selecting gifts that can still be ordered by Christmas with no extra cost. Lots of variety to take care of nearly everyone on your list.

Best Buy Get that gotta-get-it-gadget on time.

Thursday, Dec. 20, choose express shipping Got a Hello Kitty fan Appease their unsavory vice by ordering by 12 p.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 20, expedited 2-3 day shipping.

Toys "R" Us Pick a theme, age, gender or brand and the store narrows it down to a few hundred options.

Thursday, Dec. 20: Last day to order (by 3 p.m. EST) using "expedited shipping or ShopRunner 2-day shipping Of course, there are always gift cards. On most sites, you only have to print them out or email them. Give the gift that says, "I trust your judgement." That's what that means, right ___ (c)2012 The Express-Star (Chickasha, Okla.) Visit The Express-Star (Chickasha, Okla.) at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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