It is now November and if your kids are like mine, they are making their wish lists up already! Of course, some of the things at the top of their list are a little more expensive. And, as much as I would love to find them on sale, I know that it just won’t happen. I have to actually look for other ways to save on them, or pay full price to ensure I buy and then do what I can to save on other items I buy.
These same items can also be hot ticket items. That means, they are not available in stock in your store, or on-line for very long. This tends to happen each and every year, leaving parents (and kids) having to rethink what they want for the holidays.
In order to avoid the stress of not finding your item or worry that you won’t find a deal, here are a few of the top items which you may not find on sale. However, you might still be lucky enough to score a deal!
This toy was popular last year and will probably be so again this year. The base unit retails for $99 anywhere you find it. You might see bundle deals, which include games and/or accessories to help make your deal better. Right now, you can create your own bundle, get free shipping and even save up to $10 on your purchase of games directly from Leapfrog. Target has a coupon in it’s big Toy Book for $5/$19+ Leapfrog purchase, so you could use it towards your purchase as well.
This little guy made a comeback this year. He is one item which is hard to find in some markets, but overstocked in others. This toy will not be on sale this year. If you find him in your store, he will sell for around $54. Walmart and Target both get him in stock from time to time, so you should keep them in mind as you are looking for him.
iPAD (2 or 3)
The iPad starts at $499.99. This item also will not be on sale this holiday season. However, what you may find is that stores will offer a gift card with your purchase. They do this as some products are not allowed to be sold for less than a certain amount. The store will offer a gift card as a “rebate” of sorts with your purchase. This week, you can find a $40 gift card with purchase offer at your local Target (both online and in the stores).
Another hot Apple product is the iPod Touch. This also can not be sold for less than a set price point, so the only way to find a deal is to get a gift card with your purchase. Check out Target this week (online and in the store) for a $25 gift card with your purchase (item sells for $199.99).
The Kindle Fire is an item which a lot of older kids (and adults) are hoping to receive this year. This one starts at $159 and goes up in price. Again, you will not find a deal on this items. We sometimes may see a credit with purchase, but not very often. So, if you want one, just go ahead and order it now to ensure you get one.