Holiday deals that can save you money now

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, shoppers carry bags as they cross a pedestrian walkway near Macy's in Herald Square,  in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, shoppers carry bags as they cross a pedestrian walkway near Macy's in Herald Square, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – It may seem too early to talk about holiday shopping, but in the retail world, it has officially begun. Whether you’re a fan of Christmas coming early or not, ’tis the season at least to save a lot of money!  Here is a look at some great deals you that may help you save money on just about anything over the next couple months.

Target and Best Buy are both offering free shipping all season long, so you can save yourself some gas money by shopping online.

Amazon has already rolled out Black Friday-like deals. There’s now a “Deal of the Day” section on their website. The company says they’ll roll out new discounts there–sometimes hourly–leading up to the holiday. You can save on everyday items like laundry detergent or things like winter coats and toys if you want to start checking items off your list.

Money.com is reporting that in an effort to compete with Amazon, Walmart is staffing “holiday helpers” to specifically help you find gifts and make purchases easier. So with a little luck, things will at least become less stressful for you.

Also, now is a great time to think about layaway, which is a great way to ease the financial burden this time of year can have. Money.com says Kmart and Toys R Us are offering special deals for people who take advantage of layaway and price matching.

Last but not least, Consumer Reports has released a gift-giving guide to help with gift ideas. They’ll rate products to help you pick out what’s best for the people on your list–or at least the list you’ll eventually have.

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