Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown
Crunch time is here for Christmas because it's Christmas week.
You've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.
Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to help you finish up your Christmas shopping.
Best Buy's got deals through Christmas, with special sales through Christmas Eve. All Best Buy stores are open from 7 a.m. to midnight EST through Tuesday (Dec. 23). On Wednesday, Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Best Buy is closed Christmas Day.
Crooked Goose is a classic corner pub that features old-school tavern favorites with a twist. Located at 355 Wilson Avenue NW, Suite 600, in Walker's Standale neighborhood, Crooked Goose is offering $5 back in twisted bucks for every $25 spent in gift cards through Dec. 31. In addition, on Dec. 23, for every $50 in gift cards, get $20 back in twisted bucks.
Kmart is offering special Christmas deals this week and free shipping through Dec. 22. Through Dec. 23, the stores are open 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EST. On Christmas Eve, Kmart is open from 12:10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but will be closed Christmas Day.
Kohl’s offers Christmas week sales. Kohl's is open 24 hours on Monday and Tuesday. On Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Kohl's is open midnight to 6 p.m. It's closed for Christmas, but reopens Friday (Dec. 26) from 6 a.m. to midnight and is open 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Lowe's Home Improvement is offering Christmas specials through Christmas Eve and free shipping on qualifying parcels of $49 or more. Lowe's has regular store hours this week, but is closing at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and is closed Christmas Day.
Macy’s is offering deals through its Holiday Gift Guide with other promotions and discounts this week. Macy's stores are open 24 hours Monday and Tuesday and from midnight to 6 p.m. Wednesday on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). Its stores are closed Christmas Day, but are open 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Friday, Saturday and next Sunday.
TJ Maxx & Marshall’s
TJ Maxx and Marshall’s are full bore with Christmas shoppers. Their stores are open until 11 p.m. today (Sunday), 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST Monday and Tuesday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday for Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). The stores are closed Christmas Day, but are open again 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Meijer is offering an mPerks deal where new registrants earn a chance at $500 if they register from Dec. 1 through Dec. 25, with five winners each week. Check for the Christmas specials in this week's ads for the best deals. During the Very Merry Meijer event, one customer at each of the retailer’s 213 stores across the Midwest was randomly selected on Dec. 13 to receive their purchases free. Most Meijer stores are open 24 hours, but all are closed Christmas Day and reopen Friday.
Menard's best deals for Christmas are found in its weekly ad. All stores open from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. EST Christmas Eve, with stores closed Christmas Day but reopening for regular hours on Friday (Dec. 26).
JCPenney's store ads feature its best deals for Christmas. Special holiday hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST Monday and Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Christmas Eve; and closed on Christmas Day. Its stores reopen at 6 a.m. EST Friday.
Sears is offering special deals in stores and online. Special holiday hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST through Monday (Dec. 22), 5 a.m. to midnight EST Tuesday (Dec. 23) and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Wednesday (Christmas Eve, Dec. 24). All stores are closed Christmas Day, but reopen Friday.
Target's best Christmas deals are available weekly ad. It has extended hours from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday (Dec. 22), 7 a.m. to midnight Tuesday (Dec. 23) and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday (Christmas Eve, Dec. 24). Target stores are closed Christmas Day, but are open 7 a.m. to midnight Friday. On Christmas Eve, online orders for store pickup can be made as late as 5 p.m. EST and have items ready that day.
Toys R Us
Cyber Monday extends throughout Cyber Week through Dec. 6Toys R Us. Check out its weekly ad for the best deals for Christmas. Hours this week are 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. through Monday; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (Christmas Eve, Dec. 24); closed Christmas Day; and open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Twisted Rooster is currently offering a holiday catering deal, with complimentary dessert for catering orders of $150 or more. Located at 1600 East Beltline Avenue NE in Grand Rapids, Twisted Rooster is offering $5 back in twisted bucks for every $25 spent in gift cards through Dec. 31. In addition, on Dec. 23, for every $50 in gift cards, get $20 back in twisted bucks. Twisted Rooster also has locations in Belleville and Chesterfield.
Walmart's Christmas sales are available in its weekly ad covering today through Dec. 27. Walmart stores are open 24 hours a day.
Younker's offers plenty of Christmas deals through its store ads in addition to extended hours. It also offers its 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Younkers has special holiday hours 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 22 and 23), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday (Christmas Eve, Dec. 24) and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday (Dec. 26); it is closed Christmas Day.