Dealzmodo Presents The Slacker's Guide To Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Buying gifts online is the easiest way to be frugal: you can compare prices from stores and if you're smart with free shipping, it ends up being a lot less expensive. But if you're a slacker and forget, you'll be panicking in a depressingly-lit mall on Christmas Eve trying to fit a bunch of mediocre products into your holiday budget because you missed shipping deadlines. Don't be late.

This is the TL;DR: the sooner you order, the safer. Today you can probably buy things online with bare-minimum ground shipping and get them in time to put them under the tree. But by the end of the week it gets a little dicier. Below you'll find notable ground shipping deadlines, and we've also added our favorite deal of the day from those outlets. Also below: the three major logistics deadlines, in case you're shipping something yourself or you're buying from an outlet without clear deadlines. And of course, your daily Dealzmodo love.


Dealzmodo Presents The Slacker's Guide To Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Amazon Super Saver - Sunday, December 16 | Details
Amazon Prime - Thursday, December 20 | Details

Today from Amazon we like the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD for $250 with the code FIREHD89. This is the first discount we've ever seen on this tablet. It's usually $300 and as such this is your Deal of the Day. [Amazon]


Dealzmodo Presents The Slacker's Guide To Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Newegg - Monday, December 17 for Egg Saver Shipping | Details

From Newegg, we love this scratcher of a 32-inch 1080p HDTV by Sceptre. It's only $190 with coupon code EMCYTZT2630, which is at least $50 less than other outlets. [Newegg]


Dealzmodo Presents The Slacker's Guide To Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Thinkgeek - Friday, December 14 for US Economy Shipping | Details

For a recap of some great deals at ThinkGeek, check out last week's Dealzmodo. But today we like this 200-watt inverter that fits into your car's cupholder. It's 50% off, down to $17.50. [ThinkGeek]


Dealzmodo Presents The Slacker's Guide To Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Best Buy — Thursday, December 13 for Ground Shipping | Details

Today's best sale at Best Buy is the original Star Wars trilogy for $30. We featured these Blu-rays as a Dealzmodo from Amazon at the same price, but they're back up to ~40 and Best Buy keeps undercutting the price. If you want them today's a good day to buy them. [BestBuy]


Dealzmodo Presents The Slacker's Guide To Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Apple — Dates vary.
Wednesday, December 12 (for Engraved Orders + iPad Mini + iPhone 5) | Details
Tuesday, December 18 for everything else | Details

Discounts? Coupon codes? At Apple? Well, as Kyle Wagner has explained before, the best way to get Apple deals is to buy refurbished. Today they've got a 2011 13" Macbook Air with 256GB SSD for $1100 and they've also got 4th Generation iPod Touches for cheap too. [Apple]


USPS — Monday, December 10 for First Class shipping to Military
USPS — Friday, December 14th for Parcel Post service | Details
UPS — Monday, December 17 for UPS Ground | Details
FedEx Ground - Monday, December 17 for FedEx Ground | Details


Follow Dealzmodo for a curated stream of sales on things you want.

Top Deals


Accessories

Monster Cable Management Kit/Wrap ($10) | Amazon via TechDealDigger | Originally $30
iPhone 5 OtterBox Defender ($18) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $25
Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 ($28) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $50
Wireless USB 3.0 500GB Seagate Portable HD ($100) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $200

Miscellaneous

Scalp Head Massager ($1.55) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $5 | Ships from Hong Kong, you won't get it before Christmas
Mini Brass Microscope ($2.38) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $5
3 $10 Apple iTunes Gift Cards ($27) | Best Buy via Dealzon | Originally $30 | After tax this might not be the hottest deal
Dungeons and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft ($30) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $50
Kershaw Black Blur Glassbreaker Knife ($41) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $53 | Look for $10 off $50 promo
$10 Gift Card with Purchase of $100 Gift Card ($100) | Walmart via Dealzon | Originally $110
20% off Mickey Mouse Memorabilia | Disney Store via Brand Name Coupons | Use coupon code MAGICAL
10% off High-End Grilling Stuff| BBQ Island via Reddit | Use coupon code ADMIN10, it's a bummer they only sell Big Green Eggs in store

Apple

Apple TV ($89) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $99

Gaming

World of Goo ($1.49) | Green Man Gaming via Reddit | Originally $5 | Use coupon code GMG25-CZPYL-D5MQ6
Dead Island Game of the Year ($4.9) | Green Man Gaming via Reddit | Originally $20 | Use coupon code GMG25-CZPYL-D5MQ6 or try to take a survey for a 35% off code
Mirror's Edge ($6) | Get Games via Reddit | Originally $20
Fallout 3 GOTY Edition for Xbox and PS3 ($12.49) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $30
Mass Effect 3 ($15) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $30
NBA 2K13 for Xbox and PS3 ($50) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $60
$40 Gift Card When You Buy Two Games ($120) | Best Buy via Dealzon | Originally $160
Xbox 360 with Two Controllers and Skylanders ($180) | Walmart via Dealzon | Originally $200 | Cheap 4GB Xbox

Physical Media

Beetlejuice on DVD ($4) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $10
Moonrise Kingdom ($13) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
Homeland Season 1 ($20) | Best Buy via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $40
Pixar Short Film Collection ($21) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $40
Downton Abbey Season 1 + 2 ($30) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $50
Entourage: The Complete Series ($120) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $200 | Make this bro's Christmas complete
50% off Various Pixar Movies | Amazon via Reddit
10% Off Hipster Literary Detrius ($) | McSweeney's via Lisa Hanawalt | Originally $ | Use coupon code HANAWALT

Clothing

30% off $50 of Hats | Lids via Brand Name Coupons | Use coupon code GREEN30
30% off Cozy Fleeces | Columbia via Brand Name Coupons | Use coupon code COL30FF
30% off Hideous Shoes | Crocs via Brand Name Coupons | Use coupon code CROCS30, the shoe of the future
30% off Rockport Shoes | Rockport via Brand Name Coupons | Kick it with coupon code HOLIDAY30
20% off Macy's | Macy's via Brand Name Coupons | Use coupon code EXTRA
40% off Karmaloop | Karmaloop via Reddit | Use coupon code FREAK40, look at Ray-Ban sunglasses, Naked and Famous raw denim, and Red Wing boots
25% off J. Crew | J. Crew via Reddit | Use coupon code MERRY
30% off Bonobos Sale Items | Bonobos via Reddit | Use coupon code YULELOOKGREAT


40% off Nautica | via | Sale lasts 12 hours, use code MERRY40

Dumb TV → Smart TV

Apple TV ($89) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $99
Xbox 360 with Two Controllers and Skylanders ($180) | Walmart via Dealzon | Originally $200 | Cheap 4GB Xbox

Laptops

17" Used Samsung with Quad-Core i7 and Discrete Graphics ($730) | Cowboom via Hard Forum | Originally $1300 | It's like $1350 at Amazon, so…. Pretty hot deal
HP Envy Spectre 13" Ultrabook with 128GB SSD ($850) | HP via Dealzon | Originally $1000 | Use coupon code NB6721

Desktops

HP Envy Desktop with Quad-Core i7, Radeon 7570 ($650) | HP via Dealzon | Originally $950 | Use coupon code DT150

Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10" 16GB ($250) | Walmart via Dealzon | Originally $300

Screens

23" 1080p Acer Monitor ($105) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $140
Viewsonic SVGA DLP Projector ($300) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $500

Portables

Not today.

Camera

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX20 ($179) | B&H Photo | Originally $320

SSDs

256GB Crucial M4 SSD ($160) | Tiger Direct via TechDealDigger | Originally $400 | MIR on page
256GB Intel 520 Series SSD ($210) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $300

Apps

iOS

Jar on a Bar ($0) | via Best App Sales | Originally $1
Interlocked ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $1
Prince of Persia Classic ($1) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $2

iPad Only

National Geographic Today ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $1 | Gizmodo's AppoDay once upon a time
Prince of Persia Classic HD ($1) | via Best App Sales | Originally $2
Robots for iPad ($1) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $5
Majong Artifacts HD ($3) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $5

Android

Grabatron ($0) | Google Play via Apps-aholic | Originally $1

Mac

JPEGmini ($10) | Mac App Store via Best App Sales | Originally $20

Hobomodo

Free iPhone 5 Screen Protector ($0) | Facebook via Reddit | Originally $1 | Semi-sketch Facebook like required
1 Year Zappos VIP (Free Overnight Shipping) ($0) | Zappos via Reddit | Originally $10 | If you order shoes before 4PM, you'll get 'em the next day

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