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Dec 10

It’s the most sales-shopping time of the year

Sale shopping

If this were me, I'd have a lot more bags.

In one of my previous posts, I alluded to the fact that I like to spend money. That’s not entirely true. I like to dream about spending money, but actually handing over the cash has been known to induce physical pain. Even when it comes to meaningful expenditures, such as my college tuition. I was so excited to go — until the lady at the registrar’s office pried the multi-thousand dollar check from my kung-fu death grip. For the next few weeks, I woke up every night in a cold sweat, imagining my empty savings account accumulating nothing but dust bunnies and air.

Given this information, one would think I scrooge out during the Christmas season, what with all the plastic-swiping, check-writing, cash-draining present buying going on. But that’s not the case. Not only do I enjoy buying gifts for people, I am downright euphoric about the A-MAZING deals this time of year. Black Friday through the end of January is a cheapskate’s paradise. I practice my clothesline and a patented move I like to call the Shake and Bake weeks ahead of time so I’m in shape for the shopping season. I get so excited about good deals, I have been known to call random friends and family members to try to talk them into items just because the price is SO LOW!

This year, you, dear reader(s), are my friends and family. Wow, that sounds sad. I mean that only in the sense that I am going to share with you the top five deals that Vann’s has going on right now that you CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO BUY!

3D HDTV Samsung

Green ogres and talking donkeys make this TV extra magical.

1. Samsung UN55C7000

Right off the bat, you’re saving over $1000 (through 12/25), which is huge. But what’s even more huge is that this TV has some killer features: 3D, 240Hz processing, Wi-Fi ready, and an incredibly slim profile (just 1″). Your living room is begging you to buy this.

TomTom GPS navigator

Because some people
need a reliable navigator.

2. TomTom XL335S

Almost a 50% savings! You know at least one person in your family is a notoriously bad navigator. Don’t just relentlessly ridicule them, help them overcome this deficiency with a stunningly great deal on a GPS unit. I was born without any form of internal compass (thanks to my mother), so this gift is near and dear to my heart.

Skullcandy in ear headphones

Comfy and stylish, plus a rockin' price.

3. Skullcandy Smokin Bud headphones

I love Skullcandy headphones. I love even more that these are $10 off, which translates to a 30% savings. You’ll love the squishy, comfy ear buds. And the good sound. And the price.

HD camcorder

Keep in mind, you'll need fodder for graduation and wedding slideshows.

4. Canon VIXIA HD camcorder

A surprisingly high-quality camcorder (it’s got a glass lens, which, over time, means better quality recording) at a fantastically low price. It shoots HD! It has an 8GB internal memory! It saves you $100! If you’re a camcorder person (and with two kids, of course, I am), this is a screaming deal.

5. The Clearance Outlet

Okay, this technically isn’t a single product, but I know before I leave a store, I make sure to check out the clearance rack/bin/endcap/corner. It’s like a stack full of needles with nary a piece of hay in site. The Vann’s Clearance Outlet features a rotating crop of products at prices that will make your inner penny-pincher positively giddy. Check regularly to see what’s new.

Good luck with your Christmas shopping. I hope you find deals that make you so proud, you feel compelled to leave the price tag on, just so the recipient knows how hard you worked to find that perfect gift for him or her at a truly awe-inspiring price.

Shirt with sale tag

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