Being 8.5 months pregnant, I'm doing most of my Xmas shopping online this year. I'm too tired to scour the sales and and paranoid of sick people.
I'm usually thrifstoring gifts, but this year I also wanted some new things and had great luck with Amazon daily deals.
I bought hubby two magazine subscriptions that normally go for $25 only $5 each.
The board games I bought as gifts were all 1/2 of the price than Target or Walmart wanted for them, with free shipping.
Getting a trial Amazon Prime subscription and canceling within 30 days will let you get free shipping on everything for the month.
Filler Item Finder is great for when you're really, really close to $25 on your order total and want to get that free shipping.
There are also tons of sites like spendfish.com that list all the most marked down items on amazon that day.
Luckily I have a clear idea of what I want to get beforehand, because if you end up buying a bunch of stuff just cause it's on sale, obviously that defeats the purpose.