No minute like the last, shoppers flood Central Ohio malls

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Last minute shoppers may have the last laugh.

The National Retail Federation reports as much as 40% of holiday sales happen 10 days before Christmas.

The organization found as of December 15th, the average shopper had completed about 50% of their shopping.

The report also said people are giving more experience-type gifts, like sporting events or outdoor activities.

Many people are also turning to their smartphones to shop or save.

Shopping Smartphone Apps Suggestions:

ShopSavvy: The app has access to 500,000 retailers. Users can compare prices and scan barcodes.

Santa’s Bag – Christmas Gift List: The app manages your gift recipients, shopping, and budget lists.

RetailMeNot: The app lets you set alerts for local and online deals. You can search by category and save your favorite offers. The app also lets you show a coupon on your phone to get the savings instantly.

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