Consumer Warrior Clark Howard recommends click and collect services for last minute Christmas shopping

Jacksonville, FL — If you still need to finish up your Christmas shopping, WOKV's Consumer Warrior Clark Howard is sharing the best way you can still save yourself some time and money.

Howard says your best bet now is to take advantage of the click and collect service offered by many major retailers.

"Many [other] retailers now let you order on their wesbite, notify when the item you're looking for is ready, and you simply go to a separate area of the store to pick up the items. And that is going to save you money, save you hassle, and save you time, if you spend these last several days before Christmas filling out Christmas wishes that way," says Howard.

Howard says one of the biggest advantages of using this service is being able to easily price shop.

"One of the great advantages of shopping from your phone or your laptop before going to a store, is it's going to make it much easier for you to comparison shop, store to store. Using something like Google shopping, which the easiest way to get there is to type in on your phone or computer is, you're able, once you zero in on a item you're interested in, to instantly comparison shop it across many different retailers," explains Howard.

By using click and collect, you’ll also avoid most of the big crowds.

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