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5 In-Store Deals for Christmas: Shop at Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, more

By , dealnews contributor

Like any person infused with the holiday spirit, you're making a list, you're checking it twice, you're gonna find out — who you forgot to buy a gift for! We know, we know: That last line, aside from having no rhythm or swing to it, is enough to strike panic into the heart of even the most battle-tested shopper. And since no one likes a sad present-less meme, the elves at dealnews central have accessed Santa's secret database to share some hot, last-minute gifts. Act quickly, and remember, these deals apply to merchandise you can still buy online and pick up at the store.

  1. Nikon Coolpix L120 14MP 21x Zoom Digital Camera
    Vendor: Best Buy
    Price: $199.99 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $30
    Credit expires: December 27

    Is It Worth It?: Snap up this Nikon Coolpix L120 14-Megapixel Digital Camera for $199.99 in-cart. Since it's not guaranteed for delivery by Christmas, you must place your order by 3 pm local time no later than December 24 for pickup before Christmas. This camera features a 3" LCD, 21x optical zoom, 1280x720 (720p) video recording, 102MB built-in memory, SD/SDHC card slot, mini HDMI output, USB connectivity, and garners a 3.5 out of 5 star rating from the editors at CNET.

  2. $20 Old Navy Credit
    Vendor: Groupon
    Price: $10
    Expires: December 24

    Is It Worth It?: This one is climbing the hotness meter as we speak. It's easy to just print out a 50% off bargain and take it to the store, as Groupon offers a $20 Old Navy credit for $10. Please note that the credit may take up to 24 hours to process, so you should buy it sooner rather than later if you're hoping to still use it in store. Old Navy is open until 7 pm local time on December 24.

  3. Dynex 32" 720p LED-Backlit Widescreen LCD HD Television
    Vendor: Best Buy
    Price: $199.99 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: Once again, you'll want to take advantage of Best Buy in-store pickup to get this item by Christmas. This Dynex HDTV rates 4.3 out of 5 stars with customers, and features 720p native resolution, 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 350 cd/m² brightness, two HDMI inputs, and video inputs that include one VGA jack. Plus, it's $50 under our mention from three weeks ago and one of the least expensive LED-backlit 32" LCD TVs we've ever seen. Note that orders placed by 3 pm local time on December 24 will be ready for pickup before Christmas.

  4. Barnes & Noble Printable Coupon
    Discount: 30% off
    Expires: December 24

    Is It Worth It?: Hurry over to your local Barnes & Noble retail store and take 30% off one item, with no minimum purchase required, with this printable coupon. While it excludes NOOK purchases and digital materials, everyone could use a crisp bestselling paperback or new 2012 wall calendar. Even if you're actually done with shopping, consider taking advantage of this coupon for yourself; it ties our Black Friday week mention (which also featured an online discount) as the largest general coupon we've seen from Barnes & Noble this year.

  5. Nintendo 3DS Handheld Game System bundled with a $30 Gift Card
    Vendor: Best Buy
    Price: $169.99 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $30 (assuming you use the gift card)

    Is It Worth It?: Best Buy offers the Nintendo 3DS Handheld Game System in Black (pictured), Red, or Blue, bundled with a $30 Best Buy Gift Card for just $169.99. Make sure to select same day in-store pickup if you're ordering online, and do so before December 24 at 3 pm local time, to ensure it's under the tree for Christmas. The 3DS features two screens (one 320x240 touchscreen and one normal 800x240) that display 3D visuals without the need for 3D glasses. It also features a 3D Depth Slider, built-in motion and gyroscope sensors, Circle Pad (analog control), 3D camera, 2GB SD memory card, and more.

Front page photo credit: Cheezburger

Lou Carlozo is dealnews' Green Dad columnist. He was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune. Follow him on Twitter — @LouCarlozo63. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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Dan de Grandpre (DealNews)
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