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Tick Tock Goes the Clock

by Abbey O'Bryan, on December 11th, 2014

Alright my fellow procrastinators...there are officially two weeks until Christmas. If you’re a “sometimes” procrastinator, you may be shakin’ in your boots already. Afterall, 14 days is not a long period of time in which to accomplish the myriad tasks before us. But for those of us more seasoned (some might even say professional) procrastinators, we simply say, “Two weeks shmoo weeks. You ain’t got nothin’ on me, Christmas.”

new balance sleeping santa

But there is one tiny caveat that the sensible shopper in me must share with my expert dawdling comrades: we get taken to the cleaners if we drag our heels with holiday shopping. I mean, come on, is it any surprise? They know they’ve got us. We can’t show up at home on Christmas Day empty handed! We’ll do anything to avoid the familial shame that accompanies the loser-who-somehow-forgot-when-Christmas-was label. We’ll pay double, no triple, the cost of the gift in shipping fees to get it on time. We’ll race into a department store at 5:59pm on Christmas Eve, grab the first thing in sight and pay the exorbitant price. No! This year must be different. Despite the fact that pulling it off in the nick of time is truly thrilling for us fully committed heel-draggers, waiting until the last second to shop hits us where it hurts: our wallets. If you fight your inborn urge, and start your shopping today you will enjoy the absolute best deals of the entire year. Take New Balance, for instance. Right now at, there are a handful of promo codes that will save you up to 25% off your purchase, including free shipping! But they all expire on or before December 25th! So let’s do it differently this year, huh? And instead of reveling in the thrill of just coming in under the wire, revel in the thrill of a nicely padded wallet!