LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY DEALS FROM AN AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST CLAUDIA LOMBANA

Lombana Explains How Waiting until the Last-Minute can Save Money for Savvy Shoppers

How many of us have found ourselves in a drug store or gas stations desperate to find a last-minute gift? Now, what consumers may not realize is that sometimes waiting until the last minute can actually save you plenty of money. Emmy and Peabody-Award winning journalist Claudia Lombana is available to share some of her super last-minute shopping secrets, just in time for National Free Shipping Day (December 18), when many merchants offer free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.

A GREAT GIFT THE FAMILY WILL ENJOY
One of my favorite holiday memories is playing games on Christmas morning, which is why I recommend Carnival Games. Carnival Games is the perfect family-friendly game for anyone, anywhere, now for the first time on Nintendo Switch! Like a real-life county fair, Carnival Games bursts with exciting games that you can play over and over.  With both fan-favorite and brand-new mini-games all in one package, Carnival Games on Nintendo Switch can be played alone or with up to three others. Hit home runs, pile the highest stack of cakes, and take your horse to the finish line–20 total mini-games will have you and your friends stepping right up to win again and again!  Carnival Games on Nintendo Switch brings the party back for the entire family. For more information, visit www.nintendo.com/games/detail/carnival-games-switch

CUSTOMIZE A SPECIAL GIFT AT THE LAST MINUTE
If you’ve waited, it’s not too late to for a really special gift. I love to create personalized photos and décor panels at CVS, and it only takes minutes. With Kodak Moments you can make a one-of-a-kind gift without a lot of effort. Available in 4×6, 6×8, and 8×10 sizes, starting at only $5.99. You can display your favorite memory on a free-standing photo panel or create customized décor panels; there are many designs available and ready to gift, all you need is a bow. Visit a CVS store and head to the Kodak Picture kiosk, or you can order online or at home by visiting cvsphoto.com to make your perfect gift today.

CAN’T MISS GIFT THAT YOU CAN GET AT THE LAST-MINUTE
Don’t stress out looking for a gift, because Cinemark Movie Club is now available for you to gift to your family and friends!  Everyone loves a little movie magic and, Cinemark Movie Club can be sent as a gift in increments of one month to a full year at Cinemark dot com slash gift-movie-club. The perfect gift, the Cinemark Movie Club membership includes one movie ticket per month with rollover feature, a 20 percent concession discount every visit, waived online fees, and member pricing on companion tickets. See all the holiday blockbuster movies like Spiderman, Mary Poppins and Aquaman…A Movie Club membership is the perfect gift for the movie-lover in your life, no shipping, wrapping or long lines! For more information, visit www.cinemark.com/giftmovieclub

ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A USEFUL GIFT
I love my morning coffee, and my daily workouts. That’s why these tough and versatile Elevation Tumblers from OtterBox are the perfect gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season.  There’s something for everyone because Elevation lids can be swapped to transform your drinkware from morning coffee to hydrating water bottle to cocktail shaker and more.  Elevation Tumblers are available in different size and color options, including wine tumblers perfect to use as stocking stuffers. For more information, visit www.otterbox.com/en-us/tumblers