Every holiday season, retailers compete with one another to draw in the shoppers. They'll advertise in newspapers, television and on the radio for percentages off certain items or they'll give coupons for additional money off things that are already marked down. Consumers are hoping to find a great Christmas sale online. Online shopping stores are not really that much different than those housed in buildings that you can go to. Just like retail stores, they have to offer sales to make their merchandise more enticing for you to buy than their competition's merchandise. Now more than ever is the best time to look for great Christmas sales online. You can shop for what you want for every single person on your shopping list. From babies to tweens, teenagers to adults - there's something online that'll satisfy everyone. To get the best deals in online shops, you don't have to spread a bunch of newspaper ads out all over your kitchen table trying to figure out which one has the best sale. You don't have to clip coupons (that you sometimes forget and leave home anyway) and you don't have to bring in the newspaper ad to get the sale price when you shop online. You can do your comparison shopping by pulling up multiple store sites and checking the prices. If you're shopping for clothing, you'll be able to follow a size chart and pick out the size and color you'd like. There are no worries if you happen to receive an item and decide it's not right for you. All you have to do is return the item back to the online store and many stores even provide free return shipping. As for coupons, online stores offer percentages off as well. If you reside in a part of the United States or overseas where the weather doesn't always cooperate, you get the added bonus of not having to go out on ice slicked roads. You can shop sitting by a nice, crackling fire with a cup of coffee or cocoa in your hand. But like retail stores, online stores have great bargains and the savvy shopper will be on the lookout for those deals. Make sure you're constantly watching for sales and paying attention when the prices are good. You don't want to be one of the shoppers who luck out on great deals. With the money you'll save finding a great Christmas sale online, you can treat yourself to a few gifts, too. Once you're done with your shopping, all you have to do is wait for the delivery truck to arrive!