Stores are pushing deals and incentives like free shipping for the final week of the holiday shopping season, as new numbers show people are so far spending at a bit of a slower pace than last year.
pared down their inventories and offered more exclusive merchandise
this season in a bid to avoid having to offer big discounts that
shoppers have come to expect. But customers seem willing to wait, and so
stores are once again counting on last-minute buyers for the final
stretch, particularly Saturday, which could be the busiest day of the
year.. . . more