The holiday shopping countdown is on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you're still working on your holiday shopping, you're not alone. According to Consumer Reports, nearly one in three Americans hadn't even begun by the first week of December.

Marlys Lamorie has worked through several holiday shopping seasons and this year she says it's been busy, "But it's been good."

It's only expected to get busier. The final two weeks of the year account for as much as 30 percent of the holiday season sales.

That's when Phillip Humphrey does his shopping.

"Our game plan... we really don't have one. A lot of times it's just last minute for us. Hit it one store and try and knock it all out at once and be done," he said.

The National  Retail Federation reports 10% of Americans will be buying gifts on Christmas eve. So some stores offer free shipping and extended hours.

But as the parking lots fill up and the days dwindle, getting that gift delivered on time can be stressful.

"It's easier for us to go into a store and grab it. With online shopping it might get there, it might not," Humphrey said.

Places like Target have you covered. There, you can shop online and pick up in the store.

If you're planning on shopping on Saturday, don't think you're alone; that's the busiest shopping day behind Black Friday.

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