Retailers push holiday deals extra-early

Retailers are jumpy about the tough economy, so they're getting into the Christmas spirit earlier than usual.

Instead of pushing candy and jack-o-lanterns leading up to Halloween, Santa-inspired bargains are already making their way into stores.

CBS News business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis named a few incentives you can cash in on now, before the holiday rush begins. She shared the following deals on "The Early Show":

  • Stauer: $249 amethyst necklace if you pay the shipping
  • Nordstrom: Free shipping on most orders
  • Raymour and Flanigan: No interest for four years
  • Sears: Price matching plus 10 percent of difference in price

For more from Jarvis on changes in shopping habits and seasonal employment, click on the video above.



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