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December 14, 201522 min
EMMY & PEABODY - AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST CLAUDIA LOMBANA EXPLAINS HOW WAITING UNTIL THE LAST-MINUTE CAN SAVE MONEY FOR SAVVY SHOPPERS WHERE TO FIND LAST- MINUTE HOLIDAY DEALS FROM ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP SHOPPING JOURNALIST 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.  On December 14, 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 more than 1,000 merchants offer free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. ABOUT CLAUDIA LOMBANA: Lombana regularly shares her insight and expertise with national television audiences. She is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top shopping specialists, providing advice and data for media and major businesses.  Her tips and advice regularly appear in national publications, including The New York Times, USA Today and many others. The two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and Peabody Award winner provides advice on topics ranging from shopping trends to fraud protection. As a journalist, she has traveled the world covering news stories for CNN, CBS, FOX, Tech TV and E! News. WWW.TIPSONTV.COM  TODD SIMON – FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY OWNER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OMAHA STEAKS - GIFT PACKAGES OF STEAKS, WINE AND ASSORTED GOURMET FOODS POLL SHOWS FOOD GIFTS TOP DESIRED HOLIDAY GIFTS Sweets and Steaks Rank Among Top Choices Food gifts top the wish list for many consumers this holiday season according to a recent study of holiday food gift trends conducted by Omaha Steaks. The survey indicated nearly 86 percent of gift recipients would enjoy receiving a food gift with chocolate (31.42 percent), smoked meats and/or cheese basket (28.41 percent), wine (25.22 percent) and steak (24.16 percent) in the list of top choices. Omaha Steaks, a fifth generation family-owned company based in Omaha, Nebraska, is at the forefront of this food gifting trend and has been offering gift packages of steaks, wine and assorted gourmet foods for nearly 100 years. ABOUT OMAHA STEAKS: Founded in 1917, Omaha Steaks is a fifth-generation, family-owned company known nationwide for the finest in USDA-approved, grain fed beef and gourmet foods. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation’s largest direct response marketer of beef and gourmet foods available through multiple marketing channels including by phone at 1-800-228-9055, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide. WWW.OMAHASTEAKS.COM


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