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Amazon Prime Now guarantees Christmas gift delivery before midnight

Posted at 5:23 PM, Dec 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-25 03:11:22-05

UPDATE: Amazon made last-minute shopping easy for customers Saturday.

The company guaranteed that Amazon Prime Now subscribers who ordered before 9:45 P.M. would receive their deliveries by midnight.

13 Action News put the claim to the test.

WATCH the video above to see if Amazon beat Santa.

ORIGINAL: Are you waiting until the last minute to buy your gifts? Be honest. Even if you’re a Christmas procrastinator, there are still plenty of holiday-shopping deals.
Big national chains are slashing prices for last-minute shoppers.
“We have 30 percent off electronics, DVDs, toys,” said Denise Ashbaugh, store clerk at Target. “People are buying a lot of electronics, a lot of drones.”
Legos are 20 percent off at Target. On the higher end, Lori Pelham said she got a deep discount on an Apple Series-1 watch. “I had to get an Apple watch for daughter’s boyfriend and got $70 off,” Pelham said.
Kohl's is cutting 20 percent off orders of $100 or more, 15 percent off orders less $100 and the The Gap is offering discounts up to 50 percent. Even high-end retailers like Ralph Lauren are offering discounts.
“Any time I can save a dollar, it makes me extremely happy,” said Tanisha Bridges, who scored a great deal for her son’s indoor basketball set. “I think it normally goes for about $179 or so. We found it for $94.”
Some retailers are open overnight from Friday into Saturday. Most stores close early on Christmas Eve.