Big sales expected leading into Christmas

Retailers are gearing up for the final days of holiday shopping and are hoping some extra deals will help get people to buy.

Shine Nog has been a big hit with customers in Gatlinburg. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Retailers are gearing up for the final days of holiday shopping and are hoping some extra deals will help get people to buy.

In Gatlinbug, the unique shops there say they've had a great shopping season.

Ole Smoky Moonshine says the newest flavor of shine didn't last long. The company says Shine Nog sold out in just a few days.

"Then word spread and like I say just came up here and wipped it out," said Johnny Baker, Ole Smoky Moonshine. "There maybe some floating around the Knoxville market, if so you may want to grab you some."

Ole Smoky plans to have the nog back available for sale late Friday evening.

Major retailers like Wal-mart say they're planning big discounts leading to the Christmas holiday. The manager of the Wal-mart in Sevierville says customers see expect great deals.

"We have a variety of items that is going to be reduced in price and help our customers save money going into the final stages of the holiday," said Chris Johnson, Manager Sevierville Wal-Mart. "As customers go out into the stores and they're able to purchase more merchandice and they're excited more so this year seeing the event savings that we've had."

According to ShopperTrak’s predictions, four of the 10 busiest shopping days will occur between Dec. 20 and Dec. 24, with Super Saturday (Dec. 21) being the second most-popular shopping day after Black Friday.

The following items are included in the Christmas Countdown Savings Event and will be available through Dec. 24 or while supplies last at Walmart stores. Specific items and quantities will vary by store.

Electronics:
· Apple iPad® mini Wi-Fi 16GB (two colors) – $299 with a $50 Walmart gift card
· iPhone 5c ($27) and 5s ($127) – requires a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon
· Select video games such as Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Grand Theft Auto 5 and NBA2K14 (for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) – $39.96 ($20 savings) – also available on Walmart.com
· Monster headphones – $79.95 ($50 savings ) – also available on Walmart.com
· Vizio 70-inch LED Smart HDTV – $1,498 ($200 savings) – also available on Walmart.com

Toys:
· Holiday Barbie – $29 ($10.97 savings) – also available on Walmart.com
· Furby Boom! – $39 ($20 savings)
· Innotab 3 – $39.97 ($20 savings) – also available on Walmart.com
· Sofia the First Desk – $54 ($15.97 savings) – also available on Walmart.com

And More:
· Men’s Fleece / Flannel Sleep Pants – $7.83 ($2.09 savings) – also available on Walmart.com
· Ladies 2-piece Pajamas Set – $12 (special buy) – also available on Walmart.com
· Better Homes and Gardens 700-Thread Count Sheets – $24.96 (special buy) – also available on Walmart.com
· iTunes gift card – $25 for a $30 gift card ($5 savings)
· Large Tables Games including an 89-inch Billiard Table – $239 ($58 savings) – also available on Walmart.com


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