With six fewer shopping days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, nearly 70 percent of U.S. shoppers say they plan to do their holiday shopping in early December, according to the Deloitte 2019 Holiday Retail Survey, and retailers like Omaha Steaks are encouraging customers to shop even earlier to avoid traffic, long lines, and sell-outs. Plus, food and meal gifts like Omaha Steaks take the stress out of holiday meal planning for recipients who get their gifts earlier in December.

 “With the holiday season shorter than usual because of the timing of Thanksgiving, and the time it takes people to finish their shopping, consumers are almost forced to shop early this year,” said Senior Vice President and Fifth-Generation Family Owner Todd Simon. “This should be such a joyous time of the year so why not lift your burden and get your shopping done now – plus your Omaha Steaks gift will be appreciated even more because it helps your recipient with their holiday meal planning.

The Survey also found that 43% of shoppers plan to buy Food and Beverages as a gift and the single largest category of “Gifts I will buy for myself” is also Food and Beverage at 42% of holiday buyers.

To make shopping early even easier, Omaha Steaks will be giving a $30 E-Reward Card to all customers ordering between November 4 and December 8 when they choose pre-Christmas delivery and order $79.00 or more.

“The holidays are about bringing people together. Our customers use delicious Omaha Steaks items as gifts and for their own holiday meals and entertaining. Having gourmet foods on hand means you’ll be ready for entertaining guests at a moment’s notice,” Simon added. “We’re giving every customer a chance to reduce their holiday stress and enjoy an extra $30 off a future purchase just for planning ahead.”

For more information on Omaha Steaks packages visit www.OmahaSteaks.com or call 1-800-228-9055.

About Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks®, America’s Original Butcher, founded in 1917, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based, fifth-generation, family-owned company that markets and distributes a wide variety of the finest quality USDA-approved, grain-fed beef and other gourmet foods including seafood, pork, poultry, slow cooker and skillet meals, side dishes, appetizers and desserts. Today, Omaha Steaks® is recognized as the nation’s largest direct response marketer of premium beef and gourmet foods, available to customers by calling 1-800-228-9055, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.