The holidays are a battlefield. Every year, companies like Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Target (NYSE:TGT), and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) bring out bigger and better deals in the fight to be the first to your wallet. In this special edition of Investor Beat, Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser and consumer expert Dayana Yochim talk about the escalating gimmicks and deals retailers are rolling out this holiday season and which stores are the most desperate for your money.

Alison Southwick and Dayana Yochim have no position in any stocks mentioned. Jason Moser owns shares of Amazon.com. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Amazon.com. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.