Happy Christmas Eve! Before the Christmas festivities begin, I’d like to share with you a unforgettable part of the holidays – the boxing day sales. Although I usually am exhausted and poor post Christmas, there is no harm having a little window shop (or impulse buy for that matter). Here are my top tips for getting the best bargains.
If you are a student, check apps such as Unidays and Student Beans to see what deals are available, some are still applied on top of regular discounts
Find out when exactly the sales start. Some stores avoid Boxing day and reduce prices in January, while others begin discounting from Christmas Day onwards
Plan plan plan. If you have a shopping list then ensure you know exactly what you want and from there. This ensures no time wasting and the possibility of items selling out.
If the item is sold at more than one store, make sure you have found the cheapest price for the product. There is nothing like being cheated out of money, which is so easy to do at this time of year.
Sometimes it is better to wait before purchasing an item. Although there are boxing day sales, January sales exist as people stop buying, so consider waiting a week or so just in case prices do go down.
Set a limit to spend. It is easy to get carried away with spending and whatnot, so set a limit, or take the exact amount of cash required to avoid financial difficulty in January.
Potential discounts in the UK over the festive season:
Asos sale – Up to 50% off selected items
Gap sale – Up to 60% off, online and in stores
Boots sale – Up to 50% off online now and in stores on Boxing Day
H&M sale – Up to 60% off online and in stores
Debenhams sale – Up to 50% off online now and in stores from Boxing Day
Kurt Geiger sale – Up to 60% off, online and in stores
Topshop and Topman sale – Up to 60% off online and in stores
Superdrug sale – Up to 50% off
Hamleys sale – Up to 50% off, online and in stores
Miss Selfridge sale – Up to 50% off, online and in stores