Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday — after-Christmas sales can be a bargain shopper’s dream! As many retailers are starting to make room for new merchandise, you can expect to see slashed prices on everything from appliances to winter clothing. But in order to take full advantage, you need to plan ahead! Keep reading for tips on how to make the most of after-Christmas sales!
Just because you receive a coupon offer before Christmas doesn’t always mean you have to use it ASAP! Check the expiration date! You may be able to use it after Christmas, which could mean even more post-holiday discounts.
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Some of us shop ahead for Christmas, so why not shop ahead for other occasions too? Take advantage of after-Christmas sales to shop for birthday gifts, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, etc. Think of stocking stuffers as party favors, red candies/gifts for Valentine’s Day, gift sets that could be repackaged… the sky’s the limit!
Many thrift stores receive a lot of year-end donations from people that are either downsizing or grabbing a last-minute tax deduction. Stop in and see what they have! They may also have special end-of-year sales.
Be sure and check out electronics and clearance sections for open-box merchandise sales. Many stores will re-sell returned items at a discount! And don’t miss out on Amazon Warehouse — this can be a great resource for scoring great deals on everything!
Lots of different snacks and foods will have a special packaging for the holidays. Remember that it’s just the packaging that looks dated after Christmas, not the actual food! Look for these items to be marked down after December 25 and stock up!
When shopping for big-ticket items, schedule your shopping around the item’s bargain sale months!
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