{Christmas Planning} Tips on what to buy at the Boxing Day Sales

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

We all love sales and the Boxing Day sales are always BIG and busy with people rushing around!  It’s easy to go a little crazy with sales, here are a few of my tips to help with the Post Christmas Sale madness:

  • before you go make a list of the items you are most hoping to purchase
  • think about purchasing gifts for upcoming birthday’s, anniversaries, mothers/fathers day or even Christmas 2012.  
  • compare prices and don’t forget at some stores they will price match so take the brochure with you
  • purchase Christmas wrapping and cards for next year at a discount price, remembering that a solid colour wrap and ribbons can be used all year round
  • if you’re wanting to change the theme of your tree next year, now would be a great time to purchase the decorations at a reduced price
  • if you have a friend expecting, baby’s first christmas items would make a great gift for next year 
  • carparking is always terrible at these sales, visit the shopping centre early and grab a coffee from one of the nearby coffee shops while waiting for the shops to open
  • reduced price stocking stuffers can be used in party bags
  • look in the craft shop for discounted items that you can put away for next year
My kids birthdays are at the beginning of the year so I purchase their gifts in the Christmas sales, which is a great saving.  
 What do you purchase at Boxing Day Sales sales?
 

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23 comments

julie montgomery December 22, 2011 - 5:51 AM

Very good tips and it’s great to have a goal/plan before you step out into the sales that can pull you in! http://gosimplysavvy.com/blog/

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Katrina December 22, 2011 - 7:12 PM

They can draw you in so easily 🙂

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Mtomsey77 December 22, 2011 - 8:01 PM

i totally agree with having a list of what you want to look for. I went last year, and really didn’t know what I wanted. I came home empty handed, it’s one of those sales you need to know what you want to get and then fight someone for it. lol. I think I may take the advice at the top and look around for linen at target. i love the idea of putting presents away also for babies, etc.

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Katrina December 28, 2011 - 9:10 PM

Hope you enjoyed the sales 🙂

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Norlin December 22, 2011 - 5:59 AM

Clothes for me and the kids at these sales. Basically those that are classics, because they last through any trends. As for the kids, well, it’s not so much about fashion is it? It’s more about necessity, so we buy the basics during the sales. Kids grow up too quickly, so no point spending too much money on stuff they can only wear for a little while. Good quality clothes that last until the next sibling. And we stock up on larger sizes as well for the next few seasons. 🙂

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Katrina December 22, 2011 - 7:13 PM

Great thinking Norlin, you are certainly the fashion expert, love it!

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Anonymous December 22, 2011 - 7:15 AM

I rarely go near the sales as I don’t like shopping. My car is getting service near a shopping centre so Mr E. has suggested I spend the day at the sales. I think I’d rather go o the dentist. But it’s a few days in so it might b okay. I’ll keep your tips in mind if I do venture into the sales.

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Katrina December 22, 2011 - 7:14 PM

I really don’t like shopping at the best of times either. Hope you enjoy your time though:)

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Deb - home life simplified December 22, 2011 - 7:41 AM

I usually avoid the sales like the plague as I learned years ago it drives me crazy with the crowds, BUT this year we need a new vacuum and I want a Breville mixer so we will brave the appliance stores and Dj’s at least…

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Christeen December 22, 2011 - 10:05 AM

Hi We also want to get a Breville mixer. We want to one that is the scrapper one and it says in the ad that it comes with an icecream maker. It does have good reviews on a couple of sites so maybe we will hand over the $500ish for one. Our current one is 30 years old so if the Breville lasts half as long I’ll be happy.

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Katrina December 22, 2011 - 7:17 PM

Wow 30 years, yes you deserve a new one for sure!

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Katrina December 22, 2011 - 7:16 PM

Deb, my little brother owns a Godfrey’s store (the one at Bundall, Gold Coast) and he says they are having a huge Boxing Day sale. http://www.godfreys.com.au/ You might pick up a really good one, they have stores just about everywhere.

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Melodieviljoen December 22, 2011 - 7:42 AM

I’m hoping to find some Xbox and Nintendo Games a bit cheaper! I will also be shopping for myself (my husband’s gift to me will be a gift card)! Hoping to get more Bang for my Gift card!

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Katrina December 22, 2011 - 7:16 PM

Great idea! Have fun!

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Lisa McCallum on Facebook December 22, 2011 - 7:52 AM

Remember its not a bargin if you dont NEED it and are just buying for the sake of buying!

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Moovisnz December 22, 2011 - 9:58 AM

I find purchasing thinigs like towels and linen are a must in the sales, you can pick up some great quality items under half price..

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Katrina December 22, 2011 - 7:16 PM

I agree, Target always have towels on special at the boxing day sales

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Hildie McQueen December 23, 2011 - 1:18 PM

Good pointers! I am going to write things down for when I go shopping next week!

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Katrina December 28, 2011 - 9:12 PM

Saves over buying!

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Samantha Ufer December 24, 2011 - 2:37 PM

I always buy my Christmas cards & wrapping paper etc for the following year at the sales, as well as any decorations I’m likely to want. 🙂 Saves so much money!

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Katrina December 28, 2011 - 9:13 PM

Target had 50% off today, bargain!!

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Wendy December 28, 2014 - 12:09 AM

With the great sales on now can anyone recommend a decent towel to buy that doesn’t stay water resistant but also doesn’t cost the earth?

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