Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for shopping. A combination of last-minute present dashing and final Christmas food hauls often results in huge surges in online traffic and over-crowded high streets during the festive period.
All of that rarely compares though, to Boxing Day. With football games dominating the TV all day, and with brands slashing their prices and reducing Christmas gifts to next to nothing, for those who prefer shopping – this day can fast become one of the busiest in high-street history. Boxing day sales and New Year bargains are renowned for being spectacular every year. And, to make it a little easier for you this year, MoneyBright has rounded up the best January deals for 2019 that are expected to grace stores shortly.
From tech to fashion, there are bargains and steals here to suit everybody. So whether you’re planning on browsing online this year, or opting to join the madness on the high street – here’s all the Christmas sales, Boxing Day sales and even the New Years sales that YOU need to know about.
Christmas related sales
For some, Christmas 2019 shopping will start on Boxing day 2018 – and to be honest, it’s not a bad idea to make this your regime. Many brands will cut the prices of their leftover Christmas goods to next to nothing, so now may just be the time to stock up on all your Christmas essentials.
From wrapping paper to cheap toys for the kids next year, here are MoneyBright’s suggestions on the 2018 Christmas related sales to keep an eye on this year.
Speaking with B&M, MoneyBright has discovered that their Christmas sale will start as early as Christmas DAY this year. With solid reductions being made on Christmas, electrical, furniture, toys, homewares, home décor, bedding, special buys and SO MUCH MORE – it’s well worth heading down to your local store on Boxing Day to grab a bargain.
This year, John Lewis’ clearance sale will begin online on Christmas EVE at 5pm and will feature in stores from the 27th December. This is expected to include discounts on excess Christmas stock, amongst other reductions on home, tech and fashion lines – which will all make for great Christmas presents next year (it’s good to be prepared, right?).
Last year, well-known budget retailer Poundland, reduced their Christmas stock to half price on Boxing Day. But, come January, some had been reduced to as little as 10p. So, if you’re a fan of stocking up on wrapping paper and other Xmas necessities a year in advance, then we’d definitely recommend popping to your local store as the festive madness dies down. Though no official announcement from Poundland has been made – we suspect this will happen and would recommend adding it to your list of stores to check out for the best Boxing day bargains of 2018.
Other Boxing Day sales and New Years sales
The beauty of Boxing Day and early 2019 sales is that it’s not just Christmas stock that gets reduced. Oh no, sales extend to tonnes of items – meaning there’s always a quality bargain to be had. Clothes discounts are the most common on Boxing Day, but more recently big online retailers, such as Amazon, have jumped on the bandwagon to slash the prices of popular tech, electronics, homewares and much more.
Here’s MoneyBright’s top pics of the Boxing Day sales to keep an eye on that’ll carry you right through to the New Year.
Amazon is, as of yet, still to reveal its plans for discounts on Boxing Day. However, as one of the biggest retailers taking part in Black Friday, we expect that its Boxing Day sales won’t be disappointing either. Last year, vast discounts on electronics, toys, games, fashion, jewellery and beauty products were all commonplace, so we’d recommend keeping an eye on that deals page come Boxing day.
The Next Boxing Day sale is iconic, it has been for many years; and we expect 2018 to be no different. With great deals to be expected on fashion, home and childrenswear you can’t go far wrong from joining the queues of eager shoppers come Boxing Day morning – it’s one of the best times to grab a bargain as we approach the new year.
With discounts confirmed on fashion, home, tech and gifts (which is great if you’re one of the savvy shoppers stocking up for next year), Very should certainly be on your ‘top deals’ list this Boxing Day. It’s predicted that the reductions will start from 24th December and will continue right up to the 31st December.
Though the high-street giant has not yet revealed which items will feature in its Boxing Day sales, it has confirmed that it will be taking part. Most stores are predicted to open at 9am on Boxing day, so it’s well worth a browse. Stocking pretty much everything you can think of, we’re hoping to see some serious savings to be had at Argos come the 26th.
Tips for getting the best out of the Boxing Day and 2019 sales
It’s all fair and well knowing where to find the best deals this year, but shopping is no easy task – and to be as savvy (and stay as sane) as possible you’ll need a sound plan in place. MoneyBright would recommend the following tips for grabbing a cool bargain this Boxing day:
- Make a list of items you need, then come Boxing day do an online search to see if any of your favourite retailers have slashed the price of them.
- Check store opening times, as not all will be the same; you want to make sure you don’t head to a store at 9am to grab a bargain – only to find out that it’s not opening until 11am.
- Check your favourite sites on Christmas Eve, as some retailers sneakily start their ‘Boxing Day’ sales on the 24th as a festive surprise for customers, and it’s one of the best times to beat the web traffic.
- Check for discount codes online, as sometimes brands will allow an additional discount code which enables a certain percent off or free delivery on top of the savings that are already to be had.
- Check the returns policies and terms and conditions if you’re buying online, as sometimes you may find out that something you’ve brought isn’t quite right for you – and you’ll want to be sure you can return it.