The week between Christmas and New Years can be one of the best shopping times of the year. Christmas is over and everyone is preparing for the New Year. Silent sales pop up everywhere. If you’re not careful, they could slip past you. Here are some great deals to look for as you sweep the stores in the aftermath of Christmas!
Everyone stores Christmas decorations and supplies all year long anyway, so why not stock up when everything is 90% off? Stores do everything they can to clear out all things Christmas before the New Year comes along. Wrapping paper, cards, decorations, Christmas lights, ornaments, candy canes, and tinsel – all available for dirt cheap prices! This will save you money, time, and stress for next year. You won’t have to battle Christmas lines or pay top dollar for anything Christmas when the next holiday season comes around.
Shop Clearance Items
As unpredictable as the economy and people’s shopping habits can be, stores do their best to predict the amount of products they should have available for the holiday season. Unfortunately for them, often times they overstock on many of the “hot products” of the year. They find themselves with a surplus of these awesome products that no one has motivation to buy anymore. The new models will be coming out soon and everyone has already shopped themselves out for the year. Fortunately for you, this could be your time to find some real steals!
The week following Christmas is THE week for clearance sales. Look around for popular, overstocked items and see what kind of deals stores are offering to clear them off the shelves in preparation for the New Year (this includes online stores). Even if they aren’t really that over-stocked, stores may still offer great sale prices just to keep up sales as the year wraps up.
Using Your Cash and Gift Cards
The week immediately following Christmas could be the best time to use any cash or gift cards that you received for Christmas. You can make their worth stretch further if you take advantage of the great post-Christmas sales. Don’t just run around buying anything that strikes your fancy. You can get more bang for your buck if you shop the sales.
If you received cash for Christmas, consider putting it in your bank account. That way, your money will be more secure and you can use the money for online sales as well as those in physical stores. Online sites like Amazon.com offer great year-end deals. Take advantage of physical and online sales!
As you hit the stores this post-Christmas week, you will find all sorts of great deals and steals. However – make sure that whatever you buy, you have a use for. Just because there are great sales, doesn’t mean you should buy anything you don’t actually need. There’s no shame in saving up your money in the bank for a rainy day. But if you are set to shop, follow these tips and enjoy great post-Christmas shopping!