Do you fight the crowds on Boxing Day just to score the best deals? Why not avoid the post-holiday madness this year? Try using these tips to find Boxing Day sales and guide your spending on Boxing Day so you don’t go overboard.
When you think about Boxing Day shopping, you should focus on items where you get the biggest bang for your buck. The products that may receive the deepest discounts on Boxing Day sales are typically things such as electronics, furniture, trips, clothing, gym memberships, carpeting and flooring. Make a list of what you actually need (i.e. what you were already planning to buy within the next year) so that you can take advantage of great offers without overspending. Make sure you set a budget: What can you really afford to spend?
Your smartphone is your friend
You can even make your list using a shopping app, many of which link to flyers and sales automatically. These apps can help by showing you the best Boxing Day sales, and which locations are offering them in your area. You can also sign up for a newsletter or feed and have the offers delivered right to your inbox. Many retailers offer Boxing Day online sales, so you can skip the crowds and do your research and shopping at home.
An excellent way to manage your budget is to redeem loyalty program points. For example, 10,000 PC Optimum points can be redeemed for $10 worth of groceries at Loblaw banner stores! It’s worth looking into your loyalty points totals and the policies for redeeming points while you do your holiday and Boxing Day shopping. Some quick and easy research on your phone in advance of the big day may help save you time and money while you still participate in that annual tradition of Boxing Day shopping!