Boxing Day is a great opportunity to get all the things you may not have received for Christmas at excellent prices. We share some tips on how you can find the best deals this Dec. 26.
Check the flyers
Don’t worry; relying on flyers doesn’t mean you have to clutter up your home with junk mail. Virtually all stores now have online flyers that can be easily accessed through their websites. Some will even send you weekly flyers by email so you can keep an eye on what’s on sale. Although flyers don’t always showcase all the deals a store may be offering, they do highlight the biggest sales. So checking out flyers is a convenient way to see which stores are offering the deals you need. They’re also a great way to compare prices, so before you head out on Dec. 26, check the flyers to make sure you’re getting the best deals possible.
These days you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your bed to score big deals on Boxing Day. Many stores offer online promotional codes and free shipping around this time of year, so keep an eye out for great deals being offered online through your favourite retailers. If you know there’s something you’ll want, set up an online account with that particular retailer in advance. That way you won’t have to waste time inputting your personal information on Dec. 26.; you can just get straight to the shopping!
Price-matching is a wonderful tool for those who don’t mind putting in a little added work to save big. Many stores are willing to match or even outprice their competitors. Best Buy, for instance, will beat their competitors’ prices by 10 per cent of the difference. With so many stores offering great deals, it pays to shop around and see who will offer you the best price!
Get there early
You may be groggy from your late-night feast, but if you want to score great deals on Boxing Day, it pays to get up early. The last thing you want to do is show up only to discover the plasma screen you were eyeing is sold out. So if there’s something in particular you know you want, make sure you hit that store first thing in the morning.
Steer clear of the major centres
Yes, that massive, popular mall a few blocks away from you may seem tempting on Boxing Day morning, but that means it’s tempting to a lot of other people as well. So going there may mean the items you want will be out of stock, or you could end up too overwhelmed by the crowds. Instead, head out of the city or to smaller strip malls that aren’t quite as well known. The extra time it takes you to get there will be well worth the aggravation you save by not trying to shop in the big, crowded malls of the city’s centre.