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Top 5 Tips for Boxing Day Sales

Top 5 Tips for Boxing Day Sales

Published at 7:01am 24th December 2018.

Elbows at the ready, the Boxing Day sales are here.

  • Top 5 tips to survive the Boxing Day sales
  • Retailers expect a £4.5 billion spend by UK shoppers
  • Sales at most retailers began at 9am - some start as early as 6am 

Boxing Day sales are back!

It may be tempting to opt out, but Boxing Day is when you can pick up some of the best bargains on anything from basics to coveted gadgets.

Here is a handy guide to help you plan your Boxing Day shopping so you don't go overboard.


Make A List

It's so easy to be tempted by the amazing deals out there - but it's only a bargain if you need it. Be careful not to break the bank by buying things you don't really need. The best way to prepare for the sales is compile a list of items you really need.

Make sure you have a list


Stick To A Budget

Sales may seem irresistible but it's important to buy only the items that are on the list you made according to your budget. Don't put yourself under additional financial pressures at a time where cash is tight and budgets are stretched.


Pound coins
Don't go overboard



Dress Light

The shops can be crowded and hot when everyone is searching for the bargain of the year. Make sure you dress comfortably, perhaps with a few layers that you can easily take off and above all else wear appropriate shoes.


Wear light layers that you can take off and carry but that won’t obstruct your arms



Shop Online

That said, you might not want to descend on the busy high streets on Boxing Day. You can easily shop for those bargains from the comfort of your own home (and pyjamas). More and more retailers now offer the same deals online so you don't need to worry about missing out on those money saving items.


Online shopping
No crowds, no queues and no fighting with other shoppers when shopping online




Don't forget to note the policy on exchanges and returns that apply to your purchases on Boxing Day as retailers often try to get rid of items and won't accept returns or exchanges on these particular items.


Remember to keep those all important receipts