It is early Christmas morning here and the presents are under the tree and the stockings are hung with care and Christmas morning is eagerly anticipated. With that said we are also looking forward to the day after Christmas, Boxing Day brings many a deal. It is one of the best days to buy so many things. So how can you get the best Boxing Day sales? I have a number of tips that will help you score the best deals.
Shop with a List
This is always my first tip when it comes with looking for deals. Know what you want and need. Sometimes we can get caught up in the wandering of the mall and well come home with a pile of stuff that we don’t really need just because it was a great deal. If you don’t need it, it’s not a great deal no matter the price. Be smart about your purchases.
Know your prices
Do you know what the normal price is? How much are you really saving? Could you buy the item second hand and save even more? If it is something that will drop in value in six months you may want to consider the second-hand economy instead of retail.
Make technology your friend
If you are hitting the mall apps are your best friend. Everyone who knows me I love to find the best deals. I do so most of the time by opening my Flipp App. I can make my list on the app and as I do it will show me where I can find the best deals that day. It even has a Boxing Day section so you can check out all the flyers or circulars.
Look Beyond Canada
Just a heads up, the United States does not celebrate Boxing Day but it is a great day to find deals south of the border. Check out some of your favourite American retailers but don’t forget to take into consideration the exchange rate, shipping and duties as you look at that price.
Shop Online and Get Cash Back
If I am shopping online I often will use the portal site, Ebates Canada. Ebates gives you a percentage in cash back every quarter. The rate will vary from 2% and up. This Boxing Week I am seeing cash back rebates of 5-8% at many of my favourite online retailers like Amazon.ca, Old Navy, Joe Fresh, Hudsons Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart. ( Please note if you sign up using my link, I do get a small referral bonus).
By using these tips you can be mindful as you shop on Boxing Day and every day.