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Shopping tips for Boxing Day bargain hunters

Shopping tips for Boxing Day bargain hunters

For many, Boxing Day is the most exciting sales day of the year, offering the chance to buy products you love at unbelievable prices.

To help you navigate the best of the Boxing Day sales, The Warehouse has put together top tips for the ultimate savvy shopper so you can grab the best deals in the house:

Be an early bird
Get to the store right on opening time (or even just before) and it could make the difference between grabbing a stand out deal and missing out on popular products at eye wateringly low prices.

Shop the ads before the day
Keep an eye on advertisements in the lead up to Boxing Day sales; these are usually in newspapers, online and on TV on Christmas Eve. This way, you can research, make note of what you’re looking for and head to those departments first.

Shop anywhere, any way
From 7am on Christmas morning, online shopping deals at The Warehouse for Boxing Day go live. The Warehouse has over 50,000 products online – almost its entire range. If you need to escape the chaos of Christmas Day for a spot of retail therapy, you’ll find the Boxing Day deals online a day early.

Shop smart
Remember to ask for a gift receipt for expensive items that may need returning. They will allow exchange or refund without needing to have the amount you paid printed for all to see.

Gift cards
Always a great choice for the hard-to-shop-for person, a gift card gives flexibility and choice to even the fussiest person on your shopping list.

Make a budget
Things can get a little overwhelming during sales times when lots of items have massive discounts – sometimes as high as 60% off – so make sure you keep level headed by making a budget and – most importantly - sticking to it.

Consider public transport
If it’s possible to reach your shopping destination with public transport, make use of it! Not only is it better for the environment, you’ll also save time (and avoid frustration) by not having to circle the car parks.

Christmas next year
Why not be super organised for Christmas next year and make the most of some the incredible Christmas clearance bargains on Boxing Day?

If you see something you like, buy it
Boxing Day is a day where you often don’t have the opportunity to think on purchases or ask staff to hold them for you. If something catches your eye and you have the budget to afford it, grab it quick because prices so low won’t last long!

Plan ahead
Sales time is an ideal way to plan for the coming year’s events and a great opportunity to stock up on birthday presents and family essentials for the year ahead – remember it won’t be long before the kids are going back to school and you’ll need to think about uniforms and stationery. Make a list and know who you’re buying for to help you stay on track and in budget!

Avoid the crowds
Try using The Warehouse’s Click & Collect to fill your online shopping trolley with all those summer holiday essentials including camping gear, sun umbrellas and sporting equipment at incredible prices. Then collect in store at a time to suit and beat the crowds, the heat and the queues.

Did you know:
380,000 customers came through The Warehouse doors on 26th December 2012
1.44M customers came through The Warehouse doors during the Boxing Day 2012 campaign (26th Dec to 1st Jan)
• The Warehouse has 54% more transactions on Boxing Day than an average day from 1-24 December
• The Warehouse has 12% more transactions on Boxing Day than an average day in the 7 days leading up to Christmas.
• Top 5 departments for The Warehouse on Boxing Day 2012 (in order):
1) Consumer electronics
2) Toys
3) Gaming
4) Outdoors, camping and fishing
5) Sporting.


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