Christmas is 3 weeks from today (Thursday), which means after Christmas sales start 3 weeks and 1 day from today.
Some of the absolute best deals in retail are the after Christmas sales. You can buy stuff that you didn’t get for Christmas, or be an early bird and stock up for next year.
Most after Christmas sales have insanely low prices, with things like holiday wrap, gift bags and tags, and even ribbon going for next to nothing. The prices will continue to go down as the weeks pass, but the longer you wait, the crappier the selection.
Even decorations like fake trees, lights, ornaments, wreaths and stockings are way cheap at after Christmas sales.
If you think about it, the after Christmas sales are the perfect places to pick up things to add to your Christmas stuff as well as replace all the gift wrap you used.
Of course, not everything at after Christmas sales needs to be used for Christmas. Crafty folks can find lots of ribbons, yarns, assorted papers, stickers, etc.
After Christmas sales are also great to go to for winter clothing. You can get the kiddies their cute little outfits for next Christmas (a larger size, of course) and even snag an item or three for yourself. Stores are eager to make room for the spring clothes so their winter items like gloves, scarves, caps and earmuffs are at drastically reduced prices.
Don’t forget about overstock items at after Christmas sales. Retail stores stock so many electronics like DVD players, stereos, and computer accessories that they have a ton left over the day after Christmas.
There are a lot of great online after Christmas sales too, so be sure to check those out too.
Remember to do some research and comparison shopping before heading out to the stores; check fliers in your mail and newspapers to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Several larger retailers like Target and Wal-Mart have a lot of the same items so you want to make sure you’re saving as much money as possible. Believe it or not, after Christmas sales have some of the best deals you’ll see all year.
The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday – so what is the day after Christmas, when all the after Christmas sales start?