Black Friday and Cyber Monday have great sales, but one of the best times to do your shopping is after the holidays. Some of the best deals that you’ll find all year happen just a few days after Christmas. Stores will be marking down items anywhere from 30 to 70 percent off! Here are 8 Things you should wait to buy until after Christmas.
8 Things you should buy after Christmas
During the holiday season, many places (especially restaurants) will be offering great deals on gift cards. Here are a few of the deals we took advantage of: at Outback when you buy $50 in gift cards, you get a free $10 bonus card, and at Subway you can get a free 6-inch sub when you purchase a $25 gift card. Retailers will typically offer a gift card with purchases that reach a certain order threshold or with a specific product. Wait until the mayhem of the holiday season dies down and jump on these deals. You will pay clearance prices and still get the gift cards!
Holiday decorations are cheapest after Christmas. Even on December 26th you’ll start to see discounts from 30% to 75% off seasonal items. Retailers will stock up on items such as Christmas Ornaments, Holiday Cards, Wrapping Paper, and more during the holiday season, so when Christmas is over they have to get rid of them. Wait till after Christmas to buy your ornaments, artificial trees, holiday cards, stocking stuffers, and more.
Any storage boxes that are red or green are frequently considered Christmas items. Which means if you’re looking for storage boxes, you can get them for a lot less after Christmas!
Stores stock up on gift sets during the holiday season, but just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean these gift sets become useless. You can score lotion, shower essentials, and perfume gift sets for just a few dollars. Use these sets for birthdays or even put them away for next year.
Right after Christmas is the best time to start buying your winter merchandise. Retailers are anxious to start putting out their spring clothes which means you can get boots, sweaters, jackets, and other winter merchandise at rock bottom prices. If you can, save your winter clothing shopping trip till after the holidays.
Electronic sales will start in late December, but you may want to wait till January. Every year, the International Consumer Electronics Show will release the latest and greatest technology and gadgets. This is the perfect time to score great deals on “last year’s” electronics as retailers try to get rid of their older models.
Be on the lookout for reduced priced video games at used goods stores and retail stores such as Gamestop. After Christmas when parents realize they bought the wrong game and the store won’t take it back, they often end up here. These games can be discounted up to 75% off their “special holiday deals” and some may still be in the original packaging. Many online game stores, such as Steam, will also run their yearly winter sale with steep discounts.
While peak wedding season isn’t till June, now is a great time to check out after-Christmas sales on items such as small appliances, home decor, dishware, and other home purchases. Stores such as JCPenney and Macy’s will have their best sales of the year during this time.