With Black Friday and Christmas now behind us, it might be that Santa missed something you really wanted on your wish list. Luckily, the Boxing Day and January sales are a great time to get that special something. With PriceRunners’ expert shopping tips, you can navigate the sales like a pro and shop safer and smarter online.
The Boxing Day sales usually start on December 26th, however this year many shops will actually start their sales on the 27th as Boxing Day falls on a Sunday (apart from Scotland where it will be on the 26th), including shops like Next, Aldi and M&S.
This is all because of the fact that shops are subject to shorter opening hours on Sundays. According to government guidelines, they can be open for no more than six consecutive hours between 10am and 6pm. So, make sure to plan which shops you are interested in and check that their sales actually start on Boxing Day.
The sale usually last for 24 hours, although every online and physical retailer will have their own opening hours or deadline for the sale, similar to the Black Friday sale which during recent years for many retailers has been extended to a week full of bargains, some even longer.
So how do you shop smarter during the Boxing Day sales?
To help consumers get more bang for their buck, PriceRunners’ Consumer Expert Christine Gouldthorp shared her savviest sale shopping hacks:
For an easy and stress-free overview of the best discounts during the Boxing Day sales, visit our Boxing Day sales page to grab a great bargain.
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