You’ve spent the entire holiday season sifting through clothing racks and trying to track down the right model of countless electronics for everyone on your gift list. But now that the peak of winter has passed, yet spring is still a way off, what do you have to look forward to?
You can pass the rest of your winter time by indulging in a little post-Christmas shopping. And even if you feel like you spent all your money during the holidays, you can still find some of the things you wanted most – clothing, electronics or even gourmet goodies–cheaper than ever. How can you take advantage of post-holiday sales? Read on to find out.
Save your coupons. One of the smartest things you can do as holidays approach is to seek out coupons for items that you really want, and then put them away. Why not use them straight away, you may wonder? Because those discounts will be worth even more if you combine them with post-holiday sales. In fact, you may be able to get clothing, electronics and jewelry for next to nothing.
Sign up for daily deals notifications before the holidays.If you’re a frugal shopper year-round, it could pay off big when you go in search of an after-Christmas sale. All those mailing lists that you’re on could give you access to editor’s picks and exclusive deals before the rest of consumers even know they exist. Sign up for online retailers like Achica to stay in the loop because following sales is just a good idea to do no matter the season.
Snatch up merchandise wrapped in holiday packaging. This tip will work especially well for any edible treats that you love. If you’ve been craving chocolates, gourmet packaged foods or even seasonal drinks like eggnog, you can continue to enjoy them for the first month of the year. Most of these food items have extended expiration dates; the only reason shoppers shy away from them is because they are covered in Christmas packaging. But they’re still fresh and delicious–perhaps even more so since you can get them at a deep discount.
Go thrifting after New Year’s Day. For shoppers who enjoy the thrill of thrift shop hopping, January can be a goldmine for finding fancy clothing and other designer accessories. Shops often see their inventory replenished at the end of the year because donors know that they can get a hefty tax deduction for their donations. Meanwhile, you could walk away with everything that you didn’t get for Christmas, at a much lower price.
Search through returned items for your perfect match. Lastly,if you go shopping in a store that has an area designated for marked down items, explore what’s behind the slightly worn packaging. There are loads of people who return items after the holidays because it wasn’t exactly what they wanted. But that could just mean you’re more destined to find the gift you’ve been looking for all along.