After the stockings are packed away and the pine needles are vacuumed up, shopping is probably the last thing you want to think about. You’re tired, you’re well fed, and you’ve spent your way through another season. All signs point to rest.
Not so fast, sister.
If you are interested in really saving money on gift purchases, you have to be tuned into the after Christmas sales. These sales are some of the best all year, and you can find incredible deals right when everybody else is doing just what you might want to do:
You can actually avoid shopping. By making smart choices in the January sales, you can stock up on gifts for the year and score some fantastic bargains while you’re at it.
But why are the deals so good? And are they really that good after all?
Here are the three top reasons to get off your couch and hit your local mall sales (or online sales) this post-Christmas season:
Price. The post-holiday sales consistently deliver great deals at great prices. Many shoppers report finding exactly what they wanted for this year at a price that was too high weeks ago. Now, the price is (just) right.
Style. Don’t believe the rumors. The January sales really do feature high quality items that were left on the racks. Often, what is on sale is what is left is when a store over-orders a popular item. Yes, it means that the store didn’t sell as many as they had hoped —but no, it doesn’t mean that the items are dud. Instead, the January sales often feature very popular items for which sales personnel simply missed the mark on needed quantities.
The Past Holidays are Fresh in Your Mind. When the past holidays are forefront in your mind, you are best able to judge how many gifts you need for that cute little nephew of yours, or how much you should really be spending on your goddaughter. The types of holiday “highs” that come with mid-December shopping are all but gone when you’re shopping eleven months in advance!
Even though it’s no longer gift-giving season, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be buying gifts. This post-holiday season, hit the best sales of the year.