Posted on Thursday, December 25th, 2014 at 7:00 am
The holiday shopping season doesn’t end after Christmas is over. The day after Christmas is typically when the after Christmas sales begin. If you aren’t tired of shopping, it can be worth it to check out these sales. Pick things up for a low price so you won’t have to pay full price for them next December.
The way to get the best deals at the after Christmas sales is to limit your purchases to things that you will actually use. Another good choice is to buy things that you will use as gifts for loved ones next Christmas. Avoid buying things on a whim just because they happen to be on sale. Here are some suggestions of the best stuff to buy at after Christmas sales.
Need a wall calendar for your home or office? Would a paper planner be more useful to you than one that is in your smartphone? The price of calendars drops dramatically as soon as Christmas is over. If you are not picky about the artwork on the calendar, you may want to wait a little longer to buy one. Some stores will sell all their leftover stock of calendars for as little as a dollar as we get closer to New Year’s Eve.
Replace Broken Decorations
The after Christmas sales are a good time to pick up replacements for the holiday decorations that got broken this year. Did a string of lights burn out? Get a new one now! It will cost a lot less than if you wait to replace those lights next December.
Browse through the ornaments that are still in stock and see if they would make a nice addition to next year’s tree. Sets of colorful, round, glass ornaments could replace the ones that fell off the tree and shattered this year.
Christmas Cards and Wrap
The very best time to buy boxes of Christmas cards is during the after Christmas sales. The price will drop to the lowest of the entire year. Are you someone who has a long list of people that you send Christmas cards to every year? You can save money buy purchasing a box or two of Christmas cards now. Store them away for next year.
Have you run out of Christmas wrapping paper? Buy a few rolls now for next year. You won’t find it at a better price than during the after Christmas sale. Stock up now!
If you didn’t receive enough Christmas candy this year, go ahead and buy some from the after Christmas sale. It is not advisable to stock up on candy or store it away for next year. Some if it may expire before then. Limit yourself to the amount of candy that you honestly believe that you and your family will eat before it goes bad or gets stale.