Big W Boxing Day sales 2018

The sales that Big W is having on Boxing Day 2018.

Every year department stores like Big W slash their prices on Boxing Day to get rid of old stock and anything they haven’t been able to move during the Christmas holiday shop.
From clearance on select lines to site-wide discounts, Boxing Day is the time to find what you need at a bargain price.

Big W tends to participate in the shopping frenzy every year and this year should be no exception. Read on to find out what’s on offer at the Big W Boxing Day sales this year. Or head to the main Boxing Day sales page to see all the deals.

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We're still trying to wrangle the Boxing Day out of Big W, but as soon as we know we'll let you know, too.

We expect a range of products like kids toys, clothing, accessories, homewares, electronics and gifts to be on sale come 26 December.

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What did BIG W have on sale last year?

Big W tends to keep its Boxing Day sales pretty safe as houses until closer to the date, but last year it was offering 50% off Tefal pans, 20% off CityBeach gift cards, 20% of XBox Live and other Xbox One discounts.

This year, we’re predicting similar sales, with homewares being the store’s biggest bargain.

During the Christmas holidays, Big W was offering discounts on a wide range of toys (20% off, kids’ furniture and books and consoles), so unless they don’t sell out, it’s likely these discounts will continue through Boxing Day to finish clearing off that stock.

What can I buy from Big W?

Big W is one of Australia’s largest low-price department stores and sells everything from fashion, entertainment and homewares to furniture, toys and gardening products. Not everything will be on sale during Boxing Day, but considering it has so many departments there’s bound to be something on sale that you need.

What are Big W’s Christmas and Boxing Day opening hours?

If you’re planning to shop online, the store is open 24/7, but fulfillment will not be until the following working day. If you’re planning to shop in-store, trading hours will vary depending on the location of your closest Big W and may also depend on the hours of the shopping centre it is housed in.

Generally, Big W stores will be open late (up until midnight) on Christmas Eve, be closed on Christmas Day and be open on Boxing Day for limited hours (e.g. 11am-5pm).
To search for your local Big W and find out its opening times over the holiday break click here.

Are there benefits of buying from Big W online on Boxing Day?

The main benefit of purchasing online is the convenience of not having to go in-store for your items and to avoid the crowds. Other benefits include ease of finding the products you want (all you need to do is complete an online search to find what you want instead of wandering the aisles) and stock differences as, to ensure that stores can fulfill their online orders, they sometimes allocate a certain amount of stock to online purchases only, which they leave at the warehouse.

It can be beneficial to go in-store for Boxing Day sales as well, as clearance stock from the physical store might not be available online and could see major markdowns because they’re damaged or are the last of its stock.


How can I make the most of Big W Boxing Day sales?

Whether you’re shopping at home or online, it always pays to do your research and shop before the sale. Browse the racks and see what could be of benefit to you and note how much each item costs. You might also like to put a few of these items in your online shopping cart in anticipation of the sales. Then, on Boxing Day you can see how much the item has dropped. If it’s a good deal, then hit that checkout button for a quick purchase before anyone else can get to it.

Understand that not all items will be on sale. If 2014 is anything to go by, Big W prefers to drop prices in specific departments only, so don’t put all your eggs in one basket and look to other stores as well for discounts in the departments you want to shop in.

Which items do Big W usually have the best deals on?

Big W is a low-cost department store which prides itself on everyday low prices and is very competitive in the market. Its best deals lie with its store brands and in its discount sales. It has a tendency to offer discounts on otherwise fixed-priced items like gift cards, which might be worth investing in for future shopping when the store does not have a sale on.

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    DoreenDecember 18, 2016

    What hours will Big W be open at The Willows in Townsville on Boxing Day

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      MayDecember 18, 2016Staff

      Hi Doreen,

      Thanks for your question.

      The hours will vary depending on the hours of the shopping centre your closest Big W is housed in and its location. Usually, on a Monday, Big W Willows opening hours are from 8:30am to 7:00pm. At the moment we do not have information just yet on the official opening hours on Boxing Day, but for sure they will have special store hours on that day. You may continue to check back as we may include that information on our page once it is available.


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    AminaOctober 13, 2016

    Did the boxing day sale include diamond jewellery?

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      LouOctober 13, 2016Staff

      Hi Amina,

      Thanks for your question.

      You may consider the retailers listed on this page if you are looking to take advantage of Boxing Day sale on jewellery.


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    MingJanuary 30, 2016

    Which online websites do you recommend for low-price kids’ toys?

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      StephanieFebruary 1, 2016Staff

      Hi Ming,

      Our guide to Cheap Toys Online outlines some online stores that sells toys at a low-price point.

      For other stores that sell toys online, you might like to look at your lists of stores that sell toys for boys and for girls.

      I hope that helps,


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