Boxing Day Sales 2016: The ultimate list

Information verified correct on December 8th, 2016

Ready for Boxing Day 2016? We're preparing already.

Boxing Day -- aka the biggest shopping sale day of the year -- is on 26 December each year, the day after Christmas Day.

Boxing Day Sales have always been a popular pastime for Aussies looking for a great deal after Christmas.

Check out our guide for the best tips on how to make the sales on offer for Boxing Day 2016.

Whether you're looking to save money on fashion, technology, homewares, holidays, electronics or more - the Boxing Day sales are one of the best times to grab a bargain.

Let us help you - here's our guide to navigating the Boxing Day sales like a pro. 

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Rates last updated December 8th, 2016
Store Discount
Bobbi Brown Free gift wrapping this season
I Want That Flight Jetstar Christmas Sale: Flights for $29 & up
Microsoft - Deals $25 cash back with select Office products
Sephora 20% off all Benefit products
Boohoo - Deals 50% off dresses, playsuits & jumpsuits
Dissh 30% off full price styles
Printvenue 50% off on mobile skins
Farfetch Up to 50% off
Priceline Up to 60% off fragrances sitewide
Hallenstein Brothers Up to 100% off mystery code
GlamCorner $10 off your first dress rental
Surfstitch - Deals Spend $150 on sale items to get 30% off
Lovehoney $200 off on sex toys
Woolworths 10% off + FREE delivery on orders over $150: New customers only
Pretty Little Thing 25% off all orders
Missguided - Deals $30 off when you spend $100
Cygnett 20% off sitewide: powerbanks
Dell Up to $600 off selected laptops
Dell Up to 40% off selected Windows 10 Pro laptops
Dan Murphys - Deals Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc NZ $9.40 in any 6
Microsoft - Deals 20% off Beats headphones: 12 Days of Deals
Lovehoney Up to 50% off customer favourite toys and lingerie
Beginning Boutique 20% off party wear
Forever 21 30% off selected seasonal offers
Macy's 30% off friends and family gifts
PureVPN Get 20% off 1 year of PureVPN + get your 2nd year for free
Rebel Sport 10% off casual footwear
Catch of the Day 12 days of Christmas savings
Fantastic Furniture 24 days of giveaways
Cotton On 30% off full-priced baby, kids and teen items
Beginning Boutique 30% off all dresses
Dell Up to 30% on PCs and up to 50% on electronics
InterContinental Winter Sale - Save up to 30%
Lovehoney $35 sexy lingerie + FREE wand vibrator $54.95 value
Missguided - Deals 30% off dresses
Wotif - Deals 12 Days of Xmas Deals: Australia & New Zealand hotels from $70
Koala Mattress Save $100 this month
eBay 15% off selected gift cards
Vistaprint 40% off sitewide
DealeXtreme Extra 5% off on Christmas Gifts
PureVPN 10% off 1 year of PureVPN + get your 2nd year for FREE
Dan Murphys - Deals Unbeatable big brand under $89 case (6)
Dan Murphys - Deals Unbeatable offer from $9.40 (case 6)
Surfstitch - Deals 50% off full-priced swell items when you spend $100 on full-price items
Lovehoney 25% off all Sqweel Sex Toys
ozgameshop.com California Scents Xtreme - 2 for $17.99
Woolworths $5 off plus free delivery when you spend $120 or more
Catch of the Day 15% off selected products
Virgin Australia - Deals 10% off flights within Australia
StrawberryNET Up to 90% off special purchase
Gearbest 15% off for all outdoor products

Boxing Day Sales Guide by City

  • Sydney -- see Westfield & Broadway opening times
  • Melbourne  -- See Central & Southgate opening times
  • Canberra -- See Canberra Centre & Outlet opening times
  • Adelaide -- See Westfield & Rundle Mall opening times
  • Brisbane -- See Queen Street & Arcade opening times
  • Perth -- See Garden City & Carousel opening times
  • Darwin -- See Casaurina & Smith St opening times
  • Hobart -- See Centrepoint & Eastlands opening times

What are Boxing Day sales?

Boxing Day is a shopping holiday where many retailers reserve some of their best sales for the year. It has become the most popular day for shopping in Australia. Discounts can range from anywhere between 25% to 80% off during a Boxing Day sale which is really the main reason why shoppers find it worth waiting for.

Bricks and mortar retailers like Target, David Jones and MYER are well known for having some of the best Boxing Day discounts. As part of a strategy to encourage people to go to their store they often have loss leading deals with products they will lose money on.

How much money can you save by shopping on Boxing Day?

In previous years Aussies have saved over $600 million by making their purchases on Boxing Day as opposed to other days of the year. This saving is based on a minimum discount of 25% taken off a total of $2.4 billion of merchandise sold on Boxing day including fashion items, electronics, appliances and homewares.

Boxing Day sales at finder.com.au

Despite the massive savings you get from Boxing Day sales, there is still one negative side - the crowds. Boxing Day sales are usually associated with chaos, massive crowds and women fighting over the last pair of shoes in their size. The sights of policemen handling the crowds on Pitt St. Mall is not uncommon on the day after Christmas, so why put yourself through that pain again this year?

finder.com.au features a number of retailers that provide Boxing Day sales, offering the same items at the same prices, without the queues. By shopping online, there's no need to wake up at 5am just so you can get the right size. Simply log on when the sale starts and click 'add to cart' on the item you'd like, then wait for it to be delivered to your door step. You might even find coupon codes for your order so you can get even further discounts and your favourite retailers might even offer free shipping which is really an excuse for you to buy more.


Tips on getting the best bargains this Boxing Day

Getting the most out of Boxing Day sales is no easy task, so here are a few quick tips to help you get the most out of the sales.

  • Set a budget. It's easy to overspend at a sale. When you see sale signs advertising huge discounts you tend to buy more than you need because you think you are saving money. What you don't realise is the savings often don't equate to the amount you're spending. Set a budget for the day and stick to it so you don't wake up the next day with an all-too-familiar 'sales hangover'.
  • Do your research. Another common mistake at Boxing Day sales is people going shopping with little preparation. Boxing Day sales only come once a year and shouldn't be treated like a normal shopping day. Have a look and see what stores are having sales and what products they will be discounting. Many stores advertise huge Boxing Day savings but only have specific products included. Stores should list the information for its sales online, so be sure to have a look in the lead-up to Christmas.
  • Know when the sales start and finish. Both online and physical stores will have different sales with different start and end times. Have a look online at what time the shops open to make sure you get there in plenty of time. Online stores generally start their sales at around the same time or even earlier, so check times to make sure you get the best deals first. Most people aren't aware that some online stores even start their sales before Christmas, so check sales times so you don't miss out.
  • Focus on the right products. Whether you are shopping online or battling the Boxing Day crowds, sales can be overwhelming. Don't let yourself be inundated by products when the sale starts— know what you want to buy and go straight for those products. Focus on the products that were missed out on at Christmas, so if you got a lot of clothes and perfume then maybe you should look for beauty products or electronics.
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33 Responses to Boxing Day Sales 2016: The ultimate list

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    Kieti | December 4, 2016

    Hi .can I buy online and get delivery in india

    • Staff
      Anndy | December 4, 2016

      Hi Kieti,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      Yes, you can shop online and have your items delivered to your address in India as most of the retailers we feature above ship to overseas address.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    jaaz | October 29, 2016

    after i am after a tv 50″ and bigger and also a ps4. do you do coloured ones?

    • Staff
      Clare | October 31, 2016

      Hi Jaaz,

      The Boxing Day sales will only be available on Boxing Day. We currently don’t know what will be in the sales.

      Make sure you check back here on the day to get the best prices.

      Thanks,
      Clare

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    joe | October 28, 2016

    hi,
    I am in Melbourne and I am going to settle in the late of November.just wondering what the best time is to buy furniture and appliances,before or after Boxing day? and are there any shops you can recommend to buy these at good price?

    thanks

    • Staff
      Clare | November 2, 2016

      Hi Joe,

      I would say if you’re wanting to get a good deal, you’re better to wait until after Christmas. Boxing Day sales tend to be better than the ones leading up to Christmas.

      You can find all our latest deals here, so check back just incase something comes up for you.

      Thanks,
      Clare

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    Mark | October 17, 2016

    How much will beats headphones cost on boxing day

    • Staff
      Clare | October 18, 2016

      Hi Mark,

      We don’t currently know which retailers are going to offer which deals. We will only know on Boxing Day.

      Check back here on Boxing Day though to get all the latests deals, in one place.

      Thanks,
      Clare

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    yas | December 26, 2015

    How long do the sales go for? only one day or for more than 1 day

    • Staff
      Mia | December 29, 2015

      Hi Yasmin,

      The Boxing Day sale period runs from December 26th – January 15th and many retailers will have sales that run through the entire period.

      The duration of the Boxing Day sales does depend on how much stock the retailers have. Generally the bigger retailers like David Jones will have more stock and the sales will run for longer.

      I hope that is helpful :)

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    Ugyen | December 25, 2015

    Is there sale for ugg boots on boxing day

    • Staff
      Stephanie | December 29, 2015

      Hi Ugyen,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can shop for Ugg Boots on sale at the following outlets:
      -Australian Ugg Boots
      -City Beach
      -Kogan

      Hope this has helped!

      Stephanie

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    Ghaffar | December 25, 2015

    What time will the shops be open? is it from midnight or during the day at normal trading hours

    • Staff
      Mia | December 29, 2015

      Hi there,

      Apologies for the delayed response. From today the shop should resume their normal trading hours. The exception will be New Years Day.

      I hope that helps.

    • Staff
      Stephanie | December 29, 2015

      Hi Ghaffar,

      Thanks for your question and apologies for the delayed reply.

      Boxing Day opening times vary from shop to shop, but generally they are open on limited hours. Please look at the specific website of the store that you are looking at for full trading hours on specific days during the sale period.

      Stephanie

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    Ayrin | December 25, 2015

    Could you please tell me where I can buy Dell laptop in boxing day in Melbourne?

    • Staff
      Stephanie | December 29, 2015

      Hi Ayrin,

      Thanks for your comment.

      As we are an online comparison site, we specialise in internet deals. One available for DELL laptops around at the moment include 15% off sitewide on eBay, which includes the DELL eBay store. You can browse the shop here.

      Hope this has helped,

      Stephanie

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    Alex | December 25, 2015

    Hi!
    Just wondering where would be the best place to get a G SHOCK watch on boxing day if you guys would have any idea that would be great thank you!

    • Staff
      Mia | December 29, 2015

      Hi Alex,

      I believe the best place to get a G Shock watch would be David Jones. They have a few discounts at the moment. Alternatively you can try the G Shock website.

      I hope that helps.

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    Pove | December 25, 2015

    DO BIG W HAVE BOXING DAY SALES?

    • Staff
      Mia | December 29, 2015

      Hi there,

      Big W indeed had some Boxing Day discounts. Here is link to our Boxing Day sale page for Big W.

      I hope that helps.

      :)

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