Australia's most sought-after shopping day is Boxing Day, with incredible sales that are worth waiting all year round for.
Boxing Day 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 2018.
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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50% off everything
Score 50% off clothing, shoes and accessories at Nasty Gal. T&Cs apply.
50% off The Christmas Shop
Save 50% on decorations, ornaments, lighting and more from The Christmas Shop at David Jones. T&Cs apply.
Up to 50% off selected Optiplex, Vostro & Precision performance desktops
Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.
15% off all in-stock PCs: Smart selection
Enjoy big savings on this exclusive pre-christmas deal for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.
Up to 54% off iPhones, Samsung phones & more
Save up to 54% on iPhones, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Huawei and much more phones at Mydeal. T&Cs apply.
Up to 50% off women’s designers sale
Save up to 50% on a great range of women's clothing and shoes including Basque, Piper, Tokito, Wayne Cooper, Mossman, Cue, Levi's, Stella and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 60% off furniture & homewares
Enjoy up to 60% off furniture and homewares at Zanui. Includes items from great brands like Maxwell & Williams and Casa Domani. T&Cs apply.
5% off orders over $50
Save when you spend $50 or more with code at eBay. Max disc $300. GST may apply. Valid for a limited time only. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.
2 Echo Dot (2nd gen) for just $49
Buy 2 Echo Dot (2nd gen) for just $49. Discount applied at checkout. T&Cs apply.
Extra 20% off shoes
Enter at checkout to receive a further 20% off the marked prices of the selected styles men, women & kids. Only one code can be used per order. T&Cs apply.
50% off cookware
Take 50% off all boxed dinnerware, glassware and cutlery by Maxwell & Williams. T&Cs apply.
20% off women's sunnies & watches
Applies to full price styles from designer brands including Quay Australia, Mink Pink, Nixon, Rosefield and much more. T&Cs apply.
30% off swimwear
Enjoy 30% off swimwear by using this code at checkout. Limited time only. T&Cs apply.
Up to 85% off New years eve look
Includes selected clothing, footwear and accessories from top brands such as Sam Edelman, Nine West, Bandolino and much more. T&Cs apply.
20% off surf & watersports bodyboards
Includes selected items from brands such as Tahwalhi, Land & Sea and Wahu. T&Cs apply.
Women's tops from $20 + men's tees from $15
Includes selected styles from brands such as adidas, Calvin Klein, Obey, Fila & much more at Glue Store. T&Cs apply.
Swimwear from $35
Discover a wide range of swimwear starting from $35 at General Pants. Includes selected styles from exclusive brands such Subtitled and Rhythm. T&Cs apply.
50% off The Essentials Edit
Limited time only. Discount applies to items in The Essentials Edit only, not valid in conjunction with any other offer. T&Cs apply.
Up to 70% off outlet
Enjoy up to 70% off Parisian, Adidas, Reebok, Puma and much more at ASOS. T&Cs apply.
Underwear packs for $40
Buy Kit plain or double dot trunks pack at Hallenstein Brothers for just $40. T&Cs apply.
Up to 70% off mixed cases + FREE delivery
Get up to 70% off mixed cases also free freight at WineMarket. T&Cs apply.
30% off full-priced cookware
Save 30% when you buy 2 or more full-priced items of loose cookware from Essteele, Scanpan, Tefal, Anolon and Circulon. T&Cs apply.
20% off site-wide
Enjoy 20% off any order site-wide at Ecosa. T&Cs apply.
Up to 25% off TVs
Enjoy up to 25% off TVs at Appliances Online. T&Cs apply.
20% off New Beats by Dr Dre Studio3 wireless headphones
Pay just $335.80 (20% off) with code. T&Cs apply.
50% off everything
Get 50% off 100's of styles at Boohoo. Includes sale items. Promotion automatically applied. T&Cs apply.
Up to 70% off fragrances for Christmas
Save up to 70% on fragrances from top brands such as Lancome, Giorgio Armani & much more. T&Cs apply.
Buy one, get 50% off selected swimwear
Buy one and get 50% off selected swimwear from brands such as Speedo, Roxy & much more. T&Cs apply.
Converse, Superga, Nike & much more from $50
Buy your favourite shoes from brands such as Converse, Superga, Nike & much more starting from just $50 at Glue Store. T&Cs apply.
Up to 85% off MOR perfume, beauty & skincare products
Enjoy up to 85% off MOR perfume, beauty & skincare products at Catch. T&Cs apply.
20% off any orders
Excludes Olivia Jade collection, cosmetics and gift cards. No minimum spend. T&Cs apply.
Extra 30% off over 1,000 new styles added
Includes already reduced men's, women's & kids' footwear, surf and more. This includes FREE gift offers requiring a promo code to be applied. Excludes Digital Gift Cards, Physical Gift Cards, Surfboards, SUP Boards, Softboards, Board Racks, Cameras and Camera Accessories. T&Cs apply.
20% off dresses
Find a dress for every occasion from Finders Keepers, The Fifth Label, SNDYS and much more with 20% off. Use the code to claim. T&Cs apply.
Up to 70% off in the Christmas sale
Enjoy up to 70% off Illuminate Me, Birkenstock, Gourmet Kitchen, Calvin Klein Jeans, Circulon, Antler, Puma, Crocs and much more at Catch. T&Cs apply.
25% off gifts & party wear
Simply use the code to enjoy 25% off gifts & party wear from THE ICONIC. Valid on selected styles and colours listed. Exclusions apply.
40% off everything
Use the code and receive 40% off new dresses, tops, denim, shoes, accessories and more at Missguided. Excludes sale items. T&C's apply.
Up to 68% off gifts for pets
Get up to 68% off gifts for pets such as pet toys, foods, treats, vests & much more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 40% off selected footwear
Applies only to selected footwear for men's, women's and kids. Includes Roxy, Nike and ASICS. T&Cs apply.
FREE express shipping on orders over $50
Receive FREE express shipping on orders over $50 at Showpo. T&Cs apply.
Apple AirPods for $229
Introducing the wireless AirPods, it's ready to use with all your Apple devices. Pay just $229 at David Jones. T&Cs apply.
20% off the Apple iPhone XS 512GB
Take 20% off the Apple iPhone XS 512GB with code at eBay. T&Cs apply.
20% off the Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB
Take 20% off the Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB with code at eBay. T&Cs apply.
Up to 70% off clothing, shoes & accessories
Get up to 70% off in the DISSH sale. Includes dresses, playsuits, tops, skirts and much more. T&C's apply.
Up to $150 members benefits
By becoming a member you can earn rewards up to $150 in one transaction, track your purchases and checkout with ease, along with receiving extra benefits such as birthday rewards and special offers. Sign up now. T&Cs apply.
Up to 60% off a range of fashion, shoes, accessories & homewares
Save up to 60% on the original price on selected already reduced women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion, shoes, accessories and homewares at David Jones. T&Cs apply.
20% off store-wide
Use the promo code to save 20% off any orders store-wide. Excludes sale items. T&Cs apply.
Up to 35% off kitchen appliances
50% off everything
Enjoy 50% off 1000's of lines at BoohooMAN including the sale. Promotion automatically applies at checkout. T&Cs apply.
FREE eftpos gift card with select camera purchase
Get FREE eftpos gift card with select camera purchase includes a7R III with 35mm full-frame image sensor, a7R II digital E-mount camera, a6500 premium E-mount APS-C camera and more. T&Cs may apply.
Up to 50% off experiences
Valid on select Adrenaline deals with minimum spend of $195. Experiences includes skydiving, scenic flights, hot air ballooning, V8 experiences, rally driving and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 90% off select styles + extra 17% off with purchase
Lead the trend with up to 90% off select dresses, tops, outerwear and much more at TBDress. Plus, take an extra 17% off when you order over $109. T&Cs apply.
Up to 70% off Outlet + extra 20% off
Get up to 70% + an extra 20% off at the Oroton Outlet.
10% off when you spend $200
Get 10% off your cart when you spend over $200 at Showpo with this exclusive code. T&Cs apply, excluding sale items and gift cards.
Up to 30% off Christmas essentials
Get up to 30% off featured titles in our Christmas Essentials Gift Guide. Includes Ottolenghi/Simple, Nine Perfect Strangers and more. Cut off date for pre-Christmas delivery of In Stock titles is December 13. T&Cs may apply.
Up to 70% off 100s of Christmas gifts
Get up to 70% off 100s of Christmas items. T&Cs apply.
Christmas gifts under $50
Buy gifts for your loved ones for only $50 or less. Includes men's and women's accessories, skincare products, homeware and much more. T&Cs apply.
20% off full price in your second order when you sign up
Get 20% off full price in your second order when you sign up and make a purchase at the same time. T&Cs apply.
15% off all full-priced items
Receive 15% off all full-priced items across all the brands at Cotton On by using this code. T&Cs apply.
15% off site-wide + FREE shipping
Simply enter this code to receive 15% off site-wide plus, FREE shipping on orders over $30 at Zaful. T&Cs apply.
Up to 40% off activewear
Get up to 40% off all activewear at rebel Sport. Includes Lifetime, Nike, Under Armour and much more. T&Cs apply.
30% student discount
UNiDAYS students can get 30% off when you shop online at Missguided. Excludes sale. T&Cs apply.
FREE returns at 6,600 locations Australia wide
For parcels under 10kg at over 6,600 locations Australia wide. T&Cs apply.
Men's fashion under $100
Discover men's clothing, shoes and accessories under $100. T&Cs apply.
Up to 70% off sale
Enjoy up to 70% off clothing, accessories, make-up from Afends, I.AM.GIA, Thrills, Jefrfree Star Cosmetics and much more at Princess Polly. T&Cs apply.
Extra 10% off sale: Exclusive card member offer
Save an additional 10% on sale when you sign in and use your card. T&Cs apply.
Up to 80% off sale
Get up to 80% off 100s of items of furniture, sports equipment and homewares at Mydeal. T&Cs apply.
$29 for eBay Plus new feature-packed membership
Sign up now and pay just $29 for your first year. Usually $49. Free 30-day trial. Limited time only. T&Cs apply.
$100 off orders over $500
Simply use the code to get $100 off when you spend $500 or more at BNKR. T&Cs apply.
Up to 60% off sale
Enjoy up to 60% off clothing, dresses and accessories from Showpo. T&Cs apply.
Up to 40% off clearance sale
Lululemon offers up to 40% off from their ‘We made too much’ clearance sale. Bag yourself a bargain with these great offers. Exclusions apply.
What Boxing Day Sales are happening in your city?
What does Boxing Day mean?
When is all is said and done, Boxing Day means an extra day off to spend with your family and friends, visit another side of the family you didn’t get time to see on Christmas Day and put your appetite to the test by plowing through those leftovers.
But these days Australians also celebrate Boxing Day bargain hunting, as major stores drop their prices to clear stock before the new year. We like to think of it as the day you give a gift to yourself!
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 did Boxing Day get its name?
Competing speculations about where Boxing Day got its name are many. The prevailing theory is that Boxing Day quite literally refers to “Christmas boxes”, another word for presents. The idea is that domestic workers and servants who worked on Christmas Day had the next day off to celebrate, and would give and receive boxed gifts for the occasion.
Are shops open on Boxing Day?
As a rule stores, shopping centres and retailers keep their doors open and their prices down on Boxing Day and wait for the crowds to come. There might be a few exceptions, as these days “Boxing Day sales” can start closer to New Year’s Eve, so it’s always best to double check if you are after something specific. If your favourite store is not open on Boxing Day, or if you can’t stomach the crowds, take a look online instead.
When do Boxing Day sales end?
It really varies from store to store. Some shops will keep on reducing the price of their old stock until it’s all gone, while others will keep the sales to a strict deadline. In most cases, the best sales are available from 26 December until the first week of January.
Does Apple do Boxing Day sales?
Yes, Apple does Boxing Day sales each year. It’s always tricky to know beforehand what will be on sale and where you can pick up the best deal but we would suggest making a list of your top three must-haves and subscribing to a sale alert so you can find the discounts as soon as possible.
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.