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Boxing Day Sales 2017 | All the deals in one place

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 2017.

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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Vistaprint Vistaprint

Up to 50% off site-wide

Enjoy up to 50% off any order site-wide. T&Cs apply.

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Mydeal.com.au Mydeal.com.au

Up to 54% off alfresco furniture

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Myer Myer

40% off Milkshake, Tilii, Bonds & more

Take 40% off the original price of kids' clothing and manchester by Milkshake, Tilii, Bonds & more. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 33% off ASICS performance footwear

Enjoy up to 33% off Asics performance footwear at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Bonds Bonds

40% off everything

Available online and in store. Excludes gift cards, swimwear, halloween, co-branded collaborations, licensed product and personalised items. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

40% off adidas activewear

Take 40% off adidas sports and fitness shoes and apparel at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Gymshark Gymshark
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10% off when you spend $130

Receive 10% off when you spend $130 at Gymshark. T&Cs apply.

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Zanui Zanui

Up to 20% off spring style guide

Enjoy up to 20% off baskets, flat weave, planters, rattan furniture and round mirrors. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay

20% off select Nerf gaming products

Shop the new Nerf Laser Ops, the ultimate in laser gaming. Selected items only, prices as marked. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay

15% off Plus items when you join eBay Plus

Applies on tools, kitchen & home, health & beauty, fashion, phones & accessories, liquor, sporting goods and toys & hobbies. Minimum spend of $75. Maximum discount of $200. 2 transactions per person. For a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Missguided Missguided

FREE standard shipping on orders over $120

Get FREE standard shipping when you spend over $120 on dresses. T&Cs apply.

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Missguided Missguided

50% off everything

Use the promo code to receive 50% off dresses, knitwear, jeans, tops, jumpsuits & playsuits, footwear and accessories. T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

Up to 50% on a range of fashion, shoes & accessories

Not all brands or categories available at all stores and online. Offers available for a limited time or while stocks last. T&Cs apply.

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BLACK SWALLOW BLACK SWALLOW
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$15 off orders over $75

Use the promo code at checkout to receive $15 off any orders over $75. T&Cs apply.

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Nasty Gal Nasty Gal

50% off everything

Get 50% off everything at Nasty Gal by using this code. Excludes sale. T&Cs apply.

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Missguided Missguided

30% off when you spend $100

Use the code to get 30% off when you spend $100 at Missguided. T&Cs apply.

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Missguided Missguided

50% off when you spend $200

Enjoy 50% off when you spend $200 at Missguided by using this code. T&Cs apply.

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Cotton On Cotton On
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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.

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Myer Myer

20% off selected footwear and accessories

Take 20% off selected footwear and accessories at Myer. T&Cs apply.

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Zanui Zanui

Up to 40% off mid-season sale

Get up to 40% off across 20,000+ styles at Zanui. Includes toys, dining furniture, quilt covers and much more. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay

20% off select homewares, tech, liquor, beauty & more: Spring sale

Save 20% on select homewares, tech, liquor, beauty & more. Maximum discount of $1,000. 3 transaction per person. T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

Up to 50% off Australian and International designers

Save up to 50% on a range of Australian and International designer fashion, shoes, bags and accessories. T&Cs apply.

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

Up to 50% off 27,000+ items from adidas, Levi's, Marc Jacobs, 2XU & more

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Boohoo Boohoo
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$50 off when you spend $100

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Gymshark Gymshark

5% off entire order: New customers only

New customers get 5% off entire order at Gymshark by using this code. T&Cs apply.

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Myer Myer

Bedroom essentials from $79

Shop quilt covers, cushions, cotton sheet sets and throws from $79. T&Cs apply.

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Zaful Zaful

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.

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rebel Sport rebel Sport

Up to 40% off all Basketball gear

Get up to 40% off all Basketball gear only at Rebel Sport. Includes Lifetime, Spalding, Nike, Under Armour and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Lovehoney Lovehoney
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10% off everything

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SurfStitch SurfStitch

FREE reef oil & towel when you spend $100 on full price swimwear

Use the promo code to receive FREE reef oil and towel when you spend $100 on full price swimwear at Surfstitch. T&Cs apply.

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

$20 for ankle boots

Enjoy any of these ankle boots for just $20. T&Cs apply.

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Boohoo Boohoo

Up to 60% off dresses

Valid on selected items at Boohoo. T&Cs apply.

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Koala Mattress Koala Mattress
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$150 off any mattress

Save $150 on a Koala mattress by using this code. T&Cs apply.

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Myer Myer

FREE $10 gift card on orders over $100

Receive a FREE $10 gift card when you spend over $100 at Myer. Available online and in-store. T&Cs apply.

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MATCHESFASHION MATCHESFASHION

Up to 50% off vacationwear

Save up to 50% off at MATCHESFASHION.com in their sale section. T&Cs apply.

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Microsoft Store Microsoft Store

$50 off Xbox One S Consoles

Save $50 on all Xbox One S consoles at Microsoft. T&Cs apply.

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Microsoft Store Microsoft Store

$100 off Surface Laptop i5/256GB

Save $100 on Surface Laptop i5 256GB devices. T&Cs apply.

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Boohoo Boohoo

40% off everything: Limited time only

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Missguided Missguided

40% Student Discount: Limited time only

Sign in with UNiDAYS Student Membership and get 40% off your order from Missguided. Excludes sale. T&Cs apply.

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rebel Sport rebel Sport

FREE returns at 6,600 locations Australia wide

For parcels under 10kg at over 6,600 locations Australia wide. T&Cs apply.

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Zanui Zanui

$10 off when you sign up

Subscribe to Zanui's newsletter and enjoy $10 off your first order. Minimum spend of $99 or more. Conditions apply.

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Glue Store Glue Store

Men's fashion under $100

Discover men's clothing, shoes and accessories under $100. T&Cs apply.

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Princess Polly Princess Polly

Up to 60% off winter styles

Enjoy up to 60% off coats, jackets, knit jumpers and much more during the Winter sale at Princess Polly. T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

Extra 10% off sale: Exclusive Card Member Offer

Save an additional 10% when you sign in and use your card. T&Cs apply.

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Mydeal.com.au Mydeal.com.au

Up to 80% off sale

Get up to 80% off 100s of items of furniture, sports equipment and homewares at Mydeal. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay

$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.

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BNKR BNKR

$100 off orders over $500

Simply use the code to get $100 off when you spend $500 or more at BNKR. T&Cs apply.

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BNKR BNKR

$200 off orders over $700

Spend $700 or more and get $200 off your orders at BNKR. T&Cs apply.

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Microsoft Store Microsoft Store

40% off 3-month Xbox LIVE with any console

Add an Xbox Console to cart to qualify for a 40% Discount on 3-month Xbox LIVE. This is an attach only offer and you will see the 40% discount when you land on the console PDP and interstitials after clicking “Add to cart” on the PDP of the selected console. T&Cs apply.

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Showpo Showpo

Up to 60% off sale

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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.
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    jacobDecember 18, 2017

    Any good surfstich deals this boxing day

    • finder Customer Care
      JoanneDecember 19, 2017Staff

      Hi Surfstich,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      It is tricky to know beforehand what items will be on sale or where you can get the best deal. 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. In addition, you may enter your email address on this page and click on ‘Count me in’ so you don’t miss out on any deals.

      Cheers,
      Joanne

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    MilanDecember 17, 2017

    How much discounts will be given while buying iPhone 7+

    • finder Customer Care
      ArnoldDecember 22, 2017Staff

      Hi Milan,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      The discounts listed on the page above are for selected items and selected deals only. You may have to check if any of the Electronics and Gadget stores listed above offer any discounts for iPhone 7 plus. Also, please note that these are the only current deals active as of today. You may check this page regularly to keep track of the new deals being offered.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    MinDecember 3, 2017

    Hi I want to know if retail shops like kmart, Big W, target,best&less etc will be having any boxing day sales I will be travelling to brisbane during that time so Im trying to know.
    Thanks

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchDecember 3, 2017Staff

      Hi Min nali,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You may enter the store names on the search box on this page and it will show if there are deals for that store or none. You may also enter your email on this page and click on ‘Count me in’ and we’ll send you updates of deals.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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