Boxing Day Sales 2016

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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 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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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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25 Responses to Boxing Day Sales 2016

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    yas | December 26, 2015

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

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      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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    Peny | December 23, 2015

    Hi, I would like to know whether sportsgirl has Boxing Day sale?

    • Staff
      Mia | December 24, 2015

      Hi there,

      Yes, Sportsgirl is having a sale on Boxing Day. It has actually already started. You can 30% off already reduced items.

      It is a little bit early to tell but we are hoping to see further reductions in store and online after Christmas.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks.

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    Jenny | December 22, 2015

    Will makeup at David Jones be discounted for boxing day sales?
    Cheers.

    • Staff
      Mia | December 22, 2015

      Hi Jenny,

      It is extremely likely that David Jones will discount the beauty products. David Jones has not yet officially confirmed its involvement in the Boxing Day sales but as they have participated every year for the last 15 years, it is a very safe bet that they will again this year.

      Is there a particular product you are interested in? Many stores will be having Boxing Day sales including the likes of ry.com.au and The SkincareStore. They stock many of the same products as David Jones and might have slightly more competitive prices. Make sure you also check out Sephora. We’re expecting Sephora online to have some great sales this year.

      Let me know if you need any more information. :)

      Thanks.

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    Jenny | December 22, 2015

    Is David Jones having a boxing day sale this year?
    Thanks

    • Staff
      Mia | December 22, 2015

      Hi Jenny,

      Almost certainly David Jones will be having a Boxing Day sale. Here is a link to the David Jones discount page. All David Jones discounts will be posted here so you can see what is on sale.

      Thanks :)

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    Sarah | December 21, 2015

    Wanna know if apple iPad and HoMedics massager will have any discounts on boxing day..

    Cheers

    • Staff
      Stephanie | December 22, 2015

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for your question.

      We still don’t have full details on what will be discounted on Boxing Day (some stores only release that information on the day), however you can keep up to date with discounts by signing up to our newsletter through this page:
      https://www.finder.com.au/boxing-day-sales

      You can also get an idea of who is usually involved with Boxing Day sales to make your shop easier. For example, David Jones, Target and Kogan often join in the frenzy, so they might be worth checking out on the day for your mentioned products.

      I hope this has helped,

      Stephanie

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