Boxing Day sales are an opportunity for all Brisbanites to get a bargain. Follow this guide and save this holiday break.
Boxing Day is a time of relaxation for all Australians except shoppers. Everyone who fancies him or herself a spending thrift knows that Boxing Day is the best day to get out of bed early and grab some great products at great prices.
If you plan to spend the day after Christmas sifting through sales — whether online or in person — here's what you can expect to find discounted, where you can shop both physically and online and some tips to make the most of bargains and spend within your budget.
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Where are the Boxing Day sales in Brisbane?
If you're going to shop at physical stores in Brisbane here are some of the more popular locations to do it. If you're planning a cyber shopping spree, scroll down for our list of retailers you definitely won't want to miss out on.
What's open on Boxing Day in Brisbane?
Queen Street Mall
One of the most well known shopping areas in Brisbane happens to be in the heart of the city. Stores include Alannah Hill, ALDO, David Jones, Myer, Zara, Country Road, H&M and more.
Trading hours: 9am - 6pm (NB Zara will be open from 8am-6pm)
Home to boutique shops, Brisbane Arcade is all about designers and jewellery. Stores include Pandora, The Little Black Dress Shop, House of Dower and Brisbane Vintage Watches.
Trading hours: 10am - 4pm
Queensland's largest shopping centre will be open on Boxing Day. Big W, Target, David Jones, Kmart, Coles, Myer and many more retailers will be open and selling their discounted wares.
Trading hours: 9am - 6pm
Carindale will be open for business on Boxing Day. Much like the other shopping centres that are open, Carindale features David Jones and Myer, as well as Rebel, Apple, Bardot, Big W, Bose, Liquorland, Lorna Jane, Napoleon Perdis and Nike.
Trading hours: 9am - 6pm
Westfield's North Lakes, Garden City, Helensvale
So many Westfields, so many sales.
Trading hours (for all): 9am - 6pm
This urban shopping centre is a local for those living in Moreton Bay. Hot shops you can find here are Bras 'N' Things, Cotton On, JB Hi-Fi, Priceline and Sunglass Hut.
Trading hours: 9am - 5pm
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Shopping online for Boxing Day bargains
Not everyone has the time or is game enough to battle Boxing Day crowds for bargains. This is where the internet comes in handy. Online stores don't close, so you can effectively begin your Christmas shopping earlier than anyone else. Like bricks and mortar stores there are plenty of bargains to be found online, with some of the biggest discounts found at larger department stores.
Here are the retailers you should consider checking up on Boxing Day for a bargain.
What can you hope to buy on Boxing Day in Brisbane?
Boxing Day is a huge event in the shopping calendar. Retailers all the way from small family owned speciality stores to the largest department stores have a huge amount of leftover stock from the year that they wish to clear out. Anything which is a great gift idea, including specific-Christmas items such as decorations and gift sets, are going to be heavily reduced as retailers will find them hard to shift once Christmas is over.
How to get the most from Boxing Day sales
- Boxing Day sales have been the cause of plenty of regret on account of impulse buys over the years. Here's how you can avoid it.
- Buy what you need - Write a list of items you need. Then, allocate a budget of what you're willing to pay for them. Take this list with you if you go shopping and ensure you don't stray from it. This will minimise the risk of you getting conned into buying something you never needed or even wanted.
- Consider your payment options - If you're using a credit card keep in mind that some retailers charge surcharges. Additionally, think about whether or not you'll be able to pay off your purchases before the due date. If not, consider a low rate credit card or a card with a 0% interest promotion. Failing this you might want to consider a balance transfer card.
- Check refunds and exchange policies - If you're not sure about an item find out the exchange or return policies before you buy it. This way you can avoid a nasty surprise when you try to get your money back.