Money Hack: Make the most of Boxing Day sales

Angus Kidman 23 December 2017 NEWS


Shop and save like a pro by honing in on the best deals.

If your Christmas shopping isn't done by now, it's slightly time to panic. But if you're a savvy shopper, you'll already have presents wrapped and will be preparing for the next major sales event: Boxing Day.

While the rise of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in Australia means there are lots of opportunities for cheap buys in the fourth quarter of the year, an analysis by shows that discounts on Boxing Day are typically 10% higher than on Black Friday, so it's the ideal time to score bargains (and maybe even get a start on next year's Christmas shopping, if you're the super-organised type).

The hack

Hundreds of retailers take part in Boxing Day, which can make tracking down the best deals a chore. So the finder team has taken the hard work out of the process. Our round-up of Boxing Day deals is constantly updated with the latest deals we can find, so bookmark that page and make it your first stop when you start shopping. We'll certainly be looking very closely at the big Amazon Australia Boxing Day sale. We'll also be keeping a close eye on the five stores likely to have sales.

With so many competing offers, how can you set priorities? My advice: start by checking out retailers who are offering across-the-board discounts on their entire range or in a particular category. That makes it more likely that you'll find something on sale that really fits your requirements. That doesn't mean you should ignore amazing one-off discounts if it's a product you love, but don't succumb to "it's cheap, I have to have it" thinking.

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