Merry Blogmas everyone!
I decided this would be a fitting first post since I’m no stranger to the Post-Christmas sales and I annually go to the biggest shopping centre that’s not too far from where I live. I also decided for this to be my first blog as post so you can be fully prepared when diving into the sales!
I usually go on the 27th December and the place is absolutely heaving with people!
My first tip is to definitely go in with a plan. I usually attend shops with larger queues first because this way you can ensure that you get the best deals and you don’t get caught in the queues for 2 hours because it’s really not fun. Generally in my shopping centre, Primark has the longest queues so we tend to tackle there first as by midday the end of the queue can barely be found. Last year I headed there first and I was out of the shop in half an hour. Even on a regular day, that’s a good time for Primark!
I’d also recommend asking for money in place of makeup and skincare. I did this last year and I ended up with double the amount that I would have had if I had received it as a present for Christmas. Yes, it is definitely nice to open makeup as a surprise on Christmas Day but it’s also great to get all the limited edition Christmas products for less than half price! Last year I got a Glam Glow set for £25 that was getting sold for £110 before Christmas! Too faced and Benefit also put gift sets on sale immediately after Christmas. Between Boxing Day and New Year is the best time to bag these deals! You don’t see these sale prices at any other time of the year!
In order to get best value for money, I recommend getting your bigger brands in these sales. I usually get my Tommy Hilfiger clothing in these sales and I love it as they all get sold at outlet prices; I can easily get £500 worth of clothing for only £100! Levi’s also have post-Christmas sales and from my own shopping experiences, at my closest shopping centre, it’s the only time they do! Every single shop is involved in post-Christmas sales so if you’re looking for luxury, then is the time to take the plunge and buy it! The offers are few and far between!
Start early in the morning! If you’re a serious shopper like me then you need to start as soon as the shops open! You will need the whole day to search around and you will spend a lot of time in lines. Being there from the minute shops open ensures you can squeeze in a few before it gets busy. I usually plan to get there around half an hour to an hour before shops open and then I grab a smoothie to drink as I make my way to the shop I wish to first tackle. This gives me energy and they taste pretty good too! An extra way to save money at any time of the year is to join loyalty programmes, you can save so much money in the long run!
Take a break! It is exhausting but the outcome is definitely pleasing. Make sure you eat lunch and have at least an hours rest before you rush off to find more bargains. It’s tempting to skip this out but your aching arms and legs will definitely appreciate it! the first time I went shopping for post-Christmas sales, my limbs ached so badly the following 2 days! The bags may not feel too heavy but they definitively take their toll after a while!
My final tip which is one of the biggest ones is to take a bag-pack with you! I guarantee that you will buy lots and your arms will be aching! So, unless you can dump your bags somewhere halfway through the day, bring a bag-pack. This will help balance out the weight and it’s nowhere near as hard as carrying 10 bags! This is the one tip that you definitely cannot forget! It helped me so much last year and not only is it easier on you, but it’s also better for the environment and saves you a few extra 5p’s! There’s no negatives!
That’s all my tips for right now everyone! If you have any more then please help each other out and comment them below! I’d love to hear them!