If you aren’t worn out from all of the shopping that you did in the first half of December, then you should consider getting back out there to take advantage of some deep discounts. Sure, the traffic may be a little bad, but what are a few extra minutes of car time? You’re probably itching to get out of the house anyways, right? And – with savings like these – it’s totally worth it!
Here are a few of our favorite ways to save during this “Christmas to New Year’s sweet spot.”
– Buy some of next year’s gifts now! When it comes to toys, discounts don’t get any better than this week. However, avoid trendy toys. However, classics like Lego’s, Hot Wheels, and Barbie dolls never go out of style. Buy heavily discounted mainstays and thank yourself next December when your wallet’s fatter and your schedule’s open!
– Also, make sure you pick up all of the Christmas decorations that you might want for next year. From lights and wreaths to ornaments and candles, this week is the best time to buy Christmas décor. Check out the clearance racks at your local arts and crafts store for some serious discounts!
– Pick up returned merchandise. Let’s face it – not everybody knows what they’re doing when they buy electronics. Products like that TV you got for dad or that phone you got for your sister aren’t always just right. If the box is opened, many stores will still take back these perfectly good products. However, they can’t sell them as totally new. Instead, they’re sold off as “open box” products. What does that mean? Essentially, heavy discounts for brand new electronics. Great bargains here!
– Lastly, don’t forget about Christmas food. Pick up some long-lasting, non-perishable Christmas treats for next year. Tightly sealed gingerbread and peppermint candy canes are just a few of the products that could last you until next year. Just make sure you check the expiration date before you buy any Christmas food for next season! Otherwise, you won’t be saving money – you’ll be wasting it.
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