Boxing Day Sales- How To Survive The Day - Planet Whispers

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Boxing Day Sales- How To Survive The Day

Hey Whisperers,

Let's be honest, everyone loves a good bargain so Boxing Day shopping obviously going to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year, however it can also be one of the most difficult shopping days too.  Between the rude shoppers and the pushy deal grabbers, Boxing Day shopping can be so stressful so today i thought i would share a few of my top tips for Boxing Day shopping, i hope you enjoy.

1- Don't buy everything.

It is so easy to fall into the trap of 'that's cheap i must buy it' on Boxing Day but you probably don't need half of the things you're adding to your basket and although they're cheap they will soon add up at the check out. Only buy things you know you need because even though it may be cheap on it's own when you add it to the other things in your basket that you also don't need you'll end up spending a lot of un-needed money.

2- Plan ahead

Boxing Day is the perfect day to pick up gifts for people for the following year. Perfumes and gift sets are always great prices in the sales so find out ahead of time what fragrances your loved ones like and keep an eye out for them on the day, that way you'll not only get it cheaper but you won't have to worry later on down the line about what to get them.

3- Look Now

Looking  at products that are in store now is always a good idea, it gives you the opportunity to look at and pick out things you want to buy in the sales. I love doing this every year because it saves so much time as i don't have to wander aimlessly around the store deciding what to buy as I've already picked it out ahead of time.

4- Time It Right

If you want to go to more than one shop check the trading hours of each one. It's a given that all the best deals go first so make sure you get there as the store opens to ensure you have a chance of getting any of the decent offers.

5- Hold on Tight

If you like something, PICK IT UP, I've put things back so many times because i wasn't 100% sure and I've lost it. Your loss will always be someone else's gain in the sales, if you like something always hold onto it, you can decide if you want it walking around the store. This way you won't be disappointed  if it isn't there when you go back for it.

6- Home Sweet Home

If you don't want to fight the hundreds of shoppers that somehow all manage to fit into a tiny store, shopping online is amazing. Sit back and browse online, you're less likely to spend loads too because you aren't in a rush to grab everything.

7- Don't try it on

Queues on Boxing Day are guaranteed to be ridiculous, wear layers so you can try items on over what you already have on (this stops you from getting too hot to). You can always try things on ahead of time to to save even more time, this way you'll know what size you are in each store.

8- Be Nice To Staff

Working in retail, nothing is worse than working over Christmas so be nice to the staff, while you're having a fun time shopping and spending time with family they're stuck at work. Being rude won't get you anywhere, just be kind and patient after all manners don't cost a penny.

9- Eat before you go

There's nothing worse than being stuck in a crowd, in a tiny space and being hungry. Always eat before leaving the house or even on the way. Things like cereal and energy bars are a great option. 

10- Don't freak out

Boxing day sales are a lot to handle. You're going to get stressed, angry, annoyed and probably upset too but don't freak out and stay calm. It's just shopping after all.

I hope these tips have helped you feel a little more ready for the boxing day sales this year.

Today was the last day of blogmas and even though I'm kinda happy to see it end but I'm definitely gonna miss it. I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who has joined me on this incredible month. I have loved every minute of it, the stress, the worry, the 9 hour long writing sessions after an already 8 hour long shift at work. It's all been worth it. I hope you all have an incredible Christmas tomorrow!

Thanks for reading,
Merry Christmas,

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