Eight days till it is all over. Eight days till the presents will all be unwrapped. The Christmas ham left overs will be wrapped up in the fridge waiting for left over lunches and late breakfasts. Excited children will be playing for hours with their new toys. Christmas will once again, be over.
But in eight days something truly magnificent begins, something that almost makes the Christmas hustle and bustle pale in significance. In eight days the post-Christmas sales begin. It just may be one of my most favourite times of the year with the mark downs, the specials and the crazy reductions. More so, I do not even have to brave the shopping centres or malls to be part of the action. With wish lists saved online at my favourite stores Christmas sale shopping is as easy as it comes.
Some years, if I am extra organised I try and buy up as many birthday and following Christmas presents during these sales. Ticking names and presents off lists as I go. Not so sure this year will be the same, I don’t seem to be so organised. But I’m sure that a few birthday presents may be snapped up and placed in the “just in case” part of my cupboard.
I especially use this time of year, the time of red dots on swing tags and final reductions, to spoil myself a little. Dresses I have been lusting over all year in their final markdown, sneakers, jackets, even the odd gadget or appliance for around the home. Hubby and I have stopped giving each other Christmas presents long ago, instead waiting for the sales to hit and then spoiling ourselves with the things we have been dreaming to have.
Do we need all the stuff? Of course not. No one really does. But buying something on sale, half price or less will always make me happier than paying full retail. If anything I almost make it my mission never to pay full retail. It seems so wrong, when if you can wait and plan a little, sales will always pop up and save you some money.
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So tell me, are you a post-Christmas sales addict?
Do you wait and pounce the moment the doors open on Boxing Day?
What are you lusting over this year?
Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Crazy Sales, the fastest growing site for online shopping in Australia. Every day is a sale at Crazy Sales. All opinions expressed are my own.