Pieces of Me

‘Tis the season for shopping

aj_sdc_200Eight 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.

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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.

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  • I’ve never been a fan of shopping with the crowds, even if the sales are too good to resist. I tend to lie low for a bit after Christmas. I usually have all my Christmas shopping organised the first week in December but this year I seem to be struggling to find any Christmas spirit to battle the shops. If I had to compile a wish list, a new phone and camera for blogging would be at the top of the list. I’m umming and ahhing about heading into Sony and getting a laptop at the same time.

  • Bec | Mumma Tells

    In life BC, I’d hit up the shops post Christmas… but now? I’m in recovery mode following a craaaaazy Christmas Day! Ha! I bunker down, stay in and let the littles enjoy their new treasures.

    Topping my list this year? Sleep. Uninterrupted, blissful sleep. Even just a few days strung together. I live in hope. Ha!

    Wishing you a beautiful Christmas, Josefa. Looking forward to following in 2015. Love. X

  • Karly

    I prefer online shopping. I’m looking forward to Myer’s post Christmas sale and especially want a lush, dense 6′ tree to replace the cheap one I bought 10 years ago and have regretted ever since.

  • Maggie

    I’m an online shopping girl myself… I prefer not to be in the crowds. However I still seem to find a bargain when the dust settles a week later. I’m lusting over a Lovestars glitter vase this year! Maybe Santa will be good to me

  • Jeanna johnson

    I do like shopping after Christmas! You seem to get better deals that way!

  • Narelle Rock

    I like to wait for a few days after Christmas when the crowds have died down a bit, nothing worse than getting shoved all over the place by mental shoppers!

  • I love a good sale and like you, I like to stock up in advance on presents that I’ve nabbed at a bargain price. With that said I don’t do the boxing day thing. I reserve that as a family day. It’s still apart of the Christmas package for me and I like the down time with my loved ones too much to bustle against all the crowds. I still find great bargains a few days later.

  • Sadly this year we’ll have to forget the sales because we have shouted ourselves a nice waterfront holiday for a week between Xmas and New Year. I can’t believe the year is nearly over! x

  • marypreston

    I go shopping with a list to the sales. That way I buy what I am actually there for. It always seems to be mostly bed linen. It’s not as crazy as it used to be years ago & it is air conditioned.

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    Sales are my addiction but I think I will be too tired to pounce lol. I desperately need to pick up some new Linen and towels during the sales.

  • Tobes

    I need nothing more in my life but a robot vacuum! 🙂 Merry Christmas! hehe

  • Leanne Shea Langdown

    Just last night my Husband asked if we could not buy him a gift but rather a gift voucher for the post Christmas sales. Far too many female hormones in that man. Actually, let me rephrase that: Far too many shopping hormones in that man.
    Neither of us will line up for anything though … so we aren’t that couple at the doors at Boxing Day. I am happy to wait to see what’s left … if I’m meant to have it, then I’ll get it.
    This year I am lusting over a juicer … a Ninja in fact.
    Oh, and a fabulous new Robotic Vaccuum who I would call Jeeves … or some other cool butler name …
    Merry Christmas Josefa!
    Have loved having you in my bloggy life in 2014. “See you” next year!
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    PS Thanks for the cool competition.

  • Hi Josefa, I had some trouble with your rafflecopter form, I hope I did it right!
    I love sales! I used to brave the crowds but I have had to change up the way I shop. These days I indulge in the online sales and I really LOVE having my shopping delivered to my door! This year I am definitely lusting after your robotic vacuum cleaner. Our home-carer stopped coming last week (I have a progressive neurological disorder so we need home help). She’s deep in the hole of depression and we don’t know if she is coming back, we don’t want to employ someone instead of her, because we love her and she is amazing. She just can’t be as reliable as we need her to be because of her own struggles with mental health. It’s a really difficult juggle. I think a robotic vacuum cleaner would help enormously to fill the breach and keep our floors (at least) looking sparkly! And if she does come back, bonus, she’d have a little robot to help her out!
    Thanks for running such a cool Christmas DUF DUF.
    Cheers and Merry Christmas,
    Rach

  • I shop all year long according to my Husband! Always seeking a sale priced item no matter what the time of year!

  • Sales seem to be on all the time these days which is very handy indeed. I have meandered and fought through the crown a couple of times on Boxing Day, but its just not enjoyable, especially finding a car park so I enjoy the left over celebrations instead…including the wine….I am on the hunt for a comfy, summery maxi dress, oh and some togs…Maybe Santa will come in with the goods this year. What a great comp. Thanks for the opportunity to enter…

  • I never used to bother with Boxing Day sales because I don’t like crowds. But I definitely have a look now that I can shop online! And I’m lusting after that robotic vacuum cleaner! A friend of mine swears by hers, she’s even named it Dusty. With two boys trekking sand through the house all day I need all the help I can get:)

  • Ally L

    I think I have great potential to be a Boxing Day shopping champ, but usually for the week after Christmas, nothing but moths fly out of my purse. Lusting after a brand new French Door Fridge… Very tight budget here at the moment, so I will remain an avid window shopper for awhile yet I’m sure. 🙂 Ask me again next year after I have won Lotto.. 2015 is MY year!

  • I love post Christmas sales too and I hate paying full price for anything! I need to do more online shopping I think, shopping at this time of year just gives me the shudders!

  • Shopping online is the only way to go- I hate dragging the kids through the crowds! 🙂

  • Online shopping is the best – I can’t think of anything worse than hitting the Boxing Day sales with two kids in tow. Although I’ll have to give the sales a miss this year, whether in store or in front of the computer, as we have bought more than enough in the lead up the Christmas!

  • I am generally too warn out for the boxing day sales. I’m so worn out I might even watch cricket. I seem to have lost my shopping mojo in recent years but I still look out for bargains through the year. We used most of our credit card rewards points on Christmas presents this year, so that seems like a bargain. But the downside is we could really do with a new vacuum cleaner (which we could have bought with points) and a robotic one sounds just perfect.

  • Rebekah Ballingall

    I rush out and buy Christmas decorations, cards ect. for next year!!

  • I actually try to avoid the shops at all costs. I haven’t actually finished my Christmas shopping yet so will have to brave at least one shop before then!

  • Yep, I hardly ever buy anything full price either, and pick up things all through the year at markdown prices.
    I hope your Christmas is lovely, Josefa x

  • Aw I don’t want it all to be over just yet!! I love the sales but not the crowds, so I am a very lazy online January shopper!! x

  • I must admit that I always try to shop on sale, but at Christmas time I don’t, I shop for the best gift not just what’s on sale. I don’t go anywhere near the shops during boxing day sales if I can help it. I hope whatever I get this year, is just for me and I don’t have to share it with everyone else in my house.

  • I waver. Some years I’m super excited, others less so. This year we need a new frying pan so that’s all I’m really hoping for. Will also hit Review and Cue to see if there are any dresses on super sale that I simply cannot live without! I rarely buy anything that isn’t on sale anyway, so whether that’s Boxing Day or some other day of the year, I’m not overly fussed.

  • Grace

    I have some vouchers up my sleeve this year so I’m definitely looking forward to the post Christmas sales. Just won’t be going on Boxing Day, though! Too crazy! That Robotic Vacuum Cleaner looks like a great idea!

  • Eamond Tomaszewski

    A diamond ring for my lovely partner after 5 years i should make an honest woman of her

  • This giveaway is now closed.

    Congratulations Leanne for your fabulous entry!

    Just last night my Husband asked if we could not buy him a gift but rather a gift voucher for the post Christmas sales. Far too many female hormones in that man. Actually, let me rephrase that: Far too many shopping hormones in that man.
    Neither of us will line up for anything though … so we aren’t that couple at the doors at Boxing Day. I am happy to wait to see what’s left … if I’m meant to have it, then I’ll get it.
    This year I am lusting over a juicer … a Ninja in fact.
    Oh, and a fabulous new Robotic Vaccuum who I would call Jeeves … or some other cool butler name …
    Merry Christmas Josefa!
    Have loved having you in my bloggy life in 2014. “See you” next year!
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    PS Thanks for the cool competition.

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