Smart shoppers set a large part of their Christmas shopping budget aside to take advantage of the post Christmas sales. Traditionally, major retailers clear out some classes of goods, plus returned items and excess inventory.
Christmas decorations, toys, winter clothing, tableware and linens are annual clearance items. Electronics are cleared out because they are being discontinued or to make way for newer models. Denim also goes on sale at this time.
There are more ways to find bargains after Christmas. Online retail stores can offer coupons and free shipping to existing discounts on Cameras, computers, off brand or smaller LCD Televisions and more.
While the hottest post Christmas sales can be found at the big box stores and major retailers, keep an eye on offerings at liquidation retailers like Big Lots and Overstock.com.
Check your local store for exact sale dates, availablity and prices. And take a look at newspaper inserts and flyers that come in the mail.
has the following on Dec.26 after 8 a.m.
The eM250-1162 Netbook with a 250GB Hard Drive and 10.1″ Screen for $228
Xbox 360 Arcade for $199 with $50 Walmart Gift Card
Xbox 360 Elite bundle $299 with 2 Games and $50 Walmart Gift Card
50 percent off select holiday candles, ribbons and bows
Up to 50 percent additional savings on select toys
58-quart storage totes for $3.40 and $5 gift wrap and ornament cases
Nick and Nora women’s Flannel Pajamas
An assortment of Kirna Zabete and Mossimo women’s clothing at clearance prices
Barbie, Playskool, Play Doh and Mini Lalaloopsy toys
Polaroid 22″ Class 1080p 60hz LED HDTV for $129.99
Macys has clearance prices on Christmas ornaments, holiday tableware and Mikasa glass giftware
Do not miss the page full of Macy’s coupons that range from free furniture delivery on purchases of $999 or more to extra savings on denim
Best Buy online has video games on sale from $10 to $30 with free shipping until Dec.27. Hot XBox titles are 20% off.
A store brand Insignia 55″ 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit Widescreen LCD HD Television sells for $799 and comes with free shipping.
Free shipping comes with a $319.99 Toshiba 15.6″ Laptop with 4GB memory and a 320GB hard drive. Check the sales dates.
Victoria Secret has a semiannual 40% sale on bras, and up 40% and 70% off on other lines.
Fry’s is having a one day only sale on Dec. 26 with the cheapest iPod Nano yet for $129. It comes with a $20 gift card.