Boxing Day and After Christmas Sales 2011: UK, Canada and US

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With  some snow and storms around much of the world, many shoppers couldn’t get to the stores pre-Christmas to finish their shopping. Tragedy, eh? Not really. Many retailers are going to keep the sales in full swing until Jan 1st to try to lure those thawing out from winter storms into the stores to buy. Let’s see if it works. In the mother country, England, Dec. 26th is Boxing Day, the traditional day that servants and laborers (workers) were given their gifts. It was even a day when charitable contributions might be given. The goal was for the wealthy to give to the less well off. Today Boxing Day is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Greenland, New Zealand and parts of Asia. Interesting how Dec. 26th has evolved to include a wider circle of giving ? 🙂 In Europe and Canada, Boxing Day is like Black Friday in the US, with many stores opening at the crack of dawn and offering specials. Here are a few things that have turned up on The Recessionista radar system.

United States:

  • Stein Mart Red Dot Clearance Event – Customers can find savings of 40-75% off already discounted prices. Check your Christmas day paper for a coupon for an additional 25% off all red dot and clearance merchandise valid only on December 26th and 27th.
  • Macy’s – 75% off designer clothing from Alfani, Nine West, Charter Club, Rafaella, JM Collection, Alfred Dunner, AGB, and Style & Co. Look for the passport savings in today’s paper and online.
  • White House Black Market: 50% off winter fashions
  • free shipping when you use code HOLIDAY plus sale items.
  • Kohl’s- savings throughout the store and online
  • Chelsea & Camarillo Premium Outlet Center sales Dec. 26-Jan 3.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus discounts on select designer wear.
  • Check Loehmann’s after holiday savings online and in-store.
  • Nordstrom: Half Yearly sale for men.
  • Reiss Boxing Day Sale 50% off sale.
  • Starbucks: Starbucks End-of-Year Sale: Up to 50% off holiday merchandise 

US Shopping Club deals online (sponsored deals)

United Kingdom


Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what else you find! I can’t find them all, there are just way to many this year.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

1 Comment

  1. Target Addict

    December 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    We braved the mall yesterday and it wasn't that bad! Of course, this was in the morning; I'm sure it got crazy there later in the day. The busiest store by far was Bloomingdales; it seemed like everything (even clearance items) were an extra 40% off.