Did you know that many experts consider the days immediately after Christmas to be among the best shopping periods of the year? That’s because on December 26th retailers face tremendous pressure to sell many of the goods they couldn’t sell over the holiday season.
To take advantage of these sales – and help our budget-conscious customers around the country – here are six tips on finding real savings from this “post”-holiday shopping season.
1) Start with clothing stores
Many of the top retail clothing stores will begin to offer significantly discounted prices on their merchandise to make room for the next seasonal shift in clothing lines.
2) Revisit longed-for electronics items in-store
Think the price for that amazing flat screen TV, laptop, or videogame console you desperately want won’t ever come down? Think again. After Christmas is the perfect time to revisit electronics stores for possible bargains before the next wave of gadgets are introduced.
3) Check out coupon websites focusing on after-Christmas sales
Coupons.com, FatWallet.com, and Dealnews.com are just two of the many sites with information about amazing discounts offered by retail stores around the country.
4) Look online for specific year-end store deals
Amazon.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com are just one of the many “superstores” offering terrific year-end deals. All it takes is a few minutes on their sites to search for the items you want and see how competitive their online pricing has become.
5) Beauty shop
Stores like Bath & Body Works and Sephora, among others, are famous for offering huge discounts on their beauty products – in some cases offering 20% post-Christmas discounts on products that have already been discounted anywhere from 40 to 75%!
6) Research and patience: your two best weapons for saving the most on shopping after Christmas
Last but certainly not least, we’d like to encourage you not to succumb to any pressure regarding after-Christmas sales. Certainly there are amazing bargains to be had, but with the holidays now behind us there really should be no reason to insist on a “must-have” purchase right then and there. You’re better option, especially for those bigger ticket items, is to research not just prices but customer reviews of these items, and patiently wait for a bargain that offers legitimate savings and is within your budget.
That said, we hope these 6 tips will help you find some terrific opportunities in these post-Christmas shopping days. At J.G. Wentworth, the nationwide leader in purchasing structured settlement and annuity payments for cash, we know how hard our customers work to make – and keep! – their money, and we hope you find some truly amazing deals. And always remember that if you need cash now out of your future structured settlement or annuity payments, or simply want to learn more about how much money you can make if you sell these future payments now instead of waiting for them to be paid out to you over time, contact J.G. Wentworth anytime at 877-227-4713.