It's the day after Christmas -- Boxing Day in some countries. That gift card or dollar bill from Aunt Edna is burning a hole in your pocket. The sweater you got from Cousin Larry isn't going to fit. And the thought of hanging with relatives eating more food for another day is too much to handle. So let's hit the mall!
Retailers have seen the opportunities, and started promoting "day after Christmas" sales well in advance. Many sites provide guidance on what to do after Santa heads home.
About.com, for instance, has a long list of strategies and tactics for shoppers, whether they are making returns, shopping online, or looking to use their gift cards:
After-Christmas, Year-End, and Clearance sales during the Spring and Fall are a great time get some good deals, but you can also end up with a purchase disaster. This is where the consumer needs to know how to shop smart. Don't make the mistake of quickly grabbing the newspaper Ad and then running down in a rush to your local consumer electronics retailer without arming yourself with useful knowledge and tools to get the most from your dollar.
So good luck with your after-holiday shopping, and have a wonderful New Year!