MAKE THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS A TIME FOR THE FAMILY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND SHOP
Cut Christmas Shopping Expenses
Reduce your Christmas budget.
Complete strategy for lowering holiday costs while still enjoying the yuletide season. Get best quality gifts at discounts, avoid credit card hangover, plan for gift giving, stock up on after-Christmas sales.
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1.4 MAKE THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS A TIME FOR THE FAMILY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND SHOP; CUT AND REDUCE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXPENSES.
There are really twelve days of Christmas, at least in the olden days. You don't have to do everything on Christmas day. We recommend that some money is given to be spent the day after Christmas when seasonal items like bathrobes and slippers often cost 50% less than they did on December 24.
1.4.1 BEFORE AND AFTER CHRISTMAS - DRAMATIC PRICE DIFFERENCES
There can be a dramatic price difference before and after Christmas for the same item. Kathy Gillikin found these prices at a local chain department store in January.
Before Christmas After Afghan 19.97 3.75 Braided rug 16.97 4.00 Chocolate truffles 2.97 .50 Glass dishes (set) 10.00 3.00 Christmas table cloth 2.27 1.00 (paper) Cloth table cloth 20.00 4.50 Hershey Kisses 1.50 .25 (Christmas bag)
1.4.2 YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST IN SAVVY-DISCOUNTS.com :
The day after Christmas has become one of the busiest shopping days of the year. According to news reports in January 1998, parents are giving their children money to spend the day after Christmas, so that they can take advantage of the sales.
In Vol. 1 #5 (Nov. 1995) of SAVVY-DISCOUNTS.com we reported:
The day after Christmas there may be dozens of half-price sales. In addition to affordable presents under the tree, you might want to plan a shopping trip with your family so all of you can take advantage of these sales with cash you've set aside.