Australia’s Boxing Day sales are a dream if you’re a bargain hunter!
On 26 December, you’ll find shoppers across Australia flocking to stores to take part in retail therapy. While there are some great deals available, you need to be careful with how you budget and act on Boxing Day to get the best deals.
We’ve put together a quick guide to the Boxing Day sales 2022 to ensure you grab yourself the best Boxing Day deals.
What are Boxing Day sales?
Boxing Day sales are a long-standing tradition in Australia, with many stores opening their doors early on 26 December and offering shoppers huge discounts on selected items. Boxing Day sales were first introduced in the 1980s. However, in the 2000s when online shopping became more popular, the event really took off. The sales usually last for two days and are advertised well ahead of time, so you can start to budget yourself in advance.
Some businesses may have a store-wide discount (for example, 25 per cent off everything), while others will offer significant discounts on special items. Popular items may sell out quickly, so it’s worth getting to the sales early if you have a specific purchase in mind.
Preparing for Boxing Day sales 2022
The Boxing Day sales can be quite overwhelming, particularly if you head into physical stores to pick up some deals. Store opening hours are different for each business, and some shops won’t open at all. So, it’s important to check open times on the store’s website or social media. It’s usually better to go early in the morning if you want to avoid big crowds.
As 26 December is in summer, Boxing Day is usually a hot day in Australia, so make sure you take plenty of water and wear sunscreen.
You can also access many Boxing Day sales online – this is a great way of getting in early and avoiding the physical crowds!
Make sure you budget carefully to avoid getting carried away. With so many great Boxing Day deals, it can be easy to lose track and overspend. Research what items you want to buy before heading into the store and keep track of your spending.
Remember that Boxing Day sales aren’t just for personal and luxury items. Take the time to stock up on things you need for the upcoming academic year, like a new laptop or stationary, or even get in early and grab some gifts for friends and family in the new year.
What to buy at the Boxing Day sales
If you want to get the best Boxing Day deals in 2022, you’ll need to research. If last year is anything to go by, there will be huge savings across technology, fashion, beauty and homewares.
This year, Amazon is starting the Boxing Day sales early, kicking off its first round of sales before we’ve even hit Christmas! They’re already offering $100 off an Xbox Series S, so if you want to beat your friends at all your favourite games over the holidays, now is the time to invest!
Last year, the David Jones Boxing day sales offered up to 50 per cent off storewide. This year, Bed Threads is giving shoppers 20 per cent off all linen and more than 35 per cent off all bedding bundles. If you’re looking to give your bedroom a bit of a makeover, the Boxing Day sales are a great place to start.
For a cheaper option, try the Kmart Boxing Day sales on everything from homewares to sports, technology and clothing.
You don’t have to head in-store for some big fashion sales this Boxing Day. This year, THE ICONIC has kicked off early Boxing Day sales, with 30 per cent off full-priced items across their site. Myer is also offering 30 per cent off on selected women’s fashion and 50 per cent off if you buy multiple items of women’s swimwear or men’s casual clothing – and their full Boxing Day details haven’t been announced yet!
If you’re looking for Boxing Day sales on shoes, Platypus Shoes is already offering up to 50 per cent off classic brands like Vans, New Balance and Doc Martens.
This year, Sephora is already offering 30–50 per cent off selected brands, so head in early to get the deals you want! While they haven’t advertised any specific sales (yet!), MECCA will be a good place to stop on Boxing Day if you’re looking for makeup or skincare products.
What will you be buying this Boxing Day?