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Sales, sales, sales -- what are you buying?

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Did you have a holly, jolly Christmas? Great. Now, who's going to have a holly, jolly post Christmas jaunt to the mall? Yeah, I know many of you want to hit those huge savings, though I have to remind us all, despite the big discounts, you are only saving money if you are buy items you need and would buy anyway. Okay, public service message over. With almost every store touting huge markdowns, how to know what is a really good deal and what may get marked further down later? Here are three ideas:

Christmas decorations - This is a no brainer. The little snowman gifts bags, the shiny ornaments, the Rudolph figurines...all of them will be on big sale. If you know you need to restock or will be in need of them come Dec. 1, 2013, stock up now...but remember to jot down somewhere that what all you bought so you can recall it 11 months from now.

Winter clothes - A good idea to stock up on items, but think about what you use a lot and focus your energies there. If you are a turtleneck gal, grab a few extras. If your kids always lose about five pairs of gloves and three hats every winter, pile them up in your cart while they are on sale.

Dishes - Many big stores have sales on their dishware to make room for new designs and sets coming in...a perfect time to replenish your cupboards if you need it. Also, any weddings coming up in the next year? Anyone heading off to college? Think ahead who you may be buying kitchen items for and snag it at a good price.

What are you shopping for at the after-Christmas sales? 

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by on Dec. 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (11-20):
deedee3849
by Deanne on Dec. 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM

pants

deedee3849
by Deanne on Dec. 26, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Bath and Body works semi annual sale!!!!!!!!!

deedee3849
by Deanne on Dec. 26, 2012 at 9:47 AM

a new purse

sukainah
by on Dec. 26, 2012 at 9:52 AM

I'm not going after holiday shopping.  Just avoiding the mad rush LOL

ceciliam
by on Dec. 26, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Not a thing.

Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Dec. 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

nothing this year

Bmat
by Bronze Member on Dec. 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Thank you for the ideas. I do try to buy wrapping paper and gift bags on sale. I'm not going out today though. :)

MamaMandee
by on Dec. 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I wanted to go out and see if I could find some deals today but we are in a blizzard and a lot of the malls are closed. 

timon95
by on Dec. 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

might shop for christmas decor for next year. want to get the atari 4 and the kids want to use their gift cards.

baconbits
by Bronze Member on Dec. 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM

 I'm buying Christmas for next year! I already have 4 sets of tea towels to emborder for my older daughters. Looking for size 6/7, 8 boys and 7/8 girls. Then it's on to the grandkids for pj's, crafts for one granddaughter, etc. It's called buy while I can and save in the Christmas room for next year. I keep a running list of what I pick up and have stored so I don't have to kill myself the next year for Christmas. Gotta love those 75% and more off sales. 

Oh yeah I also have to get two birthday presents even though the birthdays' aren't until the mid/end February.

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