Day after Christmas sales for Walmart, Kmart, Target, Sears and other stores have already been announced. In some cases, like Walmart, stores will open their doors at 5 a.m. hoping to entice the customers back in the stores to pick up where the Christmas sales left off, according to USA Today on Dec. 25.
The Day after Christmas is the biggest day for gift card shopping and don’t forget about returns. The lines to bring back unwanted Christmas gifts are very long the day after Christmas.
As far as Christmas stuff like wrapping paper, decor and anything to do with a Christmas theme is usually offered at huge savings the day after Christmas. So if you are in the market for a new artificial tree, or if you want to buy next year's gift wrap, now is the time to do it.
Retailers didn't do the numbers they hoped for this year. Inclement weather and having six fewer days for the Christmas shopping season helped keep the numbers lower than hoped for by the retailers nationwide. This results in big sales the day after Christmas for the consumer. Stores are anxious to get a much needed bump up in numbers during their post-Christmas shopping days.
Here are what the stores have announced for sales the day after Christmas:
■ Walmart: This big box store puts thousands of items on sale at 25% to 50% off. This includes the Nintendo 3DS XL System for $199.96 — plus a $50 Walmart gift card, with purchase.
■ Target: Offers half-price toys. Their sale offers up to 50% off select toys and 40% off thousands of apparel items.
■ Kohls: At Kohl's, spend under $100 will save an additional 15% off nearly everything in the store. Shoppers who spend over $100 will save an additional 20% on nearly everything in the store.
■ Macys: Offers Buy one, get one free sale.
■ Kmart: Offers "Shop Your Way" members 50 cents per gallon gas discounts when they spend $25 or more on specific Procter & Gamble products.
■ Sears: Offers up to 40% off on appliances over $499 for shoppers who use their Sears card.
■ JC Penneys: Offers coupons for $10 off purchases of $25 of more. You can find them on their website or in the circular that came out Christmas Day. The coupons are good through Dec. 28.
■ Toys R Us: Select toys are buy one, get one 40% off on some of the most popular toys of the season, including Skylanders figures and accessories. The same sale goes for video games.