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UK Christmas Sales 2015 High Street and Online Start Dates Full List

Personal_Finance / Shopping Dec 23, 2015 - 09:24 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Personal_Finance

Britain's shoppers with more cash in their wallets look set to go on a debt fuelled spending binge at the cathedrals of modern Britain, though not quite as jam packed with shoppers as in years past as 2015 also looks like the first year where online shopping could exceed bricks and mortar shopping totals. Nevertheless there is plenty of cash to go around given consumers infected with sales fever hunting for bargains as Christmas has long since morphed into a month long relentless advertising campaign to keep spending all the way into January.


To lubricate the sales season many credit card firms have been liberally stuffing household letterboxes with offers of 0% on purchases for 12 months or more that many borrowers may come to regret once their 0% periods expire with typically even longer borrowing terms for balance transfers with their associated one off 2-3% fees.

SALES ALREADY IN PROGRESS or Starting Today - Wednesday 23rd Dec 2015

Expect the shops to be once more near full to bursting point today as the sales appear to come a day earlier each year for it was not so long ago that the first date of the sales was on Boxing Day, 26th December, whilst this year the starting gun was fired for many stores on Thursday 18th December in their desperate attempts to keep pace with the online stores.

The following is a list of in-store and online sales (unless otherwise indicated) for at least 30% off with many retailers advertising sales of typically upto 50% off. Though in my opinion the REAL sales will only begin ONLINE on Christmas Eve and then continue into early January. So whilst do enjoy today's shopping spree, just do bare in mind that in most cases these are NOT the real sales.

  • Asos - online sale only - Upto 50% off
  • BHS - Upto 50% off on clearance items.
  • Boden - Online only - Upto 50% off
  • Clarks - Upto 60% off
  • Dorothy Perkins - Upto 50% off
  • Debenhams - Very Limited - Upto 50% off
  • GAP - 60%
  • Habitat - Limited products upto 50% off
  • House of Fraser - Limited - Upto 50% off
  • Homebase - Limited - Upto 50% off
  • H&M - Upto 50% off
  • IKEA - In store only - limited.
  • Laura Ashley - Upto 50% off
  • New Look - Upto 60% off - Limited
  • NEXT Clearance Sale on selected items Upto 50% off
  • Office - Upto 50% off
  • Oasis - Upto 50% off
  • Reiss - Upto 50% off
  • River Island - Upto 50% off (online)
  • Sainbury's
  • Sports Direct - Upto 80% off - Up from the usual 70% marketing. Also get a £5 voucher if click and collect.
  • Miss Selfridges - Upto 50% off
  • Top Shop - Upto 30% off
  • TK Maxx Upto 80% on clearance items.
  • Toys R Us - Upto 50% off.
  • Very.co.uk - Upto 70% off from 10pm tonight.
  • WH Smith - Upto 50% off on selected items.

SuperMarkets Busiest Day

Today will be the busiest day for Britain's supermarkets when as much as £1.5 billion will be spent on Christmas food shopping, so it is probably best to either go early morning before 10am or late evening after about 7.30pm, most other times are likely to see the supermarkets jam packed full of food shoppers.

The REAL SALES Starting Christmas Eve - Thursday 24th Dec

  • Amazon - Boxing day deals of the week from 4pm
  • Argos - Extends and expands Discounts to 60% off online from 7pm .
  • Asda - online
  • Boots - online only
  • B&Q
  • John Lewis 50% off sale - Online only from 5pm
  • Halfords - Online only.
  • Homebase - Online only - 60% off.
  • Harrods - Online only from 6pm
  • Harvey Nichols - Online
  • Debenhams - Online only at Midnight.
  • House of Fraser - Online only from 12pm
  • Marks and Spencer Online from 5pm
  • Matalan - online only
  • NEXT - Online only from 3pm
  • New Look - online only - 60% off.
  • PC World / Curry's - Online only from 7pm
  • Toys R Us - online only.

SALES Starting Christmas Day - Friday 25th Dec

SALES Starting Boxing Day - Saturday 26th Dec

  • Argos - In store sale upto 60% off.
  • Asda - until mid Jan.
  • Banana Republic
  • Body Shop
  • Boots
  • Debenhams - Starts 7am.
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • French Connection
  • GAP
  • John Lewis 50% off sale - In selected stores from 9.30am
  • Habitat
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Harrods from 10am
  • Homebase
  • House of Fraser - starts 8am
  • Liberty
  • Matalan
  • Monsoon - At least 30% off
  • New Look - 60% off.
  • PC World / Curry's
  • River Island
  • Next - In store starts 6am.
  • Selfridges - 9am
  • Toys R Us
SALES Starting Sunday 27th Dec
  • John Lewis - In store

Ensure to check back for regular updates.

SALES Tips

  • Compare prices on your internet smartphone before buying.
  • The biggest reductions come towards the end of the sales season, i.e. Christmas stock can go from 33% off to 50% off to 70% off to 80% off over the week after Christmas.
  • Use a cash back credit cards such as AmEx to earn cash back.
  • Make a list of items that you really need to prevent buying of junk.
  • Look for discount vouchers in newspapers.
  • Look for discounts vouchers online for which there are many sites and app's.
  • Set yourself a budget and don't go over it.
  • Don't get into debt, there is no point saving 25% in the sales then paying 25% and beyond interest on purchases during 2016!
  • And the best discounts can be found on Ebay during January as people offload unwanted gifts and purchases to pay down Christmas debt.

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