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Personal_Finance / Money Saving Dec 23, 2011 - 01:28 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Personal_Finance

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith the UK economy fast decelerating as a consequence of continuing economic austerity, rising unemployment and the bankrupting Eurozone plunging into another recession or worse, this sets the scene for UK shoppers to enjoy deep discounts in the annual sales with many distressed retailers already offering discounts ahead of Christmas of as much as 75% in an attempt at boosting consumer interest as so far December retail sales have failed to live upto retailer expectations.


To lubricate the sales season many credit card firms have been liberally stuffing household letterboxes with offers of 0% on purchases for 6-12 months that many borrowers may come to regret once the 0% periods expire.

The following is a list of in-store and online sales (unless otherwise indicated) for at least 50% off with many retailers advertising sales of upto 75% off.

SALES ALREADY IN PROGRESS or Starting Today - 23rd Dec 2011

Expect the shops today to be full to bursting point as a record number of retailers have started their sales earlier than usual.

  • Argos
  • Austin Reed
  • Banana Republic
  • BHS
  • Clarks
  • Coast
  • Comet
  • Debenhams - Online only
  • Early Learning Centres
  • French Connection
  • GAP
  • Homebase
  • H&M
  • Laura Ashley
  • Matalan - Online only
  • Oasis
  • TK Maxx
  • Toys R Us
  • WH Smith

SALES Starting Christmas Eve - Saturday 24th Dec

  • John Lewis - Online only from 5pm
  • Marks and Spencer
  • NEXT - Online only from 3pm

SALES Starting Christmas Day - Sunday 25th Dec

SALES Starting Boxing Day - Monday 26th Dec

  • Debenhams
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • Habitat
  • House of Fraser
  • Matalan
  • New Look
  • Next
SALES Starting Tuesday 27th Dec
  • John Lewis
  • IKEA

To be Confirmed

  • Top Shop
  • Zara

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 card such as Capital One Circle to earn cash back.
  • Make a list of items that you really need to prevent buying of junk.
  • Look for discount vouchers in newspapers.
  • 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 2012!

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