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Personal_Finance / Shopping Dec 20, 2013 - 03:23 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Personal_Finance

A fast accelerating UK economy towards growth rates that academic economists cannot imagine today (well beyond 3% GDP) looks set to manifest itself during the holiday season as a debt fuelled spending binge as the cathedrals if modern Britain will be jam packed with shoppers afflicted with sales fever searching for bargains as Christmas has morphed into a month long relentless advertisement to spend, spend and then spend some more in January.


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 their 0% periods expire with even longer borrowing terms for balance transfers with their associated one off fees.

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 upto 75% off.

SALES ALREADY IN PROGRESS or Starting Today - 20th Dec 2013

Expect the shops to be full to bursting point as today (20th December) represents the real start for the sales of 2013 as the start of the sales comes earlier each year, as it was not so long ago that the fist date for the sales was 26th December.

  • Asos - online sale only - Upto 50% off
  • Argos upto 50% off on Toys
  • BHS - Upto 50% off
  • Boden - Online only - Upto 70% off
  • Clarks - Upto 50% off
  • Dorothy Perkins - Upto 50% off
  • Debenhams - Limited - Upto 50% off
  • GAP - 60%
  • IKEA - Upto 33% off
  • Habitat - Limited products upto 50% off
  • House of Fraser - Toys only - Upto 75% off
  • Homebase - Upto 50% off
  • H&M - Upto 70% off
  • New Look - Upto 60% off
  • Next Clearance Sale on selected items Upto 50% off
  • Sainbury's - Upto 60% off Technology
  • Marks and Spencer - Knitwear - 30%
  • Matalan - Upto 50% off
  • Top Shop - Upto 50% off

*provisional - check back for updates.

SALES Starting 21st to 23rd Dec

  • Laura Ashley
  • Oasis
  • TK Maxx
  • Toys R Us
  • WH Smith

SALES Starting Christmas Eve - Tuesday 24th Dec

  • John Lewis - Online only from 5pm
  • Harrods - Online only from 6pm
  • House of Fraser - Online only from 12pm
  • Marks and Spencer Online from 5pm
  • NEXT - Online only from 3pm
  • PC World / Curry's - Online only from 9pm

SALES Starting Christmas Day - Wednesday 25th Dec

SALES Starting Boxing Day - Thursday 26th Dec

  • Banana Republic
  • Debenhams
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • French Connection
  • GAP
  • Habitat
  • Harrods
  • House of Fraser
  • Liberty
  • Matalan
  • New Look
  • Next - could be later.
SALES Starting Friday 27th Dec
  • John Lewis - In store

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 2014!

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