Survive Boxing Day Like A Pro

HI! So a few days ago, I went Boxing Day shopping for the first time. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it was actually quite fun. I've put together some tips and tricks for next year, from both seasoned shoppers and beginners, to help you (and the future me) navigate Boxing Day like a pro.

1) Do your research. Find a few stores you for sure want to hit, and make them a priority. Find out when they open, and what sales they have, beforehand. Then, you're prepared.

2) Either go really early (as in 6am, if that's when the store opens) or really late (as in 12 or 1 in the afternoon). That way you'll miss the crowds, and won't have to wait in line.

3) If you're going to wait in line, make sure the sale is worth it. If the item is really expensive, and the sale is 5% or even 10% off, it might not be worth the wait, especially if the line is 2 hours long. However, if the item is really expensive, and it's, say, 70% off, plus another free item...then yeah, it might be worth it, depending on the item. Choose wisely.

4) Don't go all out. Use common sense when buying, so that you make good use of the sale that they're offering.

5) Go with friends or family. That just makes it more fun, as it's a day out for you guys.

6) Only get stuff you like, and that you'll use. This goes along with #4. Don't get something just because it's on sale for really cheap, if you can't use it, or won't wear it. This is important. You want to make sure it's worth it.

7) Finally...have fun! You want this to be a fun experience, so don't put so much pressure on yourself to get certain things that you end up stressed. That's not good for anyone.

So there you have it. How to survive boxing day like a pro! If you have any more tips, or questions, or another kind of comment...comment below! I'd love to hear what you have to say. 'Till next time!

~Iris :)

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