Now I’m not sure you’ll believe me – but it’s TRUE – I didn’t venture out once on Boxing Day. Nope! Not even the lure of Yorkdale Shopping Centre open at 8:00am was enough to coax me into the malls. To tell the truth, I was in my Kozie all day long, watching a very epic Lord of the Rings marathon.
(If you don’t own the trilogy on Blu-ray, seriously, you are missing out. There’s nothing like Orlando Bloom in high definition to make the holidays bright.)
Okay, footed pjs and moviethons aside, I DID do a little bit of damage on the ol’ credit card by way of online shopping. After all, it’s the easiest (and most convenient) way to find the best deals! Comparison shopping online is as simple as opening up a new tab in your browser – no rushing from store to store trying to beat the crowds. (Bleh! Crowds!)
So where did I spend my time surfing?
Well, for electronics, SHOP.CA was leading the way. With a ton of doorcrasher items and huge savings on televisions (like this Toshiba 40” 1080p LCD TV for just $398.00) I was quite tickled to share the savings with my gadget-minded friends. At the moment, I am currently sitting on the fence over this Food Saver Hands-Free Vacuum Sealer Kit. Remember all those awesome infomercials that showed you how to keep food fresh for eons? It’s currently 54% off, retailing for just $64.99. That’s a steal! (What to do, what to do….) And finally, I spent a lot of time checking out this Hip Street Wireless iPhone & iPod Speaker System. Almost 40% off, peeps! If my bestie didn’t already have one, it would’ve made the perfect housewarming gift for when she moves later this year.
Next, clothing is always a consideration during Boxing Week. I stayed with the tried and true Holy Trinity: GAP, Old Navy and Banana Republic. Each store had a variety of promotions that changes every day (yesterday was an extra 50% sale items at GAP, today is an extra 25% regular priced items). Regardless, it is a very necessary stop when you have toddlers because you can often pick up some awesome staples for C-H-E-A-P. Case in point: yesterday, Old Navy was offering 30% off their entire store. This Frost Free Jacket – originally $39.94 – is currently marked down to $14. With an extra 30% off, I paid a cool $9.80 for Ryder’s second winter jacket. It’s less bulky than his current coat, which makes it perfect for long car rides and trips to the mall with Mommy.
Think about it… 9 bucks… how can you go wrong? With today’s 25% off you can still grab it for $10.50 (all sizes available at 5:00pm EST).
Finally, no Boxing Day would be complete without popping by The Body Shop. When you buy a $5 Bag for Life, you can take 50% off your entire purchase. And don’t forget to check out their outlet – you can find mad savings on a variety of bath and body items (not included in the Bag for Life promo; but all items are discounted by at least 50%, so still a great deal).
My pick? This Strawberry Shower, Scrub and Soften Deluxe Gift on sale for $25 (reg price $50). The ultimate gift for strawberry lovers, this luxurious box set is packed with treats for bath and body, including Strawberry Shower Gel, Strawberry Body Polish, Strawberry Body Butter, Strawberry Lip Balm, Strawberry Beautifying Oil and Red Bath Gloves.
I love that it can be gifted all year round and I adore the presentation. And with all Body Shop products, thrilled that the items are cruelty-free and your purchase always gives back to great initiatives.
So as you can see, I didn’t go crazy this Boxing Week, but that’s probably a testament to all the wonderful things I already have :) Did you score any awesome deals? Share the savings – tell us about your haul!