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Savings Made Sweet By Heather Brickell I don’t know about you, but I just love the thrill of the hunt when it comes to shopping! I especially love to shop after Christmas – as you can really find some great deals. I actually prefer shopping after Christmas instead of Black Friday as the discounts seem to be even better! Plus, if you have received gift cards for Christmas gifts, you can usually score big! Here are some tips to remember when shopping those after Christmas sales:

Stock up on Holiday Supplies for next year.

Never pay full price for items like Holiday wrapping paper, bows, labels, etc… Wait to purchase these items after Christmas when they can be discounted as much as 75-90% off then stock up for the following year.

Use coupons on clearance items.

This is actually a tip to use all year long, but it is especially nice during after-holiday sales. Items like holiday cookies, coffees, candies and cake mixes will be clearanced at drastically low prices. If you have a coupon for those items, many times you will walk away with them for Free or very inexpensive. Get your coupons ready now so that you will be prepared! This tip is especially helpful if you are a fan of all the holiday coffees and teas. stock up so you can enjoy them all year long!

Check out Holiday Gift Sets.

After Christmas is definitely the time to stock up on birthday gifts or items to add to your gift stockpile. Stores like Walmart and Target carry gift sets in the Health & Beauty Section filled with things like razors, body wash and more that you can use a coupon on. I have purchased many nice gift sets this way for very inexpensive.

Check out the clearance section.

While I realize that this can be a broad topic, do be sure to check out the clearance section in every department at the store. Items like Christmas pajamas, clothing, socks, etc… can often be purchased for very little and you will be prepared for the following year! Have fun shopping and I hope that you find some sweet deals!

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