-- Holiday cash burning a hole in your pocket? This year’s after-Christmas sales are shaping up to offer some of the best deals of the year.
Here are the top five:
Of all post-holiday sales, 45 percent are clothing related. To get the best possible sales prices, stack the offers by looking in the clearance section plus using the store-wide blanket discount.
For example, Banana Republic has tons of markdowns and then offers another 50 percent off on top of that, and Macy’s has their doorbusters live until 2 p.m., including 60 percent off Carter’s for Kids and an extra 25 percent off boots and shoes.
Luxury sales can be “kind of rare because these luxury brands don't really get into the sales mix too often,” according to Locastro. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be had.
Outlets not only have brand names and low prices, but they also have better tax discounts.
One 7 For All Mankind is offering half off the entire store and another Levi’s outlet is discounting 50 percent off all jeans.
If you have the “new year, new you” attitude, there are plenty of beauty discounts out there.
Sephora has an extra 20 percent off sale items plus free samples and Bath & Body Works has slashed prices plus another 20 percent off with a code.
When you’re in a store, let it compete against itself by checking prices online. If they’re better there, “just simply ask that sales associate if they can match the deals and the sales that are happening online,” Locastro recommended.