Thursday, December 27, 2012

Boxing Day shopping.....

we always go and do a bit of Boxing Day shopping to take advantage of the sales.  However over the years we do less and less and this year I only wanted to visit a couple of stores.  Number one on the list was Michael's,  I picked up some yarn for scarves and some dish clothes.  The yarn for the scarves after the coupons was well under $5 each, and will make great gifts for Christmas and birthdays.
I picked up 8 Christmas cakes tins for the 2013 Cookie Swap party we are hosting next year.  Paid just over $1 each for them:
Went to Canadian Tire and picked up a new snow shovel, a tool thingy for dh and two new frying pans for me.  Spent over $60, so we got a $15 gift card to spend before the end of January.
Went to Mark's Work Wearhouse and got a new pair of slippers each, a pair of fingerless gloves for dh and some ear plugs, as we were 3 cents short of $50, and I had a $10 off coupon when you spend $50.

I think I may pop up to Barrie on Friday and check out the mall to see what's on sale there.  I couldn't be bothered to fight the crowds on Wednesday, although it wasn't too bad.  I also want to pop back into Michael's for a couple of things that would be great gifts for the cookie swap party.

Do you shop the Boxing Day sales?

7 comments:

Debby said...

No after Christmas sales for me this year. Our weather was really bad, maybe I can hit the after New Year sales. What great buys you were able to get in on!!

Evelyn said...

not much of a shopper, our Boxing Day sales don't start until today as the malls were still closed yesterday.

Jane and Chris said...

Nope, Boxing Day is when we have our Christmas lunch.Christmas lasts three days for us.
I'll be near a Michaels in two weeks...I'll see if they have any yarn for scarves.
Jane x

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Nope do not do Boxing Day Sales; however do try to get out to get some Christmas Cards after Boxing Day, as I find there are still lots of sales on then.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

No, I don't shop the day after Christmas nor do I shop the day after Thanksgiving. There is nothing out there on a good enough sale to make me go out with all the crazy people and, most especially, the crazy traffic.

Karine said...

I could not be paid enough to do Boxing Day sales!!!

Lena said...

Nice deals you got there! We don't have a Boxing Day here but I shopped a little at after-Christmas sales for some gifts!