Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great, but after-holiday sales are when the real fun begins. Stores have already started slashing prices on seasonal gifts, winter clothing and Christmas decor, making this the perfect time to score some of the best deals of the year.
What To Shop for After the Holidays
After-holiday sales are obviously good opportunities to stock up for next year with up to 90% off Christmas decor, wrapping paper, ornaments, gift sets and more. But that’s not all. You’ll also find plenty of markdowns on winter apparel, comfy gift items like robes and slippers, snack food and toys. You may even find open-box deals on electronics due to holiday returns.
When To Shop After-Holiday Sales
Almost every retailer will slash their seasonal items by 50% starting December 26th, and the day after Christmas is a good time to grab anything you know will sell out. That being said, you can expect prices to continually drop as we move into the new year. Expect most Christmas items to reach 70% off by the end of the year and up to 90% off by mid-January.
The Best After-Holiday Sales Happening Now
Amazon: Deals on almost everything on your Amazon wish list
If Santa brought you an Amazon gift card this year, now’s a good time to put it to use. The Amazon after-Christmas sale has lots of markdowns on tech, electronics and home goods. For example, get a 10-piece Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Airtight Food Storage Containers set for only $41.94 shipped (regularly $59.99), take $50 off a three-pack of PowerA Nintendo Switch GameCube Style Wireless Controllers or get $112 off (56% off) a pair of Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones.
Walmart: An end-of-year sale not to be missed
Walmart’s End-of-Year Clearance event is packed with markdowns on computers, kitchen appliances and video games — plus up to 50% off seasonal decor and loungewear styles for the family. Even better, the store is known to slash its prices on select toys by up to 90%. Look for these savings to hit sometime around mid-January.
Kohl’s: Stack more savings on top of 70% off
Right now, you can shop Kohl’s after-Christmas sale for up to 70% off clearance items, including winter apparel and accessories for the entire family as well as holiday decor. This discount just so happens to stack with code CATCH15OFF, which snags you 15% off orders of $100+ and free shipping.
Best Buy: Deals on electronics and more
Best Buy’s holiday deals promise spirits up and prices down with big savings on TVs, electronics, Apple products and more. Shop up to 40% off clearance items, and be on the lookout for open-box deals from holiday returns.
Macy’s: After Christmas sale offers 60% off
Now through January 3rd, shoppers can save up to 60% off at Macy’s After Christmas Sale. You’ll find a variety of can’t-miss specials like $19.99 juniors’ jeans, 60-80% off holiday ornaments, and bras starting at $12.99. Plus, you can use code JOY to slash an extra 20% off your purchase.
Nordstrom: Buy designer brands for way less
Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale is underway with up to 40% off select styles now through January 3rd. Shop discounted coats, sweaters, pajamas, shoes and more for the entire family. Plus, score deals on home goods and beauty. Shipping is free, or you can opt for free curbside pickup if you need your items sooner than home delivery allows.
Nordstrom Rack: Clear the Rack is back
If you love a good Nordstrom sale, the Nordstrom Rack Clear the Rack event is another one you don’t want to miss. Through January 3rd, shoppers can take an extra 25% off clearance items for a total savings of up to 75%. Shipping is free on orders of $89+ (or you can choose free in-store pickup instead).
Overstock: 70% off thousands of home items
For a limited time, enjoy up to 70% off thousands of items plus free shipping at Overstock’s Christmas Clearance Event. That means deep discounts on storage solutions, home furnishings, holiday accents and more.
Target: Shop early to get your choice of 70% off
Target’s after-holiday sales include up to 50% off Christmas decor, clothing, electronics and more. And while some seasonal items will likely hit 70-90% off by early January, your best bet is to shop early for anything on your wishlist with one notable exception: toys. Look for Target to hold its Semi-Annual Toy Clearance sale sometime in early January with 70% off select brands.
Wayfair: End-of-year deals offer outlet prices
Wayfair’s End-of-Year Clearance event is happening now with up to 60% off everything from furniture to seasonal decor to kitchen essentials. We’re talking area rugs starting at $49, bedroom and office furniture starting at $99 and mattresses priced $199+.
Sephora: Prestige beauty for a bargain price
Now through January 1st, shop Sephora’s after-Christmas sale to score an extra 20% off clearance items with code MAJORSALE. Even better, you can stack code FREESHIP to get your order shipped free of charge with no minimum purchase.
Ulta Beauty: Low prices on all things beauty and grooming
Ulta has more than its fair share of beauty deals throughout its sale section, especially leftover holiday gift sets from a variety of prestigious brands. You can also shop the Ulta Jumbo Love event now through January 23rd for up to 60% off liters of your favorite shampoos and conditioners. (And don’t forget to use code 814565 for $3.50 off your purchase of $15 or more).
Bath and Body Works: Under $5 and 50% off candles, scents and soaps
It’s that time of year again for the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale. Shop 50% off three-wick candles, select body care under $5, foaming hand soaps for $3.75 and other fragrance essentials.
Walgreens: Fill your basket with essentials at up to 90% off
Right now, Walgreens has up to 50% off its seasonal clearance items, including holiday-themed makeup kits, robes, slippers, candles, chocolates, candies and more. We anticipate prices reaching up to 75% off in early January and up to 90% off by the middle of the month.
CVS: Price drops on items you need every day
Much like Walgreens, CVS will have plenty of holiday leftovers on sale throughout the weeks ahead. Look for sale prices to hit 75% off by the first week of January and up to 90% off by mid-January (likely sometime around the 10th). Shop right now and to get $20 off $80 online orders with code SAVE20 at checkout.
Hobby Lobby: Get crafty with crazy good deals up to 90% off
Crafting enthusiasts, this one’s for you. The Hobby Lobby after-Christmas sale is happening now with 66% off the store’s remaining Christmas decorations. We expect to see items reach 80% off in the coming days (and up to 90% off in early January).
Michaels: Prices as low as $1
Michaels’ Mega Clearance Event includes thousands of items at up to 70% off. You can currently score deals as low as $1, $3 and $5, which makes it a good time to stock up on your most coveted holiday essentials while supplies last. That being said, look for prices to reach up to 80% off at the first of the year.
How to Save No Matter When or Where You Shop
Navigate multiple sales at once by setting Deal Alerts on Slickdeals for items you need and are already shopping for, and by checking our coupon pages for current promo codes for your favorite stores.
You can also download the Slickdeals browser extension to help save you money when you shop online. It auto applies coupon codes before you check out and can also show you any active deals our community of over 12 million active deal hunters has found as you visit any of the hundreds of supported stores.
- Get It for ‘Free’: Surprising Amazon Items You Can Buy With FSA Cards
- 20 Popular Stores Offering Extended Holiday Return Windows in 2020