Day-After Christmas TIP$

For those who love to shop—even the day after Christmas.

Most people may not be in the mood to continue shopping after the holidays, but there are always a select few that do so for the many discounted items the day after Christmas.

Most of the department and retail stores mark down everything—and not just the decorations. You can significantly save on appliances, electronics and even apparel. Wal-Mart also has a "Value of the Day" to save you even more money.

There are many establishments that are extending their holiday returns such as Best Buy which extends through Jan. 24, 2012. The biggest tip … don’t forget your receipts.

Places such as offer 12 months special financing. If you make a large purchase such as an appliance, you will pay no interest if paid in full within 12 months. 

Have big plans for New Year’s Eve but nothing to wear yet?

Now is the time to look for that fancy dress or expensive shoes. You may be able to get them at half the cost at places like . They offer name-brand apparel significantly reduced. That little black dress may be under $50.

One of my best finds is Big Lots, which recently opened in Glen Burnie on Ritchie Highway. There also is a . I found Dr. Scholl’s insoles for $2.50 a pair versus $9.99 at the other top stores. What a bargain.

Like shopping in your PJ’s? Check the websites of your favorite stores, since some are still offering free shipping for online purchases until the end of the year.

So if you are one of the brave ones that hit the stores the next day in search of those deals, don’t forget your gift cards.

Have a safe and happy new year!


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