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It’s not too early for a bargain hunter like me to be thinking Boxing Day sales. I have it marked on my calendar (like my kids’ birthdays!) and typically have a pretty low key Christmas night so I can battle it out the following day, amongst the god-zillion others that just love to bag a bargain.

This year I’ll be rising early to shop the sales at Eastland Shopping Centre. And things are getting serious because I’ll be there from 7am on 26th December to show you all the deals of the day.

Top from Decjuba. Skirt from Glassons.

Here’s some fast tips on getting all the good deals on the day!

  1. What to Wear

This may sound like an obvious tip. Be comfortable. Wear flat shoes. Be dressed for the long haul. It’s a big day and can get pretty crowded. I always opt for a maxi style dress so if the change rooms are overflowing you can simply throw some items over your head to make the decision. If you’re shoe shopping, wear shoes with no laces so you can save time and energy. Also, a cross body bag works wonders when your arms are full of shopping bags.

Glassons slides….so ca-ute!

2. Know Thy Limits

Have a list in mind of what you need to buy. This will mean you have a focus for your shopping experience and you’re not wandering aimlessly and not finding anything you like (there’s nothing worse!). Boxing Day equals major sales but ensure you have a budget in mind to keep purchases in perspective.

Jumpsuit available at Sportsgirl

3. Start early

Leave home with plenty of time to score a good park and grab a coffee. Eastland opens at 7am so get an early night (if you can) on Christmas night, and get up early to get your hands on the best bargains. Many of the one-off, or percentage off sale items can sell out fast so be prepared.

4. Take a calculator

I know it sounds geeky to carry a calculator, but how many times do brands promote a ‘40% off sale’ and the prices aren’t marked? Take a calculator (or use your mobile) to make your decision process faster. Also, before you’ve stepped foot into a store, decide what a ‘bargain price’ looks like for your sort of budget. If the tag is way over that expectation, walk away.

Hair tie, cute for summer, from Seed.

5. Location, location

Know where your fave stores are located! Try to park closest to them. Eastland is a massive place so be sure to check out the offers on their website on Christmas Day to see where’ll you be heading first. I’m definitely visiting  Bonds, Bardot, H&M and Wittner because a little birdy has told me their percentage off instore and there’s going to be some serious bargains on sale at those brands.

Top from Decjuba & Bag from Seed.

6. Think basics

Eastland is a great place to shop basics. Take a mental note of gaps in your wardrobe and head to the stores that you know will cater to your shape and style. Key brand with super sales on the day, catering to basics, include Seed, Country Road, Lorna Jane, Cotton On Body and Cue.

Save these offers for Boxing Day at Eastland

  • Bardot  25% off storewide
  • Bardot Junior 25% off storewide
  • Bed Bath ‘N Table UP to 50% off selected items
  • Betts 40% off everything
  • Bonds 40% off everything
  • Bras and Things Up to 50% off selected styles.
  • Cotton On Body Up to 50% off
  • Country Road UP to 50% off selected styles
  • Cue Take a further 20% off selected styles
  • H&M UP to 70% off women’s, men’s kids and home
  • Uniqlo Save up to 40% off selected styles
  • Jo Mercer 25 % off
  • Kikki K Up to 50% off selected styles
  • Lorna Jane Up to 40% off
  • Ripe Maternity UP to 70% off sales & 20% off full priced dresses
  • Sportsgirl Take a further 25% off
  • Wittner Up to 70% off & 20% off full priced products

**Note, please see in store for terms and conditions of each offer.

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