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After-Christmas Sales Heat Up for Deal-Driven Shoppers

Retailers hope to lure savvy shoppers back into the store and back online with end-of-the-year sales and clearances to finish off 2012.

After-Christmas Sales Heat Up for Deal-Driven Shoppers

 

You waited until after Christmas for the best shopping deals, or maybe you didn’t. Either way, the bait is cast and retailers hope to lure you back into the store and back online with end-of-the-year sales to finish up 2012.

Post-Christmas sales are there for the taking as 2012 races to a finish with in-store and online deals and steals aimed to entice shoppers back for one more round of holiday shopping.

Got a gift card to spend? Got some extra cash to burn? Can't stay away from a sale? Tired of looking, want to shop at home? Tired of sitting at home, want to hit the stores in person? Here's a sampling of deals to get started. (By no means is the list complete, and readers should check with the stores to verify for themselves the information noted.)

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UPDATE - Posted Dec. 27, 2012

  • Books-a-Million — Shop in-store clearance, "50 percent off thousands of items," including holiday merchandise; games, toys and puzzles; calendars and planners; and more. In-store and mobile coupons available online, for $5 off an in-store purchase of $25 or more, and 50 percent off any one regularly priced book.
  • Barnes & Noble — Fifty percent off 2013 calendars. After-holiday sale savings includes 50 percent off selected top books, kids' holiday books, NOOK Simple Touch Essentials and hundreds of toys; up to 85 percent off bargain books; up to 75 percent off select music and "major discounts" on home and gifts.
  • Home Depot — Overstock, end-of-season savings, up to 50 percent off, on wood, flooring, holiday decorations and more. 
  • Lowe's — Up to 50 percent off holiday items, including the LightKeeper Pro Miniature Light Set Repair Tool, $9.99 (was $19.97) and the Holiday Living 6.5-ft Pine Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Tree with 400-Count Clear Lights, $64 (was $128).

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Let us know in the comment box below of a sale you find worthy of note yourself.

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SAMPLING OF 2012 AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES

American Signature Furniture — Stores open Dec. 26 at 10 a.m. "Name your price on thousands of clearance items, no reasonable offer will be refused, everything must go."

Bealls — Save an extra $10 on orders $25 or more. Promo Code: SHOP10, valid through Dec. 26. Free shipping on orders of $75 or more after discounts, valid through Dec. 29. 

Best Buy — Three-day sale, Dec. 25-27,  noted online. Stores closed Christmas Day. Fre shippings. Deals include 15 percent off iPhone gift cards; Microsoft Office Home and Student, $99.99 (save $50); and Turtle Beach Ear Force DPX21 Headset for PlayStation 3, $79.99 (save $40).

Dick's Sporting Goods — Free shipping for online purchases over $99 (excludes PING). Free shipping and free returns on footwear. Save 25 percent on pro apparel legend tees and fleece. Extended store hours: Dec. 26 (7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.); Dec. 27-29 (9 a.m to 9:30 p.m.); Dec. 30 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Dec. 31 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Jan. 1 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Jan. 2 -5 (9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)   Details online .

Kmart — Free shipping on orders of at least $49 or three months of free shipping. All TV's on sale. Sales include up to 60 percent off on boots, up to 50 percent off on holiday storage, up to 25 percent off dining furniture, up to 60 percent off women's, men's, girls and boys.  Details online.

Kohl's — Christmas Blitz & Clearance, 60 to 70 percent off, ends Jan. 1 Online exclusive, extra 20 percent off, good through Dec. 26. Promo Code: JINGLEBELLS. Spend at least $50 and shipping is free. Seventy percent off trim-a-tree. Early bird specials online through 3 p.m. Dec. 26; shop in store through 1 p.m.  Details online.

Macy's — Online and in stores, "Macy's Week of Wonderful After Christmas Sale," with stores opening 7 a.m. Dec. 26. Two-day specials Dec. 26 and 27. Free online shipping every day, extra 15 percent or 10 percent off with passes in circular, noted online. Savings billed as the "biggest furniture and mattress event of the season," the "biggest underwear sale of the season" and the "biggest denim event of the season. See details online

Target — Doors open at 7 a.m. Dec. 26. Thousands of clearance items throughout the store. All TV and camera accessories on sale. Buy- two and get one for 50 percent-off sale on all Wii U games and all Skylanders single-character packs. The store offers "gift card specials," including the iPod touch 32GB for $295; purchase the iPod and get a free $50 Target gift card (no rain checks, quantities limited). Details and more online. 

Walmart — Clearance savings, while supplies last, on Christmas decor, bedding, electronics, apparel, kitchen and dining, baby, furniture and jewelry.  Details online for online purchases and "In My Store" offerings. 

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