The January sales are stepping things up a notch now with many stores kicking off their discounts a few days early. So if you didn't get time to check out the deals for Boxing Day, don't worry one bit. We've just updated this article and are happy to report most of the best deals are still going strong.
After all, you've surely got better things to be doing on the Christmas break queuing to enter and leave a retail park's car park or trying to work out who is having a decent sale from the huge number of UK retailer websites, sifting through what they're claiming to be epic deals when you know full well you've seen them cheaper elsewhere on the same day. So let us do it for you. We've rounded up the finest, genuine ones right here!
So yes sit back, scroll down a little and you'll see we've started to list the best offers so far. We'll be updating this page throughout the Christmas break right up until the dust has cleared on these January sales too.
January sales: quick links
The best January sales 2018
The best January sales picks so far
We've shown you where the best January sales are happening today. But we thought we'd also highlight some of favourite individual offers from the best sales we've seen, followed by deals in a range of specific categories. We'll be updating this page throughout the sales, so feel free to keep coming back to check out the freshest discounts.
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So who's having a January sale?
All the big stores get stuck in. With so many keen shoppers going online over the Christmas period in recent years, it's just too good a chance for them to finish 2018 off with some extra money in the bank. Let's take a look at the big hitters below and what you can nab from each.
When do the Boxing Day sales start?
Not a silly question at all. As we just said, a lot of stores are starting today and we expect even more will go live on Christmas Day – yes they're pretty keen. If just before Christmas is the time to scramble for last-minute gifts, anytime from the day itself onwards is the chance to treat yourself or use those gift vouchers to make a great deal a truly spectacular bargain.
When do the January sales start?
Expect an early start here too. Although if we're going off the last few years, the January sales haven't been particularly special. It's been all about the Boxing Day deals really, although we're pleased to report some of the better ones stayed online a good few days into January. January sales are more of a continuation of the remaining Boxing Day sales so you can probably expect to see many stores simply rebrand the sales to 'January sales' the day after Boxing Day on December 27th.
Given many workplaces are off until around January 2nd, retailers are keen to show you the best deals as soon as possible while you've got time off at home rather than try to push deals on you while you're heading back to work or nursing that New Year's Eve hangover.