For consumers, After Christmas sales mean deep discounts on the stuff you want to buy. We combed through some of 2012's best post-Christmas promotions to uncover which of this year's After Christmas sales will be worth your time, and what kind of discounts can you expect.
Today only, JCPenney offers free shipping on all orders, including clearance items, with no minimum purchase required via coupon code "FSHDAY". Alternatively, take an extra 15% off via coupon code "ELFSHOP". (The codes don't stack and "ELFSHOP" will yield a better discount if you're spending $54 or more.) That's the first sitewide, no-minimum, free shipping offer we've seen from JCPenney since this time last year, and yields a savings of at least $8. Some best bets, with free shipping after the above coupon:
Note: The "ELFSHOP" coupon will yield a 20% off discount when first applied, but this higher discount only applies when you checkout with a JCPenney credit card. Orders placed by December 19 with standard delivery are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.
Today only, over 900 stores are offering free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve during Free Shipping Day. (At some sites, the shipping discount is applied automatically, but many sites require coupon codes which are listed.) Although we've seen similar free shipping offers from individual merchants, this is the first time we've seen such a large number of stores offer free shipping with guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery. Notable merchants include REI, Overstock, RadioShack, JCPenney, Calvin Klein, Zappos, Express, Nordstrom, ShopPBS, and more.
Today only, TwoSmiles cuts 10% offToys R Us gift cards via coupon code "9thDay". (Enter the coupon at price summary.) That's among the best discounts we've seen this year from Twosmiles, which offers print-at-home greeting and gift cards. (For further comparison, we saw 20% off select vendors on Thanksgiving.) Deal ends today.
Macy's takes up to 60% off a selection of apparel, jewelry, home items, and moreapparel, jewelry, home items, and more as part of its Great Gift Sale. Plus take an extra 15% to 20% off via coupon code "GREAT". That's the best sale we've seen from Macy's since Cyber Monday, when we saw up to 71% off plus an extra 25% off. Shipping adds $9.95, or get free shipping on orders of $99 or more. Some exclusions apply. Deal ends December 19.
Orders placed by December 21 are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.
Crate & Barrel cuts up to 50% off select items during its Christmas Sale. Plus, get a $25 bonus card when you spend $100 or more. (You can redeem it online or in-store from December 30 to January 20.) Even better, most orders qualify for free shipping. That's the best such offer we've seen on these items from Crate & Barrel, yielding many price lows. Sale ends December 20. A couple best bets:
Walmart discounts more than 2,900 items in its clearance section. With prices starting at $1.47, that's a larger selection of items than we saw last week and many items are at the lowest price we could find. Shipping adds $4.97, or spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping. (Site-to-Store pickup is also available.) Notables:
Kohl's cuts 15% off a selection of items, including home items, small appliances, apparel, and more, via coupon code "HOLIDAY". Alternatively, take 20% off orders of $100 or more via code "RUDOLPH20". Even better, you'll get $10 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 you spend. (The Kohl's Cash can be redeemed online or in-store from December 25 through January 5.) That's tied with our expired mention from yesterday as among the best sales from Kohl's this year, although we saw 20% off sitewide or an extra 25% off $100 last week. Shipping starts at $5.95 or get free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Deal ends December 19. A couple best bets, with prices after coupon code "HOLIDAY":
Nike offers free shipping sitewide via coupon code "JUSTDOIT". That yields a savings of at least $8 and is the best shipping offer we've seen from Nike this year. Deal ends December 20. A couple of best bets:
Ending today, Kohl's cuts an extra 15% off sitewide via coupon code "LIGHT". Alternatively, coupon code "SHINE" takes an extra 20% off orders of $100 or more. Even better, you'll get $10 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 you spend. (The Kohl's Cash can be redeemed online or in-store from December 25 through January 5.) That's tied with our mention from four days ago as among the best sales from Kohl's this year, although we saw 20% off sitewide or an extra 25% off $100 last week. Shipping starts at $5.95 or get free shipping on orders of $50 or more. A couple best bets, with prices after coupon "SHINE" and free shipping:
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Office Depot offers free shipping sitewide with no minimum purchase required. That's a $9.95 savings and the best shipping deal we've seen from Office Depot this year. (The usual minimum purchase requirement is $50.) Furniture delivery fees and contract orders are excluded. Deal ends December 22.
Of note, a variety of stacking Office Depot coupons are available. Orders placed by December 20 at 5 pm ET will arrive in time for Christmas.
Footlocker takes 15% off sitewide, including outlet items, via coupon code "EMFL3WM3". Even better, most items qualify for free shipping; otherwise it starts at $7.99. That's tied with its Black Friday deal and among the best sitewide coupons we've seen from Foot Locker this year, although we saw 20% off sitewide two weeks ago. Some restrictions may apply. Deal ends December 17.
Orders placed by 9 pm ET on December 19 will arrive in time for Christmas via "Standard Ground" shipping. Alternatively, choose 2-day shipping by December 20 at 9 pm ET, or 1-day shipping by December 23 at 11 am ET. (The two latter options will incur an extra charge.)
Today only, Walmart discounts over 350 items as part of its Gold Monday Sale, with many items at or near lowest-we've-seen prices. Orders of $35 or more qualify for free shipping, or opt for free Site-to-Store pickup to avoid shipping charges. Shop for HDTVs, tablets, game consoles, appliances, and more.
All orders placed by December 19 will arrive in time for Christmas.
Groupon offers a BJ's Wholsesale Club 1-Year Membership, for new members only, bundled with a $25 BJ's Wholesale Club Gift Card for $35 with free shipping. (After clicking this link, you'll land on an offer for Atlanta locations, but you can search for "BJ's Wholesale" and choose a different location to find your local store.) Assuming you'll use the gift card, that's a savings of $40 and the first such offer we've seen for a 1-year membership. The voucher must be redeemed in-store at the time of membership activation, 48 hours or more after purchase. The voucher expires March 31, 2014. Click here to find a BJ's Wholesale Club retail location near you. Deal ends December 17.
CardCash cuts an extra 4% off select gift cards via coupon code "HOLIDAY". Even better, these gift cards are already up to 26% off. With free shipping, that's the second best deal we've seen from CardCash. (We saw up to 25% off with an extra 8% off a month ago.) Note that you need spend a minimum of $20 to proceed through checkout and some gift cards may be store-issued "merchandise credits". Eligible gift cards, with discounts before coupon:
Dell Financial Services takes 30% off one item priced $230 or more via coupon code "30SANTA$230". Even better, this coupon bags free shipping. (In a hurry? Bag free second-day shipping via coupon code "FREE2SHIP".) Outside of the coupon from our Cyber Monday mention (which cut 35% off sitewide), that's the best coupon we've seen in recent months. (For further comparison, we saw 31% off with no minimum in October, but that coupon didn't bag free shipping.) Dell refurbished systems are covered by a 100-day Dell warranty. Deal ends December 16.
Ending today, LivingSocial cuts 20% off sitewide via coupon code "WARMUP". (A max discount of $20 applies.) That's among the best sitewide percent-off discounts we've seen from LivingSocial, although we saw 25% off during Black Friday Week. Some exclusions may apply.
At Overstock.com, get a $25 credit for free when you spend $25 or more and checkout via V.me by Visa. That's tied with our mention three weeks ago as the best credit we've seen with a purchase at Overstock.com. Credit can't be applied to shipping, which adds $2.95, or spend $50 or more to qualify for free shipping. The credit will be emailed on select days starting November 29 and expires 14 days after receipt. Deal ends December 30.