Couponing for the Rest of Us

Christmas Clearance Watch List Ideas and Tips

Tomorrow is the day after Christmas and that means lots of us are gearing up for After-Christmas Clearance Sales!  Some of my favorite places to hit up for Christmas Clearance are Rite-Aid (because they’ll actually go down to 90% OFF) and Walmart – because there is such a huge array of things considered “Holiday Items” that are marked down – like fragrance sets, massagers, & baking sheets even!

Last year, some of my favorite finds were: a big keyboard for $3.75, a 2-Pack of nerf dart guns for $5, Bendaroos for $1.25 and cookie sheets, tins, cupcake liners, sprinkles, and more for next years’ baking at 75% OFF.

Here are some things to keep an eye out for….

Stocking Stuffers for next year:

  • Slipper Socks, Slippers
  • Activity Books, Small Toys
  • Some Candy (Check the expiration date)
  • Holiday packaged lotions & potions

Gifts (for next year, Valentine’s Day, or birthdays!):

  • Toys *Drugstores have limited space, so theirs will go REALLY low until they’re gone.
  • Gifty Appliances
  • Robes, Pampering Sets
  • Fragrance Sets
  • Craft Projects
  • Gifty Bath Sets/Kid’s Bath Sets
  • Babies 1st Christmas Stuff (for shower gifts next year)
  • Makeup or Hair Barette/Bow Sets

Practical Supplies (That happen to look Christmasy):

  • Cookie/Cupcake pans *Walmart had them for $3.75!
  • Paper Cups, Plates, Napkins (Use red for Valentines Day & Green for St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Vinyl/Plastic Tablecloths (for play-doh mats, rainy-day art projects, etc…)
  • Tape, Scissors, Pencils, Schools Supplies
  • Cute wicker baskets with holiday liners (take out the liners for cheap storage baskets!)
  • Blankets
  • Personal Hygiene Sets (Even better deals can be had with coupons too!)
  • Candles/Air-Fresheners
  • Red/Green Loofahs
  • Underwear/Kids Pajamas
  • Men’s Electric Shavers

And of course, Christmas Decor/Supplies for next year:

  • Lights, Garland, etc…
  • Christmas Cards, Wrapping Paper  (Plain silver/gold can be used for weddings)
  • Special *pricier* ornaments for next year
  • Ribbons, Bows, Fun Little Boxes

Food:

  • Sprinkles, Cupcake Liners
  • Deluxe Nuts Sets
  • Christmas Candy
  • Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
  • Christmas Oreos, Ritz, etc….

I want to encourage you, as everything in town slowly makes its way to the 75% OFF mark, to shop creatively & with a giving heart!  This is a GREAT opportunity to get small items for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, or larger ones for the Angel Tree, Toys for Tots, etc…


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