There was a time when the “Sales” in Ireland didn’t begin until the New Year , January 1st – but in the past few years they have gradually been starting earlier and earlier as shopping habits fall in line with the UK.
We also have the late November “Black Friday” sales which seem to last about a week now.
More shops in Ireland are now opening up on St. Stephens Day. This year – 2019 – it looks like this will continue – with many shops opening on Thursday December 26th 2019 and starting their Sales well before New Years Day 2020.
Most of the online shops usually begin their sales before Christmas Day – because the online Christmas shopping ends earlier than in the stores. This year seems to have been a bad one for retailers – so we expect to see even more discounts to try and boost sales.
Believe it or not – Christmas Day itself is actually one of the biggest online shopping days of the year as people have vouchers to spend , time to kill and new gadgets to buy accessories for.
Here is a list of some of the best pre and post- Christmas , Stephen’s Day , Boxing Day and January 2020 sales , online and in stores. .
We will try to update this post with more details as we get them.
Debenhams – The Debenhams Ireland sale usually starts online on Christmas Eve, with as much as 50 per cent off selected items across all departments. The In store sale starts St Stephens Day 26th December.
Dorothy Perkins Sale usually starts online around Dec 18th – with some items at 50% off. In the past it has continued to 30th December.
Marks and Spencer : The M&S Ireland Winter Sale normally starts online on Christmas Day 25th Dec at 4am with as much as 50% Off. In store sale starts 26th December.
Boden Christmas Sale usually begins around 18th Dec with up to 50% off some clothing.
GAP usually start their online sale around Dec 21st with as much as 60% off some items.
Topman The Topman sale will probably start online on Fri 20th Dec with upto 60% off online
Amazon usually have some good “Boxing Day” deals online . Every day from Christmas Eve until December 31st, they usually drop prices on dozens of items from Kindles, laptops and tablets , games and mobile accessories. Tip: Get a free trial of Amazon Prime and get free 2 day delivery to Ireland for 30 days.
BooHoo is an online only shop – and their Winter sale always starts on Dec 24th with as much as 60% off.
John Lewis still have no shop in Ireland – but you can take advantage of their quality products online – with many availalabe for delivery to Ireland for £7.50 per order. The John Lewis Sale usually begins December 25th online.
ASOS The Asos online sale always begins before Christmas , sometimes as early as Dec 22nd with discounts of up to 50 per cent, which will gradually increase to 70% off as the sale progresses. (But don’t wait too long because all the good stuff will go early)
Currys – Usually have some very good discounts online and in stores for their St Stephens day sale – with many items reduced by as much as 50%. Online sale usually starts on 24th or 25th December – but be quick because the best deals sell out fast.
Schuh start their sale usually on 24th December , with up to 45 per cent off styles from the shoe shop’s autumn-winter collections.
JD Sports – Clearance Sale usually starts online around Christmas Eve with some items 70% off
Sports Direct – Will always have some good discounts on sports gear Delivery from €1 to Ireland.
Don’t forget to check our page of Discount Codes for even more savings .