There was a time when the “Sales” in Ireland didn’t begin until the New Year , January 1st – but they have gradually been starting earlier and earlier as shopping habits in Ireland fall in line with the UK.
The more recent “tradition” of Black Friday that was imported from the USA is another big day for special offers . This year, the date of Black Friday is November 27th – but we expect many online retailers to bring their Black Friday discounts forwards this year.
With more people shopping online because of Covid-19 , early Christmas shopping is being encouraged to avoid delivery delays nearer Christmas .
In a normal year, many shops would be opening on Saturday December 26th 2020 and expecting big crowds. This year will be different – but we expect many shops to be starting their sales well before New Years Day 2021.
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 has been a bad one for many 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 Christmas , Stephen’s Day , Boxing Day and January 2021 sales , online and in stores. .
We will try to update this post with more details as we get them.
Littlewoods Ireland will have some special offers in the run up to Christmas. Littlewoods sell a wide range of products – womenswear, menswear, kidswear, footwear and lingerie as well as homewares, electricals, appliances, entertainment, sport and leisure, furniture, toys, gifts, jewellery.
Amazon is expected to have their usual Black Friday deals around 25th to 29th November. Amazon UK usually has 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.
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Currys – Usually have some very good discounts online and in stores for Black Friday week and their St Stephens day sale – with many items reduced by as much as 50%. Black Friday week will probably begin around November 23rd 2020. The Currys Christmas online sale usually starts on 24th or 25th December – but be quick because the best deals sell out fast.
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
BooHoo is an online only shop – and their Winter sale always starts on Dec 24th with as much as 60% off.
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)
JD Sports – Clearance Sale usually starts online around Christmas Eve with some items 70% off
Don’t forget to check our page of Discount Codes for even more savings.