9 Great Post-Christmas Sales

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NEW YORK (MainStreet) – With Christmas in the rear-view mirror, the after-Christmas shopping season is in full swing. Deal hunters turned out to the stores and malls Sunday despite a blizzard that buried the East Coast, and it’s still possible to save on many commonly-discounted post-Christmas items

If you have gift cards you want to redeem – or just want to find some deals – here are a few of the stores and major retailers offering big end-of-year clearance sales.

Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is discounting nearly 1,300 items on its website, with many items also available in stores. Big discounts include this women’s belted coat for $28 (marked down from $40), plus home items like this 10-piece cookware set for $199 (marked down from $249).

Kohl’s

From now until Jan. 2, Kohl’s is having its “After Christmas Blitz & Clearance,” which is apparently supposed to sound like “Blitzen” when you say it out loud. While we’re not sure why the retailer would name its sale after one of the lesser-known reindeer, you can get up to 70% off select apparel and home goods. There are also two-day specials available through Monday, and you can get 15% off your entire online purchase through Tuesday with the coupon code HOHOHO15

Target

Take 30%-60% off clearance items at Target. Included in the sale are toys like Monopoly Family Edition for just $4.88 (marked down from $13.99), Christmas decorations like this 225-piece tree decorating kit for $34.65 (marked down from $99), and summer clearance items for those who really like to plan ahead.

JC Penney

Clearance items at JC Penney run the gamut from apparel to toys to furniture, and the retailer has men’s sweaters starting as low as $9.99. SlickDeals.net points to the coupon codes ITSOVER and CLEARANCE, which both allow you to take $10 off any purchase of $25 or more.

Amazon.com

It’s not just the brick-and-mortar retailers offering year-end discounts. Amazon has oodles of year-end deals, including this Citizen’s Eco-Drive watch for $129 (marked down from $215), the complete first season of HBO’s True Blood for $19.99 (originally $59.99) and this 40-inch Toshiba TV for $503.54 (originally $849.99).


American Eagle

The retailer is taking up to 60% off select men’s and women’s items. It’s also advertising that all jeans are on sale, though in many cases you’re only getting $5 off. Finally, DealNews.com points to this coupon for $10 off purchases of $35 or more in-store.

Best Buy

Best Buy’s after-Christmas sale only lasts through the end of the day Monday, so you’ll have to hurry. Sale items include this Garmin nuvi GPS system for $79.99 (a $90 discount), an Insignia digital photo frame with iPod dock for $49.99 (a $100 discount) and select DVDs and Blu-ray discs for as low as $9.99.

Barnes & Noble

The After Holiday Sale at Barnes & Noble isn’t limited to books – you can also get calendars for 50% off, as well as big discounts on CDs and DVDs.

Toys R Us

In case you didn’t already get your kids enough toys for Christmas, Toys R Us is holding an “After-Christmas Clearance Blowout” with discounts up to 60%. The sale is in stores and online, and includes such items as The Simpsons Monopoly game for $9.98 (marked down from $29.98) and this Millennium Falcon model for $139.99 (marked down from $169.99).

If you don’t see your favorite store listed here, don’t despair – almost every retailer is holding a clearance sale this time of year as the industry seeks to clear stock by the end of the year. Check out your favorite retailer’s website and local ad to see what kind of discounts it’s offering. And for a better sense for what kinds of items tend to be discounted this time of year, check out our roundup of the best stuff to buy after Christmas.

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