December 24, 2009 09:05 ET Shows Consumers How to Take Advantage of After Christmas Sales

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - December 24, 2009) - While some may view the day after Christmas as a chance to relax and recover, savvy consumers know that some of the best retail deals of the year can be found beginning Dec. 26. The team at created the Holiday Savings Center this season to help consumers get the most out of their holiday shopping budgets. For those ready to close the year with after-Christmas deals, recommends the following tips:

-- Shop in your pajamas!: Stores are certain to be crowded the day after Christmas as many people return to retailers to exchange gifts. Smart consumers can avoid the crowds, still find the best day after Christmas offers and probably find more selection by shopping online. features the best after-Christmas deals and consumers can use My Offers Locker to have offers from their favorite retailers at their fingertips.

-- Check the fine print: Many retailers use after Christmas clearance sales to clear out inventory before the end of the calendar year, and that may mean special return policies are in place. Consumers should be aware of return policies before buying and keep track of their receipts. They should also keep an eye out for free shipping offers, which are more popular than ever and can help them stretch your shopping budget even further.

-- Christmas 2010 comes early: Retailers will offer the deepest discounts on Christmas themed merchandise including greeting cards, wrapping paper and decorations. Consumers can find significant savings on these items and buy them now for Christmas 2010. Checking this year's shopping list and budget will help them plan what they need to buy for next year.

-- It's not too early to use gift cards: Gift cards have become an increasingly popular Christmas gift item and they can be used anytime. But most cards have expiration policies and/or lose their value over time? Consumers who plan to shop the day after Christmas may want to put any gift cards they received to good use right away.

-- Get offers! Consumers -- especially this year -- should not click "buy now" without a coupon or discount code at the ready. Sites like collect the best deals from thousands of merchants, putting the latest coupons, promotions, freebies and more right at their fingertips. And they can be sure everything on the site is current and valid because it's checked daily by editors who also post helpful, money-saving tips on the site's blog. Consumers can still find great Christmas deals online at

Happy savings!

About saves consumers time and money by helping them find the best offers from more than 1,800 online stores and companies. Offers are organized by travel and service companies, and retail stores. The site has more than 11,000 of the best offers, including promotions, coupons and coupon codes, clearance items, free trials and free offers.

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