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Boxing Day Sales 2020 | All the deals in one place

New Zealand's most sought-after shopping day is Boxing Day with incredible sales that are worth waiting all year round for.

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Boxing Day sales have always been a popular pastime for Kiwis wanting to spend their Christmas vouchers and stock up on gear for the summer. Whether you’re looking to save money on fashion, technology, homewares, computers, TVs or something else, Boxing Day is one of the best times to grab a bargain.

To get the most out of shopping on one of the busiest retail days of the year, use our guide for information, shopping tips and discovering the best Boxing day sales in New Zealand for 2020. We’re expecting to see awesome discounts from retailers like Harvey Norman, Rebel Sport, Dick Smith, TheMarket, Platypus and more. We’ll be updating you with the latest details as soon as we have them, so bookmark this page for easy reference as the day draws near.

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Boxing Day sales NZ 2020:

The Market The Market

$50 off when you spend over $500

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Adairs Adairs

40% off the bestsellers + extra 5% off on Linen

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The Market The Market

$30 off when you spend over $300

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Norton Norton

60% off Norton AntiVirus Plus (1 PC, 1 Year)

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Glassons Glassons

Swim Separates 2 for $30

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Adairs Adairs

40% off home fragrance

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Amazon Amazon

30% off Memory foam pillows by Sleepsia

Zaful Zaful

Buy 2, get 1 free

The Book Depository The Book Depository

Up to 50% off bestsellers

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HelloFresh HelloFresh

$90 off your first four HelloFresh Boxes

PatPat PatPat

Up to 70% off summer clearance

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Glassons Glassons

20% off sale

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Adairs Adairs

20% off selected new arrivals

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Eco Warehouse Eco Warehouse

10% off organic cleaning spray

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Hallenstein Brothers Hallenstein Brothers

Up to 70% off sale

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Catch Catch

Christmas Novelty fun & games under $8

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HealthPost HealthPost

20% off Amazonia

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Onceit Onceit

Further 10% off Ashley & Co.

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Clearly Clearly

Up to 70% off discount glasses

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ECHT ECHT

20% off at checkout

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Fishpond Fishpond

Up to 40% off selected poetry books

Hello Molly Hello Molly

Up to 50% off sale items

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ParlourX ParlourX

Up to 50% off sale

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The Book Depository The Book Depository

Up to 33% off selected Fantasy books for kids

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ASOS ASOS

Up to 60% off coats, jumpers and more

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Zaful Zaful

Buy 3, get 20% off menswear

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PatPat PatPat

Up to 80% off sale

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Glassons Glassons

Fresh prints swim 2 for $30

Adairs Adairs

20% off duvet covers, cushions and throws

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Amazon Amazon

Up to 11% off GoPro HERO9

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Eco Warehouse Eco Warehouse

Up to 10% off Kanuka hand sanitiser

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HealthPost HealthPost

Up to 50% off sale

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Onceit Onceit

Up to 60% off Marle

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Clearly Clearly

Up to 80% off frames + 40% off lenses

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Zaful Zaful

Up to 60% off

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Wild Secrets Wild Secrets

$100 off orders over $300

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Ivacy VPN Ivacy VPN

Up to 90% off sale

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Sunglass Hut Sunglass Hut

$50 off polarised sunglasses + FREE shipping

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PatPat PatPat

10% off your first order

Amazon Amazon

Up to 30% off Samsung unlocked phones

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Catch Catch

Extra 15% off selected kitchen appliance

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Onceit Onceit

Up to 62% off Toms shoes

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HealthPost HealthPost

35% off Blackmores

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Wild Secrets Wild Secrets

Up to 60% off sale

What is Boxing Day?

Boxing Day is on 26th December each year, the day after Christmas Day.

When all is said and done, Boxing Day is basically an extra day off to spend with your family and friends. It’s a chance to visit another side of the family you didn’t get time to see on Christmas Day and put your appetite to the test by ploughing through those leftovers.

But these days we also celebrate Boxing Day in other ways including going to the races, watching a cricket test match, and of course – bargain hunting.


What are Boxing Day sales?

Major stores drop their prices in the Boxing Day sales to clear stock before the new year. We like to think of it as the day you give a gift to yourself! Alongside Black Friday, it is one of the most popular shopping days of the year – but sales can start as early as Christmas Eve and extend through until after New Year.

Discounts can range anywhere from 25% to 80% off during a Boxing Day sale, which is why shoppers find it worth waiting for. You can pick up summer clothing, footwear and outdoor gear for less than you would have paid before Christmas, which is ideal since many Kiwis head to the beach in January and February.


Why is it called Boxing Day?

Competing speculations about where Boxing Day got its name are many. The prevailing theory is that Boxing Day quite literally refers to “Christmas boxes”, another word for presents. The idea is that domestic workers and servants who worked on Christmas Day had the next day off to celebrate, and would give and receive boxed gifts for the occasion.


Are shops open on Boxing Day?

Even though it’s a public holiday, most stores keep their doors open and their prices down on Boxing Day and wait for the crowds to come. Many retailers start their sales online as early as Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, so you can start shopping in between present giving and family meals.


Which stores have Boxing Day sales?

There are numerous stores that hold Boxing Day sales each year, some of which you can find below:


    When do Boxing Day sales end?

    It really varies from store to store. Some shops will keep on reducing the price of their old stock until it’s all gone, while others will keep the sales to a strict deadline.

    In many cases, Boxing Day sales are available from 26 December until the first week of January. But that doesn’t mean you should take your time sorting out what you want to buy. As mentioned, these sales are generally for clearing out stock, so once an item is sold out, you’re likely to have missed out for good.


    How much can you save by shopping on Boxing Day?

    In previous years we’ve seen discounts of up to 80% off all kinds of items on Boxing Day including electronics, clothing and beauty products. While nothing is guaranteed, we’re expecting large discounts again in 2020.


    Boxing Day sales NZ – are they worth it?

    Despite the massive savings you get from Boxing Day sales, there is still one negative side – the crowds. Boxing Day sales are usually associated with chaos and no carparks, so why put yourself through that pain again this year?

    The majority of retailers offer their Boxing Day sales online with the same items at the same prices, and will even offer more choice in terms of sizing and colours. By shopping online, there’s no need to wake up early to head to the mall and wander around from shop to shop. Simply check back to this page for the latest deals and place an order without even needing to get out of bed.

    Your favourite retailers might even offer free shipping which is an even better incentive to let your fingers do the walking on this popular sale day.


    Tips on getting the best bargains this Boxing Day

    Getting the most out of the Boxing Day sales is no easy task, so here are a few quick tips to help you shop smart this year.

    • Set a budget. It’s super easy to overspend at a sale. When you see sale signs advertising huge discounts you tend to buy more than you need because you think you are saving money. What you don’t realise is the savings often don’t equate to the amount you’re spending. Set a budget for the day and stick to it so you don’t wake up the next day with an all-too-familiar “sales hangover”.
    • Do your research. Another common mistake at Boxing Day sales is people going shopping with little preparation. Boxing Day sales only come once a year and shouldn’t be treated like a normal shopping day. Have a look and see which stores are having sales and which products they will be discounting. Many stores advertise huge Boxing Day savings in advance, but only have specific products included.
    • Know when the sales start and finish. Online and physical stores will have different sales with different start and end times. If you want to do your shopping in person, check when the shops open to make sure you get there in plenty of time. Online stores generally start their sales earlier in the morning so check times to make sure you get the best deals first. Most people aren’t aware that some online stores even start their sales before Christmas, so you might be able to grab a bargain when you’ve got some downtime on Christmas Day.
    • Focus on the right products. Whether you are shopping online or battling the Boxing Day crowds, sales can be overwhelming. Don’t let yourself be inundated by deals when the sale starts— know what you want to buy and go straight for those products. Focus on those items that you missed out on at Christmas, for example, if you got a lot of clothes and beauty products then maybe you should look for jewellery or furniture.

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