1. Wear comfortable, easy-to-change clothes
If you're shopping for clothes on Boxing Day, be sure to wear something comfortable that can be easily slipped on and off in the changeroom – think a maxi dress with slides.
2. Make a list
It might seem obvious, but if you plan on wandering aimlessly on Boxing Day, you're likely to spend money you don't have on things you don't need. Make a list of the things you truly need (kids' school shoes) and another for things you just want (that cute floral skirt). If you manage to tick off your need list, you may move onto the want list!
3. Set a budget
This is so important! Before you go shopping, figure out how much you have to spend including your own bank account, plus any money you received for Christmas.
4. Plan your shop
Yes – another list! Plan out the stores you want to visit, and if you're really serious, the quickest route.
5. Sign up to e-newsletters and check social media
This is where most stores will reveal their Boxing Day sales, so check these on Christmas night or Boxing Day morning to find out where you can get the best deals.
6. Visit westfield.com.au
If you have any spare time up your sleeve on Christmas night (after counting all your gifted money!), jump online and visit westfield.com.au to see what products your favourite stores have in and how much they are. westfield.com.au is also handy to check your local centre's opening hours, special offers and events.
7. Check the return policy
No time to try on or figure out if you reeeeally want that purple handbag? Ask for the Boxing Day returns policy in-store so you can be sure you won't be wasting your money.
8. Shop online!
Can't bear the thought of hitting the shops on D-Day? Shop online! westfield.com.au combines products and sales from thousands of your favourite stores that mirror those in store, so you can be sure you're getting the same deals (from the comfort of your new Peter Alexander PJs).