10 Tips for Shopping the After-Christmas Sales

lady opening a present - after christmas sales
lady opening a present - after christmas sales

The presents are unwrapped and the holiday finally in the rear view mirror, but there's still more deals to be had. If you're a savvy shopper, right after Christmas presents one of the best opportunities to save all year. Take advantage of the sales with a few good tips.

1. Be Organized. I like to take stock of what I have and what I've gotten for the holidays, compared to what I need. This year, I've found myself wishing for a simple black cashmere cardigan on several occasions. Santa neglected to bring one, so it goes on the list.

2. Read the Newspaper. It may seem old fashioned but there are coupons inside and stores put a lot of effort into sales circulars. Retailers want early business -- they're hoping to snap all your dollars before you run out or burn out on shopping -- and just like Black Friday, there are discounts for early birds.