Warm Air Heats Up Holiday Clearance Ahead of Christmas Day

FatWallet provides five smart shopping tactics to tackle early end of season clearance before it sells out

22 Dec, 2015, 07:00 ET from FatWallet

BELOIT, Wis., Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FatWallet.com, where millions of online deal hunters go to stack deals and coupons with cash back, presents early-bird holiday clearance shoppers with a one-stop resource to compare after Christmas clearance sales this week. Dozens of e-tailers have already launched select End of Season sales online, well ahead of traditional in-store events on the day after Christmas. Leading categories for early price-reductions on winter clothing, warm-wear, holiday decorations and home heating products show discounts of 30-50% at stores like Kmart, Adidas, Finish Line and Cabela's. FatWallet members can elevate savings by adding cash back from more than 1,700 stores this time of year.

"This year's unseasonably warm holiday weather has brought consumers early discounting of cold weather products," said Brent Shelton, FatWallet shopping expert. "Combine that with retail trends to push sales earlier online, pre-Christmas, and you have the perfect storm for savvy shoppers to nab heavily discounted inventory now versus waiting for Christmas weekend in the stores."

Five tips to help shoppers hack holiday clearance for bigger savings:

Stack savings:  Combine clearance pricing with coupon codes, store-wide discounts or free shipping offers. Then add increased rewards utilizing FatWallet's annual Holiday Cash Back Sale which runs through the end of December.

Get a jump:  Stores start tagging items online as clearance the week leading up to Christmas. Holiday decorations, party supplies and household items that were packaged in with holiday branding can be bought for 50-75% off. Scan FatWallet's Coupons and Deals section for a quick list of the hottest deals on the internet each day.

Peer pressure:  FatWallet's Hot Deals forum features thousands of the savviest deal hunters online who share up-to-the-minute insider information on how to make clearance deals better. Members also set topic notifications so they don't miss limited inventory price mark downs that sell out fast this time of year.

Check all weekend: Though many end of season sales have started, the majority of retail clearance events kick off the day after Christmas and can last well into the week leading up to New Year's Eve.

Shop on-the-go: If you can't get to a computer, use smartphone apps to scan through holiday clearance. The FatWallet Cash Back App will allow you to compare clearance deals and get cash back from hundreds of the the most popular stores, where ever you are.

About FatWallet: As the preferred online coupons and cash back shopping resource for millions of smart consumers, FatWallet.com works closely with 1,700+ retailers like eBay, Kohl's, Newegg and Amazon to publish store discounts, coupon codes and Cash Back rewards to its members. The much celebrated FatWallet forums represent the pulse of an evolving online marketplace where smart consumers gather to share and learn. FatWallet has paid more than $58 million in cash back to its members since 2004 and now offers the free FatWallet Express button to help them activate cash back on every purchase, whether shopping on a retail site or searching google for deals.

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