When it comes to Christmas shopping it pays to start early.
Not just because you can spread the cost, but because most retailers have sales on, sometimes months before the big day.
But it can be easy to miss out on the best offers if you don’t know when they are running.
That’s why we’ve been taking a look at the planned and predicted dates for this year’s offers – with the help of Baby Deals UK and MoneySavingCentral, which have both shared details of the expected dates.
The Big Toy Rollback has already started and there are some big savings to be made on brands including Lego, LOL Surprise, Little Tikes, Barbie, Paw Patrol, Fisher Price and more.
See the deals online or visit your local store.
The popular half price sale usually goes live online and in-store around the third week of October – with this year’s predicted date Thursday, October 21.
It usually has a week of Black Friday deals, starting a few days before Black Friday, which would mean offers on from around November 23. Baby Deals UK reckons it could be even earlier, from November 9.
Voucher code events also run online and in-store, offering £10 off every £50 spent, and the next voucher code event is expected to start on Tuesday, September 21.
Check the website here for updates.
The retailer is expected to repeat last year’s half price toy sale, with the start date expected to be Monday, October 11.
There’s likely to be a further sale in November.
The Sainsbury’s up to half price toy sale is always a popular one and this year it’s expected from around October 13 to 20.
Keep your eyes peeled on the website here.
There are expected to be a number of toy offers from Argos this year, starting earlier than usual, from the end of October.
The retailer holds one special toy event in time for Christmas as part of its Specialbuy deals.
Predicted dates for this year’s are online from October 24 and in stores from October 28.
There are various toy sales at Tesco throughout the year – usually a main one late March/early April and then again early in October, with an ‘occasional December sale thrown in to get rid of stock if needed’ says MoneySavingCentral.