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12/24/2013 06:09 EST

How To Survive Boxing Day

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Before you set your alarm clock for a long day of shopping on Boxing Day, remember to have your basics in order.

Grab a pair of comfy shoes, take a water bottle and of course go with a plan before doling out your cash. If you're planning on staying at home and shopping from your couch, make sure you have a list of stores you want to hit before wasting your time browsing each one.

To help you, we've collected some of our favourite tips to keep your cool during this day of shopping madness. And if you want to do your homework early, here are this year's biggest Boxing Day deals.

  • You May Already Be Overwhelmed With All Your Fabulous Holiday Gifts
    You May Already Be Overwhelmed With All Your Fabulous Holiday Gifts
    So many boxes
  • But Sometimes, Those Flashy Red Deals Can Change A Person
    But Sometimes, Those Flashy Red Deals Can Change A Person
  • And Suddenly, You Have Cash To Spend
    And Suddenly, You Have Cash To Spend
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    Make it rain on those deals
  • But Before You Enter That Boxing Day Combat Zone, Here Are Some Tips To Remember
    But Before You Enter That Boxing Day Combat Zone, Here Are Some Tips To Remember
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    Keep your cool
  • Know What You Want Before Going Into The Store
    Know What You Want Before Going Into The Store
  • Avoid Any Stores With Crowds Like This
    Avoid Any Stores With Crowds Like This
  • Go With Others And Split Up Departments
    Go With Others And Split Up Departments
    Think of a plan before you hit the mall
  • But Also Be Confident And Don't Rely On Others To Always Find Things For You
    But Also Be Confident And Don't Rely On Others To Always Find Things For You
  • Think About What's In Next Season Before Spending Your Money
    Think About What's In Next Season Before Spending Your Money
    You really don't need neon bracelets
  • Don't Take Too Long To Make Decisions
    Don't Take Too Long To Make Decisions
    Because we can't share
  • Buy Things You NEED
    Buy Things You NEED
    Like a winter coat or good boots
  • And Always Watch Out For Stains And Holes
    And Always Watch Out For Stains And Holes
    Nothing else feels worse when you get home
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes
    Wear Comfortable Shoes
    We suggest sneakers, not these
  • And Remember, Water Is Your Friend
    And Remember, Water Is Your Friend
    You''ll look so fresh
  • Also, You Can Find Most Of Deals Online
    Also, You Can Find Most Of Deals Online
    And shop from your bed
  • And Lastly, Have A Good Reason For Waking Up At 6 a.m. To Shop
    And Lastly, Have A Good Reason For Waking Up At 6 a.m. To Shop

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