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.

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