BOOTS has launched its Boxing Day and clearance sale with up to 60% off for beauty products and gifts.
The discounts include brands like Oral-B, Emporio Armani, Clarins, L’Oreal, Gillette and more.
The pharmacy chain first started slashing prices from Christmas Eve.
Online shoppers will need to take into account the delivery costs which will eat into any savings made.
Boots charges between £3.50 and £5.50 for the service depending on when you want it to arrive.
The Boxing Day discounts will then be available in stores from December 27, when most branches reopen.
The opening times will vary from store to store so check your local branch's hours before you go.
If you’d rather pick up your online order in store, you can pay £1.50 for click and collect on purchases over £20.
How to compare prices to get the best deal
JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.
There are plenty of comparison websites out there that'll check prices for you – so don't be left paying more than you have to.
Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.
Here are some that we recommend:
- Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
- Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
- Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
- CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.
But before you part with your cash, always compare the deal with elsewhere as lots of retailers will be slashing prices after Christmas.
Here are our top picks from the Boots Boxing Day sale.
Clarins Double Serum 50ml Collection
- Was: £78.00. Now: £58.50. Save: £19.50 (25%) – Buy now
This anti-ageing skincare collection has been slashed by 24% and contains a full size double serum (50ml), a beauty flash balm (15ml) and natural lip perfector 01 rose shimmer (5ml).
Individually, the double serum alone costs £78 at Boots, while the flash balm and lip perfector usually come in 50ml and 12ml respectively so we don’t have an exact price for the sizes which come in the giftset.
But according to Boots, the products in the gift set add up to more than £95, so you already saved £17 before it was even reduced.
In the sale, you will save £19.50 and so a total of £36.50 on the true value of the Clarins products.
It's difficult to tell whether you would get a better price on these cars if you bought them elsewhere. But the boots deal on the gift set was the best deal that we could find.
But for a slightly different option from Clarins, John Lewis is selling the Super Restorative Collection Skincare set for £50.25 reduced from £75 – for £8.25 less.
Gillette Fusion5 Proglide Styler Razor
- Was: £21. Now: £14. Save: £7 (30%) – Buy now
This Gillette razor, which offers you three exchangeable combs, has been reduced by 30% at Boots.
You can save at least £7 on this razor but the pharmacy is also selling a whole range of shaving options at reduced prices.
This was one of the best deals we could find but Superdrug is also selling the razor with a £7 reduction.
At the pharmacy, the razor has been discounted to £13.99 from £20.99 so you can save 1p more compared to Boots.
Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men Eau de Toilette
- Was: £63. Now: £29.99 Save: £33.01 (52%) – Buy now
Boots has slashed the prices on a whole range of designer fragrances including Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men Eau de Toilette 75ml.
The perfume is now selling for a whopping 52% cheaper and you will save £33.01 if you buy it in the sale.
The Boots sale price for the fragrance was the best deal we could find.
The next best deal was £39.96 at Fragrance Direct, also reduced from £63.
Oral-B GENIUS 9000 Rose Gold Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun
- Was: £300. Now: £100 Save: £200 (60%) – Buy now
This award-winning toothbrush is now a massive £200 cheaper in the Boots Boxing day sale.
It has been reduced from £300 to £100 which means you save 60% on the purchase.
Looking elsewhere, several retailers including Selfridges are selling the toothbrush for £100.
But Argos is selling it for £99.99 reduced from £105, so you can save 1p compared to Boots.
MAC Firelit Kit: Champagne
- Was: £35. Now: £23.33 Save: £11.67 (33%) – Buy now
This limited-edition Christmas set includes a fire-work embossed Extra Dimension Skinfinish in champagne shade, and a 143S brush that comes in an on-the-go pouch.
You can save an extra £11.67 if you buy the set in the Boots sale after the price was reduced to £23.33.
This is by far the best deal we found with several stores including MAC and Selfridges, selling similar skinfinish colours for £27 without the brush.
Look Fantastic is still selling the festive set for £35 but with free delivery so even if you pay £5.50 delivery with Boots you save £6.17.
L'Oreal Elvive Dream Lengths Long Hair Mask 300ml
- Was: £6. Now: £3 Save: £3 (50%) – Buy now
This L'Oreal hair mask helps rescue locks that feel damaged.
It contains a cocktail of Keratin, Vitamins and Castor Oil.
However, you can get it ever so slightly cheaper at £2.97 from Superdrug with free click and collect.
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