The Boots clearance sale is one of the most anticipated sales of January, with a bunch of products nobody wanted before Christmas or during the 3-4 weeks they’ve been reduced in January that are reduced to clear but still sitting on the shelves but when will it start?
NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHEN IT WILL START! But we’re getting very close, Louise has spotted the signage is now in place (see Tweet below)… Could it be Saturday 26th? Or maybe Monday 28th? Wednesday 30th? or Friday, Feb 1st? Keep an eye on the online sale to see what might be included (although most stock is reduced to clear in-store only) at the moment we’re thinking it most likely will start the first week of Feb but that’s a complete guess (just like everyone else).
Further clues that the #Boots further reductions are imminent. Every shelf now has a 70% price guide poster behind the 50% one, ready for the big reveal once they stop fannying about. Stay strong people, they have to stop playing chicken eventually! #Liverpool pic.twitter.com/OdVPJKNG9C
— Prawn Cufflinks (Louise) 🏴 (@PrawnCufflinks) January 23, 2019
When has it happened previously?
Friday, January 19 2018
Friday, January 20th 2017
Wednesday 15th January 2016
Prior to 2016 normally 3rd Wednesday in January
But is it really that good?
It’s pretty decent but it’s not as big a discount as many think, remember the products that are reduced to 70% off normally were on a buy 2 get 1 free promotion before Christmas, so something that had a list price of £50 (was actually £33.50 after this discount) so when it eventually drops closer to £15, it’s actually closer to 55% off not 70%!
Why the delay?
It seems some staff have alluded to the fact they have too much stock left over, presumably due to more and more people knowing about the ‘70% off’ sale
People are still losing their **** over it though
@BootsUK lots of unhappy customers in-store today. No 70% sale and when asked the management were extremely rude & unhelpful. I think you've just lost a lot of customers
— Katie Prowse (@HerRoyalTrog) January 18, 2019
— BlackCatScrapbooking (@Bcatscrapbookin) January 18, 2019
I give up on this year's 70% sale @BootsUK they've milked it for all the free publicity they can get as a consumer my patience has ended I'm voting with my feet and shopping elsewhere #BootsSaleDisaster
— ♡Christine Walker♥ (@ChristineWalke1) January 25, 2019
@BootsUK you have a lot of disappointment customers today and a lot of your poor staff suffering abuse as a result of online media wrongly predicting the 70% sale today. Perhaps if you informed loyal customers of the actual date in advance then this would not happen
— Eva (Bizzimummy) (@bizzimummyUK) January 18, 2019
Hi @BootsUK makes no sense sticking to 50 percent sale when tons of Christmas items still on shelves! Would you rather throw them away than discount further?
— That Girl (@Poachine) January 19, 2019