Boxing Day to be bigger than last minute Christmas rush
SHOPS and department stores across the Fraser Coast will have hoards of shoppers visit to nab last minute gifts for Christmas day.
With extended Christmas trading hours across stores which include those at Stockland, it is anticipated more than 86% of Queenslanders will participate in the "last minute rush".
But the biggest shopping day is tipped to be the day after Christmas, Boxing Day.
Sales this Saturday are expected to be more than 4% greater than Boxing Day sales last year across the nation.
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ARA executive director Russell Zimmerman said Australian's loved a bargain.
"Pre-Christmas 2015 saw record sales at retail stores, and we're expecting to see a very similar growth story play out in the post-Christmas sales," he said.
"A rush of bargain hunters will be out in force on Boxing Day, with December 26 one of the biggest shopping days of the year across the country.
"Boxing Day heralds the opening of the post-Christmas sales period and is traditionally when the biggest savings can be made."