Your Boxing Day survival guide has arrived! Hit the stores or shop online, but leave all the unwanted stress behind. Here are our best tips to make your Boxing Day a successful one.

Boxing Day is a fantastic opportunity to hit the storefronts and purchase any gifts Santa forgot to leave under your tree! Whether it be tech, toys, or appliances, there are plenty of great deals to find on many popular items.

While the event can seem overwhelming, our Boxing Day Survival Guide will ensure you are efficient, productive, and nothing gets left behind. With a few helpful tips, we’ll get you back home in time to polish off the leftover turkey and wash it all down with a well-deserved glass of eggnog.

Boxing Day Survival Guide

  1. Make a plan
  2. Shopping preparations
  3. Travel
  4. Make yourself comfortable
  5. Walmart Canada gift card redemption

Make a plan

Make-a-planThe most important tip for a successful Boxing Day is to have a plan. The last thing you want is to kick your feet up after shopping, only to realize you forgot to grab that product you’ve been keeping an eye on. Start crafting a list now! If someone happens to gift an item to you—simply scratch it off your list.

Next, look at current prices for the items on your shortlist so you can get a sense of how much to budget for. Start thinking about whether or not you would prefer to shop online, or head into the stores.

It’s worth noting that some deals extend throughout the entire Boxing Week. If available, take a look at the product details ahead of time.


Shopping preparations

Shopping-preparationsIf you decide to remain in the comfort of your own home make sure you have your laptop, desktop or tablet handy. Some deals have already started on the Boxing Week page. For more Boxing Week details check the Walmart Canada flyer. To stay up and catch those deals before they all sell out, brew yourself a nice pot of coffee and settle in somewhere comfortable. Have your list nearby and all your payment options handy so you can fill your cart online, pay, and catch some Zs—quick and easy. Oh, and to expedite your checkout process, I recommend creating your account on now if you haven’t already done so.

Perhaps you have decided to venture out to your local Walmart store on Boxing Day morning. This is where your plan once again is a lifesaver. With all the crowds and busyness around you, knowing which departments you want to visit will take a lot of weight off your shoulders. Knowing which brands and models you’re looking for will save you a lot of time during the day.

On the flip side, if your plan is to visit the Walmart store with friends or family members, it’s best to stick to smaller groups. The larger the group size, the more chance of people getting separated. Coordinate this ahead of time to help put your mind at ease.



TravelGetting to your destination may take more time than usual—Boxing Day is extremely busy after all. If you are driving, plan to go early to find a good parking space. If you live close by, walk or take transit to avoid the traffic congestion.

Parking lots fill up very quickly. If you need to drive and are meeting family or friends, carpooling is a good option. Not only does that make parking easier, but it will also keep everyone together as you head into the store as a group.




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Make yourself comfortable

Make-yourself-comfortableEating a meal before heading out is essential (balanced breakfast and all). The last thing you want is to split off from the group and face a lineup at the food court while you’re getting hungry. Take some time to make a hearty breakfast. Grab a couple of water bottles and bring a snack, your stomach will thank you later!

Dressing comfortably is just as essential. If you drove, considering leaving your coat in your car to avoid getting hot while inside shopping. If you want to lineup outside the store before opening hours, dress for the cold weather.

It is equally important to make other people feel comfortable too. While the excitement and commotion can sometimes get the best of you, try to remain calm and patient. Everybody is in store for the same reason—shopping! Keep it respectful and that way, it’ll be fun for everybody.


Walmart Canada gift card redemption

Walmart-Canada-gift-card-redemptionOver the holidays, you may have received a physical or digital Walmart Canada gift card. Redeeming gift cards during Boxing Day is just as simple as breaking out the credit card. If you are in store, you can hand off the gift cards to the cashier, and they will take it from there.

If you are shopping online on, before purchasing your shopping cart, you can select the option to pay through your physical or e-gift card. Simply enter in gift card number and PIN, and away you go! Walmart gift cards do not expire, so may choose to hold on to them until you find that perfect item.

Between cooking for the holiday season, travelling to see family, Boxing Day stress is the last thing that should be on your mind. We hope that with Walmart Canada’s Survival Guide, you can find the best deals and thoroughly enjoy the holidays!


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