Boxing Day is now officially here, bringing with it one last opportunity for you to find a bargain before we say goodbye to 2022.
So far, we're noticing that lots of the best deals are coming from Amazon Australia's Boxing Day sale (opens in new tab). Do note that all prices listed on Amazon AU are in AUD, but we've seen plenty that are still cheaper than what you'd pay locally, and some come with free shipping to New Zealand too.
While you won't have your new possessions in your hands before Christmas, you'll still be able to treat yourself before the New Year rolls around. Some retailers will keep Boxing Day deals going on into January 2023, but stock may be limited so consider grabbing the deals you want as soon as you spot them.
Boxing Day 2022: top retailers
Where to shop during Boxing Day sales
- Amazon Australia: massive range of tech, toys, gaming and small appliances (opens in new tab)
- Andoo: shop for small and large kitchen appliances, coffee machines and more (opens in new tab)
- Apple NZ: typically doesn’t discount it’s own items, but worth keeping an eye on (opens in new tab)
- Catch NZ: save on small appliances, toys and more
- Dell NZ: discounts of up to 28% on selected Dell laptops (opens in new tab)
- Harvey Norman NZ: deals on TVs, Bluetooth speakers, fitness trackers and more (opens in new tab)
- JB Hi-Fi NZ: shop for laptops, TVs, soundbars and smartphones (opens in new tab)
- Lenovo NZ: save up to 36% on Lenovo laptops (opens in new tab)
- Lovehoney NZ: get up to 50% off selected items (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft NZ: get up to 10% off Surface devices, and AU$100 off Xbox Series S (opens in new tab)
- Mighty Ape NZ: Boxing Day deals on gaming, Lego sets, tech and more (opens in new tab)
- Mobile Station: shop for smartphones, tablets and cameras (opens in new tab)
- Noel Leeming: deals on laptops, phones, smartwatches and more (opens in new tab)
- Norton Antivirus: save up to NZ$90 on Norton antivirus plans (opens in new tab)
- NZgameshop: discounts on games for PS5, PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch (opens in new tab)
- PB Tech: save on PC components, laptops, headphones and much more (opens in new tab)
- Razer NZ: watch for discounts on keyboards, mice and gaming headsets (opens in new tab)
- Samsung NZ: look for deals on Samsung phones, smartwatches, earbuds and TVs (opens in new tab)
- Secretlab NZ: save up to NZ$185 on Secretlab gaming chairs (opens in new tab)
- Shaver Shop: up to 70% off oral care and grooming products (opens in new tab)
- TheMarket: Boxing Day sale now on + extra 5% off selected items with code BXD5 (opens in new tab)
- Wiggle NZ: look for deals on Garmin watches and massage guns (opens in new tab)
Best Boxing Day sales in 2022
Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + three months Switch Online |
AU$469.95 AU$399 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$70.95)
In this bundle, not only will you get the Nintendo Switch console, but there's also a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 plus a bonus three-month subscription to Switch Online. While it doesn't pack the 7-inch OLED screen of the newer consoles, you'll still get the versatile handheld/home console experience thanks to this one's 6.2-inch display and included dock.
Xbox Series S |
AU$499 AU$399 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$100)
Want to enjoy latest-gen gaming on a budget? The Xbox Series S offers you that chance, and while you won't get the beefy specs of the Xbox Series X, this console will still allow you to play the best and latest games. There's no disc drive, so you are limited to digital titles, but when paired with a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, the Xbox Series S really goes the distance, especially on sale for only AU$399.
Xbox Series X/S wireless controller |
AU$89.95 AU$69 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$20.95)
If you're looking to add an additional player to your games at home, there's currently a saving on the Xbox Series X/S wireless controller. Save AU$20 on either the white (opens in new tab), black (opens in new tab), blue (opens in new tab), red (opens in new tab) or neon green (opens in new tab) versions of this controller that also offer a textured grip and PC compatibility.
PS5 DualSense wireless controller |
from AU$109.95 from AU$69 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$50.95)
If you're after a new controller for your PS5, now's a great chance to pick up a bargain. Starting from AU$69, Amazon has deals across the black (opens in new tab), white (opens in new tab), light blue (opens in new tab), purple (opens in new tab), pink (opens in new tab) and grey camouflage (opens in new tab) options for the PS5 DualSense wireless controller.
Horizon Forbidden West (PS5) |
AU$124.95 AU$39 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$85.95)
Explore a futuristic yet primitive Earth as Aloy for only AU$39. Offered at this price for the PS5, Horizon Forbidden West features a captivating character-led story and some eye-catching landscapes that make this a fantastic deal if you've been waiting to snatch up this sequel to the fantastic 2017 game, Horizon Zero Dawn.
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020) | M1 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD |
NZ$2,399 NZ$2,099 on PB Tech (opens in new tab) (save NZ$300)
This version of the MacBook Pro came out in 2020, and it was the first to feature Apple’s own silicon, in this case the M1 chip. It delivers a big leap in performance over the previous Intel processors, and battery life is fantastic. The model with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is now on sale at PB Tech, with NZ$300 off for Boxing Day.
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2020) | M1 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD |
NZ$1,699 NZ$1,558 on PB Tech (opens in new tab) (save NZ$141)
While this isn’t a huge discount on the 2020 MacBook Air, it’s worth checking out if you’re in the market to buy. It was the first MacBook Air to be equipped with Apple’s M1 processor, which provides great performance and better battery life than was available on MacBooks previously. Apple’s newer MacBooks now come with the M2 processor, but you’ll be looking at NZ$1,915 for one of these models.
Apple MacBook Air (2022) | M2 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD |
NZ$2,149 NZ$1,915 on PB Tech (opens in new tab) (save NZ$234)
PB Tech is offering 10% off 2022’s MacBook Air, which admittedly isn’t much, but it’s the standard discount for MacBooks and we don’t anticipate seeing much better during Boxing Day sales. It’s outfitted with the latest M2 silicon, so as usual you can expect very good performance and a long battery life. Discount is available on all colours including grey (opens in new tab), silver (opens in new tab), gold (opens in new tab) and black (opens in new tab).
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook |
AU$539 AU$277 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$262)
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is among our top recommendations for the best student laptops in New Zealand, and it’s now available for AU$277. This makes it only AU$10 above the lowest price we've seen for it yet, which is very handy ahead of a return to school or work in the new year. The Chromebook has a 10.1-inch display that’s decently vibrant and bright, but its size may be a little too small for some – the upside is that it’s super portable.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook |
AU$869 AU$583 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$286)
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook builds on the model above, with this version bringing a bigger 13.3-inch display. It’s also got phenomenal battery life, and its bigger keyboard means it might be more comfortable to use over long periods compared to the original Duet Chromebook. A 13.3-inch detachable display, 4GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage makes this a good budget laptop for students.
Dell Vostro 3510 | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD |
NZ$1,978 NZ$1,424 on Dell NZ (opens in new tab) (save NZ$554)
Dell isn’t offering many deals this Boxing Day, but it’s got 28% off this laptop if you want to start the new year with a fresh laptop for work. Dell’s Vostro machines can be good options for work because they come with a 10-key numeric pad on the keyboard and a nice range of ports and slots, including USB Type C and HDMI 1.4. Save NZ$554 directly from Dell.
PC peripherals & monitors
LG UltraGear 34GN850 curved monitor |
AU$1,199 AU$909 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$290)
This 34-inch curved monitor got a solid 4 stars in our review in 2020 thanks to its luscious IPS visuals and fantastic all-round performance. While it's lacking USB-C connectivity, you'll still get up to 160Hz (overclock) refresh rate on a 3440 x 1440 display.
Logitech Lift Vertical (Rose) |
AU$129.95 AU$87 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$42.45)
Vertical mice ergonomic and help prevent RSIs if you're at a desk all day. And we love the Logitech Lift. In fact, TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor switched to the Lift after it was launched and she's found it makes a huge difference to how she feels after a long day at the computer. And with 33% off on the pink option, this is a great ergonomic everyday mouse.
Razer Deathadder V2 |
AU$139.95 AU$34 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$105.95)
Grab the Razer Deathadder V2 at a massive saving of 76% off on Amazon. While it's been succeeded by the Deathadder V3, the Razer Deathadder V2 still offers customisable buttons and a comfortable design making this a solid multipurpose mouse.
Razer Basilisk X wireless gaming mouse |
AU$109.95 AU$43 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$66.95)
The Basilisk X gaming mouse is an awesome choice for gamers, and our 2020 review found it has long-lasting battery and great performance. While you'll need to supply your own AA batteries for this one, that just means you'll be able to use this mouse for longer as integrated batteries tend to be the first thing to go.
Logitech G915 Lightspeed wireless mechanical keyboard |
AU$399 AU$250 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$149)
This wireless gaming keyboard offers lag-free connectivity, exceptional battery life and low-profile mechanical switches – all standout features if you ask us. Being Logitech, it's also tastefully pared-back on its RGB stylings. This was down to AU$252 during Cyber Monday, so this is a slightly better deal available for Boxing Day.
Razer Tartarus V2 gaming keypad |
AU$129.95 AU$89.30 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$40.65)
The Razer Tartarus V2 is a gaming keypad with 32 fully programmable keys, so you can customise it to your exact needs. It's also got a nice ergonomic design and RGB backlighting. You'd be looking at around NZ$115 to buy this locally, or you can pick this up from Amazon for just under AU$90.
Samsung Galaxy S22 (128GB) |
NZ$1,099 NZ$947.15 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$151.85)
We’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy S23 in early February next year, but if you’d rather save yourself some coin, the S22 is worth a look. The standard model discounted here is a hand-friendly sized phone at 6.1-inches, so it’s a good choice if you’re not keen on massive handsets. Available in black (opens in new tab) and purple (opens in new tab) at this price from TheMarket, using the code BXD5.
LG 48-inch C2 OLED TV |
NZ$2,435 from NZ$2,083.35 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save up to NZ$351.65)
This stunning LG C2 OLED is our #1 pick for the best TV you can buy, so we’re stoked to see it with a discount on Boxing Day. This TV got a full five stars in our review, and we praised it for its minimal design and superbly bright screen. It also comes with four HDMI 2.1 ports, so it’s a gaming-friendly TV. To get this deal from TheMarket, enter the code BXD5 at checkout.
Discounts available in other sizes at other retailers:
NZ$2,999 NZ$2,580 from PB Tech (opens in new tab) (save NZ$419)
NZ$3,999 NZ$3,680 from PB Tech (opens in new tab) (save NZ$319)
Samsung 65-inch S95B OLED TV |
NZ$3,998 NZ$3,176.80 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$821.20)
Samsung finally came out with its own OLED TVs in 2022, and the S95B is incredible, if our five-star review is anything to go by (it is). The screen is ultra-slim, boasting exceptional picture quality and wireless Dolby Atmos audio – you won't be disappointed with the money spent. We’ve found TheMarket has the best deal, as you can get 5% off your cart with the code BXD5.
Discounts available in other sizes:
NZ$2,899 NZ$2,263.85 (opens in new tab) (save NZ$635.15)
Samsung 65-inch Q60B QLED TV |
NZ$2,198 NZ$1,788 on PB Tech (opens in new tab) (save NZ$410)
PB Tech has a pretty great price for Samsung’s Q60B QLED for Boxing Day. It’s one of Samsung’s more affordable QLEDs, so the Q60B uses an edge-lit panel instead of full array backlighting, so there are LEDs only around the sides of the screen. That’s to say it won’t be as bright as Samsung’s other, more expensive models, but you should still get good contrast.
Chromecast with Google TV (HD) |
NZ$69 NZ$49 at Noel Leeming (opens in new tab) (save NZ$20)
Missing any popular streaming apps on your TV? Then grab the latest Chromecast – this particular one only streams in HD quality. It’s powered by Google TV, making it a smoother and more streamlined streaming experience on a not-so-smart telly. You’ll also get a voice-activated remote in the box.
Headphones & speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 |
AU$219 AU$130 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$89)
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 offer ANC and a balanced sound, making some good improvements on previous true wireless earbuds from Samsung. Offered in olive (opens in new tab) at this price, and in white (opens in new tab), black (opens in new tab) and purple (opens in new tab) for slightly more, these stylish buds are worth considering.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro |
AU$349 from AU$245 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$104)
Samsung really made leaps and bounds with the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so much that we'd argue they're Samsung's best true wireless earbuds to date. With improved hi-res sound quality and active noise cancellation, these buds can be had from AU$245 in Amazon's Boxing Day sale.
NuraTrue Wireless Earbuds |
AU$329 AU$230 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$99)
Nura is an Australian audio brand, and these NuraTrue buds offer incredible levels of sound personalisation to deliver a sound profile that's just right for your ears. There's also active noise cancellation and customisable touch controls in the mix. If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can currently get a AU$99 discount.
JBL Charge 4 |
AU$229.95 AU$119 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$110.95)
The JBL Charge 5 is now available, but it didn't get the Boxing Day discount we were hoping for. If you don't mind opting for the previous generation though, you'll save a whopping 48% on the JBL Charge 4. You'll still get balanced, powerful sound and a long battery life, just note it's only available in red (opens in new tab).
UE Wonderboom 3 |
NZ$119 NZ$94.05 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save NZ$24.95)
UE released the Wonderboom 3 this year, and truth be told we were a little disappointed by its lack of upgrades. Playback should now last up to 14 hours (one hour more than the Wonderboom 2), and Bluetooth range is up to a claimed 40m (compared to the 30m range of the previous model). Available in black (opens in new tab), grey (opens in new tab), pink (opens in new tab) and blue (opens in new tab) – use the code BXD5 to save.
Ultimate Ears Boom 3 |
NZ$259 NZ$140.61 on TheMarket (opens in new tab) (save AU$111)
The UE Boom 3 is an excellent party speaker, pumping out powerful sound for its deceptively small size. It’s also waterproof and dustproof with an IP67 rating, and can withstand some knocking about with its rugged design. If you want to blast your favourite tunes by the pool, you can currently pick one up for a smidge over AU$140 thanks to the sitewide coupon code BXD5 that deducts an additional 5% off the discounted price. Available in Lagoon Blue (opens in new tab), Ultraviolet Purple (opens in new tab) and Night Black (opens in new tab) at this price.
Fitbit Versa 4 (black) |
AU$379 AU$322.15 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$56.85)
The Versa 4 might be a minor upgrade over its third-gen predecessor, but it's still worth it if you're after a decent smartwatch that's an even better fitness tracker. Offering Google Assistant right on your wrist, the ability to take calls thanks to its built-in mic, a GPS tracker and so much more, this wearable is definitely worth considering at only AU$322.15.
• Note that the other two colour options also ship to New Zealand, but the cost of delivery is high as they come from Amazon UK.
Fitbit Versa 3 |
AU$399.95 AU$197 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$202.95)
With the Fitbit Versa 4 now out, we're starting to see some big price cuts on the Versa 3 that came before it. Still, you're getting a good blend between a fitness tracker and smartwatch, along with integrated GPS, all-day heart rate monitoring and over 20 exercise modes.
Garmin Fenix 6S |
AU$999 AU$499 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$500)
Amazon has knocked a whopping 50% off this Garmin multi-sport watch, making it very close to the price it was during Black Friday sales, which was 55% off. It's one of the best sport watches an athlete can get, coming packed with heart rate sensor that can work underwater as well as accurate activity tracking and measurements for VO2 Max included.
Tablets & ereaders
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021, 8GB) |
AU$239 AU$189 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$50)
Make carrying around your entire personal library easy with the Kindle Paperwhite. In a convenient design with a 6.8-inch display and 8GB of storage, you'll be able to slip this ereader into your bag and take it with you wherever you go during this holiday season. Getting a subscription to Kindle Unlimited (opens in new tab) will also give you access to a vast catalogue of titles, just note that with Kindle devices you're locked into Amazon's ecosystem.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (2021, 32GB) |
AU$289 AU$239 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$50)
The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition makes a few adjustments over the standard Kindle Paperwhite ereader. Offering an auto-adjusting display and a bigger memory so you can carry around a lot more titles, this sleek and stylish ereader is also waterproof. While this isn't the lowest we've seen this ereader, picking up the Kindle Paperwhite Siganture Edition for a saving of AU$50 is a decent bargain.
Amazon Kindle Oasis |
AU$399 AU$319 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$80)
While the Kindle Oasis has been out since 2019, it's still Amazon's most premium ereader. For AU$319 you're getting a 7-inch screen with a sleek metal body, page-turn buttons and 8GB of internal storage. We were hoping for a slightly better deal on Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, but AU$80 off is still a decent saving.
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd gen) |
AU$149 AU$119 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$30)
Add some additional security to your home with the Ring Video Doorbell (2nd gen). For 20% off its regular price, this device's motion tracking ability will let you know exactly what's happening outside your door. Just note, you'll need to subscribe to the accompanying app to make the full use out of this device as there's no free video storage included.
Philips Hue smart plug |
AU$64.95 AU$49 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$15.95)
New to smart home tech? A smart plug is an easy way to try it out, and all you'll need to do with this Philips plug is put it in a wall socket and set up the companion app, then connect a lamp or kettle to it. You'll then be able to control whatever is using the plug, such as turning lights on and off, or using your voice to get the kettle started in the morning.
Fujifilm X-H2 (body only) |
AU$3,399 AU$2,469 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$930)
This camera was announced only a few months ago and it was going for this same price in Australia for Black Friday. New Zealanders keen on a great high-resolution snapper should snap this one up as it's a really good performer. In fact, it's the world's first APS-C format camera to hit the 40MP resolution mark. Continuous shooting at up to 15fps and 8K video is here too.
Canon EOS R (body) |
AU$2,775 AU$1,942 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$833)
Fitted with a full-frame 30.3MP sensor, you can expect excellent quality images from the Canon EOS R. It has fantastic auto-focus performance and a decent electronic viewfinder, though we feel it's got some stiff competition against Nikon and Sony in terms of price. Amazon has slashed 30% off this snapper for its Boxing Day sales.
Canon EOS R6 + RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 |
AU$5,551 AU$4,599 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$952)
You can get the EOS R6 body for a discounted price too, but if you're new to the system, we'd recommend opting for this kit which comes with a very versatile zoom lens. An excellent 20.1MP full-frame sensor with some super speedy performance, decent dynamic range, 4K video skills and an autofocus system that's par excellence are just some of the highlights of this camera.
Canon EOS R7 + RF 16mm f/2.8 |
AU$2,701 AU$2,399 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$302)
Admittedly this isn't a great discount but the APS-C format R7 is already a very affordable camera. You get a lot of camera for your money here, with high speed RAW capture, the same autofocus prowess of the more expensive R-series cameras, dual SD cards, 4K video and 32.3MP on tap. Did we mention the 40fps continuous shooting speed and in-body stabilisation?
Canon EOS R10 + RF 16mm f/2.8 |
AU$1,894 AU$1,589 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$305)
Canon's done really well with its most affordable APS-C RF-mount mirrorless camera, so much so that we think it's one of the best entry-level cameras available today. There's a very good 24.2MP sensor under the hood, a single SD card and more than enough speed and performance to keep more advanced users happy. This camera will stick with you as your skill advances.
Ecovacs Deebot X1 Turbo |
AU$2,499 AU$1,499 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$1,000)
There's a massive saving available on the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Turbo from Amazon. It has the best mopping functionality of any robovac we've tested to date, and for this reason it's best-suited to those who have mostly hard floors at home. The docking station has two tanks inside, where the bot empties out its dirty mopping water and replenishes itself with fresh water – it won't automatically empty out the dust though, you’ll need to do that manually.
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 Plus |
AU$1,299 AU$799 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$500)
The T8 Plus is one of Ecovacs' older bots, but it still does a decent job of cleaning up your floors, though its mopping capabilities are unimpressive. It's a good choice if you want to automate vacuuming though, because this Plus version ships with the auto-empty station for dust collection. Now a decent AU$500 off at Amazon.
iRobot Roomba 692 |
AU$499 AU$358 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$141)
This robot vacuum was already pretty affordable, but Amazon is offering a discount this Boxing Day. The bot will happily get to work cleaning carpets and hard floors at any time of day (when while you’re not in the house). At AU$358, we'd argue it's the best Roomba for those on a budget.
Philips Premium Airfryer XXL |
AU$629 AU$503.20 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$125.80)
Boxing Day didn't bring the discount we were hoping for on the Philips Premium Airfryer XXL (it previously dropped to AU$472), but this deal is still decent. This fancy-looking air fryer fries, roasts, bakes, grills and reheats – a versatile appliance indeed.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp (5.7L) |
AU$299 AU$195.45 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$103.55)
This multi-cooker has 11 functions, and it's quite the list. It
pressure cooks, sautés, steams, slow cooks, sous-vides, warms, air fryies, roasts, bakes, broils and (catches breath) dehydrates. The 5.7L model was down to AU$160 for Black Friday, but this is still a decent bargain if you're after a multi-function kitchen helper.
Personal care & grooming
Oral-B iO Series 9 electric toothbrush |
NZ$749 NZ$399 at Shaver Shop (opens in new tab) (save NZ$350)
This is the ultimate in oral care if you really want to look after your pearly whites and avoid the dentist's chair. OK, maybe the ultimate is the iO Series 10 but that's a 2022 model and a fright to purchase where available. This one, on the other hand, has a very generous 47% discount and is feature packed, including tips on how to improve your brushing via the companion app.
Philips Multigroom Series 3000 9-in-1 trimmer |
NZ$159.99 NZ$59 at Shaver Shop (opens in new tab) (save NZ$100.99)
Keep yourself looking in tip-top shape all week with this handy and affordable 9-in-1 trimmer. From a perfectly cropped hairstyle to a beautifully groomed beard, there's tools for it all, and for just NZ$59 too.
Boxing Day sales 2022: what you need to know
Boxing Day sales 2022: when do they start?
Boxing Day always falls on December 26 – the day right after Christmas – and the Boxing Day sales have traditionally also started on this date. We’ve found that hasn’t always been the case in recent years though, as some retailers have launched their deals a few days before the official date, and then kept them running through to the end of the year. Sometimes they even morph into January sales.
With this in mind, it’s well worth keeping an eye out for early deals – we’d suggest keeping watch from the week starting on Monday, December 12. While certain retailers will launch deals before Boxing Day, there’s a chance that products may drop further in price on the actual date of December 26. These are likely to be the best deals of the holiday season.
We’re still expecting most Boxing Day sales to start on December 26, and as soon as they become available, you’ll be able to find the best ones here on this page, alongside any worthwhile early deals.
How long do Boxing Day sales last?
This will vary from retailer to retailer. While some stores will continue offering their Boxing Day deals until the end of the year, others will wrap up on December 26 at 11:59pm NZDT.
Some retailers will switch their Boxing Day deals into early January sales from December 27, so it could be a good opportunity to pick up some back-to-school supplies. Do note that the exact same prices may not be available from late December into early January – December 26 will likely offer the best prices.
Is it better to shop during Black Friday or Boxing Day?
In more recent years, we would argue that Black Friday has brought better deals than Boxing Day, particularly if you’re looking to buy tech items such as TVs, smartwatches, headphones and laptops.
We found that this year, New Zealand’s Black Friday sales were better than we’ve ever seen previously, and we’re hoping that trend will continue into this year’s Boxing Day sales.
Boxing Day sales 2022: what to expect
What products can you expect to see discounted on Boxing Day? Here’s what we know from previous sales:
Boxing Day sales are a great time to pick up a discounted TV. TheMarket, Harvey Norman, Noel Leeming and JB Hi-Fi in particular will be the retailers to beat, and there’s a decent chance the big retailers will price match each other. If this is the case, check if TheMarket is offering a discount coupon code – you’ll get a little extra off this way.
The Boxing Day sales have traditionally been a good time to pick up the latest releases from the year – think stunning OLEDs or QLED displays. The newest features tend to trickle down to the cheaper models too, so if you're looking for something a bit more affordable, then you should be well catered for.
We think the best TV you can buy right now is the LG C2 OLED (pictured above) and it’s likely to get a discount on Boxing Day. We saw it get a discount on Black Friday, with the 65-inch model dropping to NZ$3,508 (that was a NZ$690 discount). It’s highly likely we’ll also see discounts on Samsung TVs, as well as Sony and TCL.
Computing and laptop deals(opens in new tab)
While Black Friday is typically thought of as the best time of year to pick up a discounted laptop or PC, we definitely wouldn’t rule out Boxing Day as a close contender. Leading retailers will absolutely be looking to compete on everything from basic Chromebooks to lavish gaming laptops – and not just to shift old stock either.
Large-scale global chip shortages haven’t really affected the laptop market in New Zealand, which means retailer shelves should be relatively well-stocked for Boxing Day sales. We expect manufacturers such as Dell and Lenovo to offer excellent options directly on their sites, while Amazon Australia and PB Tech are top retailers to watch.
So what laptops should you look out for? Well, the stunning Dell XPS 13 (2022) was discounted in November for Black Friday, with a NZ$788 discount on offer. If you’re in the market for a new Windows laptop, this is absolutely one to watch. We didn’t see any standout deals on MacBooks during Black Friday, so we won’t be holding our breath for a deal this Boxing Day.
Headphones, smartphones and tablets
The Black Friday sales period delivered some decent headphone deals, but we were a little disappointed by the small variety on offer. Some discounts we saw during Black Friday included savings on earbuds from Samsung and Sennheiser, and the lowest price yet on the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones.
We’ve got our fingers crossed that a wider variety of options will become available on Boxing Day, though we’re not confident this will be the case. Retailers to watch for headphones deals include Amazon Australia, Harvey Norman, Mighty Ape and TheMarket.
This year’s Black Friday did deliver some good deals on smartphones, though it was only Samsung’s devices that got a discount – no luck with any iPhone model. If you’re an Android fan though, keep an eye out for savings on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Z Fold 4 and the Z Flip 4.
It’s a similar story with tablets – we didn’t spot any iPads with a price cut over Black Friday, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra was discounted by almost NZ$345. Avid readers should also keep an eye out for deals on ereaders, as we saw the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021) go on sale via Amazon Australia.
Health and fitness
Boxing Day and January sales are prime time for retailers looking to cash in on those popular fitness-focused New Year’s resolutions. If you think you’ll be one of many to kick start a new fitness routine in January, then you’ll likely find excellent discounts on fitness gadgets (should you want them).
During Black Friday last month, we saw competitive prices on the Fitbit Charge 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. We think we could see more discounts on smartwatches and fitness trackers on Boxing Day, with Fitbit, Garmin and Samsung watches the likely candidates. We’ve seen PB Tech offering some great deals on Apple Watches previously, and we hope the tech retailer will deliver on December 26.
Boxing Day sales 2022: best deals from last year
One of the best ways to figure out what to expect from this year’s Boxing Day and January sales is to take a look back at what was on offer the previous year. It’s also good to take a look at the discount that was available then, so you get an idea of what a good price to pay is this time round:
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 | Ryzen 5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD |
NZ$1,749 NZ$1,399 on PB Tech (NZ$350 off)
This Surface Laptop 4 is no longer the latest from Microsoft, as the newer Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 is now available. It’s possible we’ll see Microsoft’s newer models getting a discount on Boxing Day, though we think it’s far more likely we’ll get laptop deals from Dell, Alienware and Lenovo.
JBL Flip 5 |
NZ$169 NZ$98 on TheMarket (NZ$71 off)
The JBL Flip 5 is a fun, no-fuss Bluetooth speaker, and for its relatively small size, it serves up big sound. Audio quality is nice and clear too, so the chance to grab this speaker for just NZ$98 during last year’s Boxing Day sales was a ripper deal.
Samsung 55-inch QN85A Neo QLED TV |
NZ$2,796 NZ$2,152.70 on TheMarket (NZ$643.30 off)
This Samsung Mini LED TV delivers bright and colourful image quality, while also providing deep blacks that give OLED panels a run for their money. During Boxing Day last year, the 55-inch model was down to NZ$2,152.70 on TheMarket.
Samsung The Frame 32-inch QLED TV |
NZ$1,299 NZ$756 on TheMarket (NZ$540 off)
Samsung’s The Frame is a unique concept, serving up a TV screen that doubles as space to show off works of art while it’s in standby mode. Last year’s Boxing Day gave us the chance to score it for NZ$540 on TheMarket, and if Black Friday sales are anything to go by, we’re expecting more TV deals this time around.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (64GB, LTE) |
NZ$999 NZ$609 on TheMarket (NZ$390 off)
When this deal rolled around last Boxing Day, it was particularly enticing as we hadn’t seen many discounts on Android tablets at the time, let alone one with a massive NZ$390 discount. We did see some Galaxy Tabs on sale during Black Friday, which could indicate that more are on the way.