Next VIPs offered 45 minute slots to shop sale in stores to beat the … Sat, 10 Jul 2021 01:00:00 +0100-The bargain event is usually held online and in store each summer, with prices slashed across many categories like home, women's fashion, baby and furniture.
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Shoppers across the UK live for Next seasonal sales – and for good reason.
The fashion and homeware retailer typically puts on four sales every year, slashing prices by 50% or more.
Consumers have been forced to miss out on in store bargains over the past year due to the pandemic, but non-essential shops in Scotland are now fully open following the latest nationwide lockdown.
That means shoppers could be treated to both online and in store deals during Next’s latest summer bonanza.
So, when does the sale start, how can you book a VIP slot – and how can you get the best deals?
Here’s what you need to know.
Next has remained as tight-lipped as ever about the start date of its July sale.
Shoppers are still hungrily waiting for the retailer to confirm the start date.
That hasn’t stopped rumours circulating online, however, with one shoper in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group on Facebook saying the bargain event could begin on Saturday 10 July.
Last year’s summer sale started at a similar time, when VIP slots became available from 20 June and in store prices were slashed from 2 July.
The Next summer sale is usually available in stores as well as online.
But, even though stores are open following the Covid lockdown, social distancing measures may mean that brick and mortar retailers may not join the event.
Next has not yet confirmed whether the sale will be in store and online.
You can find a Next shop near you by using its handy store locator tool.
And if you’re shopping the event online, you’ll be required to register for an account before the sale begins.
The Next sale VIP slots give savvy shoppers access to the event earlier than others.
These are offered to customers who possess a Next flexible credit card.
Each year there are a limited number of VIP slots available, and they’re on a first come, first served basis.
VIPs are able to log in up to 48 hours before the sale begins to see what the retailer has on offer.
Unfortunately, slots have now closed to new members, after a 30 June cut-off date for applications was introduced.
But all is not lost, as those who are already signed up with a Next credit account should be able to book a slot if there are any left.
However, if you missed out on a slot, they will once again be available ahead of the retailer’s next seasonal sale.
Shoppers should note that here’s strict criteria for signing up for a Next credit account, which has a 23.9% APR variable rate.
– Have at least £250 credit available on your Next credit account
– Have placed and kept an order from the Next Directory within the past year
– Have an up-to-date email address registered with Next, and being registered to receive sale and promotional emails
– Have returned less than two thirds of the items you’ve ordered.
The Next sale is popular for a reason – prices are typically slashed by at least 50%, but some discounts have been as high as 70% in the past.
There will be deals across most categories, including home, fashion and furniture.
It’s a good idea to start by thinking about what you might want in advance.
Those with a VIP slot can easily do this by checking the “Next sale preview” link where you can make a note of item codes so you can quickly add them to your basket when the sale begins.
If you don’t have a VIP slot, you can still make a list of the type of products you’re looking to buy and stick to it to ensure you don’t panic when the time comes. You could even bookmark your favourites.
Another tip is to sign up to Next newsletters, and make sure your email address and mobile number is up to date in your account so you receive the latest sale information from the retailer.
Finally, if you shop at Next often it could be worth taking out Next Unlimited delivery. It costs £20 a year and gives you unlimited next-day deliveries, seven days a week, with free returns.
Regular home delivery costs £3.99 so you could end up saving a small fortune if you make multiple orders per year.
When is the Next sale 2021? July summer sale UK start date, how to … Sat, 10 Jul 2021 01:00:00 +0100-NEXT is offering VIP shoppers the chance to beat the crowds with 45 minute appointments to browse the sale in stores.The high street retailer has cont.
NEXT is offering VIP shoppers the chance to beat the crowds with 45 minute appointments to browse the sale in stores.
The high street retailer has contacted customers that have used its Nextpay credit scheme with an early access invitation.
Nextpay customers have been invited to the in-store sale event today, where prices have been slashed by 50%, and are allowed to bring one guest each.
Don't rush into taking out a store credit card though.
The interest rates can be very high, so make sure you can pay them off in full each month.
Otherwise the amount you pay in interest could wipe out any savings you make in the sale.
THESE tips from a Next employee can help you make sure you bag the best bargains when the sale launches.
- Familiarise yourself with the stock – check in store and online to see what items you might fancy, that means you'll be able to act fast once prices start dropping.
- Check online – often the sale launches online before stores open so go digital to get the best bargains.
- Consider the VIP scheme – if you have a credit account you can get access to the sale before the general public.
- Choose the right store – smaller outlets are likely to be less rammed, so you may have less competition for deals.
- Shop late in the day – around two hours before closing, staff start replenishing stock for the next day, so this is a great time to hit the stores.
- Look at ticket codes – if you're in a Next keep an eye out for black dots on tickets; chances are that means an item is going to be discounted, so you're better off waiting till the price drops.
- Homeware and women's clothing sells fastest – so you might want to get to stores first thing for these items.
The slots are 45 minutes long, and will allow shoppers to avoid the queues when Next officially launches the sale.
Slots had limited availablity and were being offered on a first come, first served basis.
Next has not yet responded to queries about how many slots are left.
The retailer has held online early access sales in the past, but it is thought that this is the first time it has offered an in-store preview.
At least one of the sale events is being held this evening between 7pm and 10pm, but it's not clear whether there are other time slots open throughout the day.
The retailer has also not yet confirmed which Next branches are taking part in the early access events.
We have asked Next for more details and will update this article when the retailer responds.
To access the early sale, you need to follow the link that was sent to you via email and sign up for a 45 minute slot.
You will have to show a copy of the invitation email when you arrive at the store.
VIP shoppers have also been given the option to shop the sale early online, with the invitations going out this week.
Next hasn't confirmed when the sale will be open to the general public, but it is expected to launch tomorrow morning.
This is because the online early access sale comes to an end in the early hours of Saturday.
The retailer was also hiring extra casual staff to help out during the sale, which the advert said began on July 10, MoneySavingExpert reported.
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