Retailers are hoping for a huge after-Christmas surge, reports USA Today. Some online sales, including at Target.com and Kohls.com, started on Christmas Day, and many, including Wal-Mart and Kohl’s stores, opened on Thursday by 5 a.m. The National Retail Federation still expects 2013 holiday sales to increase by 3.9 percent over last year. Among Thursday’s biggest sales incentives and retail deals:
• Buy one, get one free: Macy’s rolls out buy one, get one free deals on many men’s dress shirts and designer suits.
• Cheap appliances: Sears is offering up to 40 percent off on appliances for shoppers who use their Sears card to purchase appliances over $499, says spokesman Brian Hanover.
• Free Gas: Kmart is offering its “Shop Your Way” members 50 cents per gallon gas discounts when they spend $25 or more on specific Procter & Gamble products.
• Half-price toys: Target, hit by a credit card and debit card breach that affected up to 40 million consumers, plans sales of up to 50 percent off select toys and 40 percent off thousands of apparel items.
• Items 25 to 50 percent off: Wal-Mart stores will have thousands of items at 25 to 50 percent off. Among them: a Nintendo 3DS XL System for $199.96 plus a $50 Wal-Mart gift card, with purchase.
• $10 coupons: J.C. Penney will offer coupons for $10 off purchases of $25 of more in a Christmas Day circular and also a coupon that can be printed from its website. The coupons are good through Dec. 28.
• Hot toy deals. Buy one, get one 40 percent off on some red-hot toys, including Skylanders figures and accessories, at Toys R Us, through New Year’s Day. The same offer applies to all video games.
• Big incentives: At Kohl’s, shoppers who spend under $100 will save an additional 15 percent off nearly everything in the store, while those who spend over $100 will save an additional 20 percent.