Sales are your 18-carat excuse for escaping the in-laws and B movies
ASK any Lidl or Aldi sales magpie, and they will assure you that the serious side to bargain hunting is all about the preparation.
They wear their discount scouting hat every month of the year and before going into combat, they cogitate, ruminate and mull over the upcoming early-morning specials such as the high-powered telescopes and ski boots they couldn't miss.
When many of us were doing our last-minute present buying on Christmas Eve, the sales veterans will have seen it as a pure gold opportunity to scope out potential bargains and do intelligence on sizing. So when the flag goes up today on the traditional Christmas sales day, they were good to go.