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What Are the NEXT Sale Dates in the UK? (Tips for 2022)

Written by, Bojana Atanasovska

Updated September, 13, 2022

Finding good bargains at a NEXT sale is becoming more challenging every year.

If you want to get ahead of the curve, here are the NEXT sale dates in the UK for 2022 and some tips for getting a VIP slot and early access.

The Four Biggest Sales

NEXT holds four sales in a year, one for every season, plus a Black Friday event. 

How do they work?

Well, if you get a VIP ticket, you get to browse the stores before the main sales and buy clothes, footwear, and other items at discounted prices. The main sale event usually takes place a couple of days after the VIP event. 

NEXT also has online sales that happen around the same time as the store sales.

Here’s when we can expect the upcoming NEXT sales to take place, based on our prediction:

NEXT Sales Dates 2022NEXT VIP Sales 2022Main Sale (online and in-store)
Spring SaleTuesday 29th March
Saturday 2nd April 2022
Summer SaleTuesday 5th July
Saturday 9th July 2022
Autumn SaleWednesday 21st September
Saturday 24th September
Christmas Day Sale/Boxing Day Sale/Saturday 24th December 2022

*Please note: The popular British retailer hasn’t officially announced the dates for the 2022 sales yet. The Autumn and Winter sales dates in the table above are simply our predictions based on the previous year’s sales.

Here’s what the NEXT sales dates in 2021 looked like:

NEXT Sales Dates 2021NEXT VIP salesNEXT sales (online and instore)
Spring sale 2021Tuesday 23rd March Saturday 27th March
Summer sale 2021Tuesday 6th JulySaturday 10th July
Autumn sale 2021Wednesday 22nd SeptemberSaturday 25th September
Boxing day sale 2021Sunday 26th December

*Please note: We included these dates to show how we made our prediction for the NEXT sales dates in 2022.

How To Get NEXT Sale VIP Slots

The best way to increase your chances of getting a VIP slot is to visit NEXT’s official website a couple of days before the sale and apply for a spot as soon as they become available. 

To  book a NEXT VIP slot, customers must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a Nextpay account and a NEXT credit card.
  • Have at least £250 in your NEXT credit account.
  • Have placed and kept a NEXT order in 2022.
  • Have an email address that’s signed up for sales emails about their promotions.
  • Have returned less than two-thirds of the products you purchased.

The retailer doesn’t allow customers to get multiple Next VIP sale slots from one account. You can only purchase one slot per application. Also, spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When Are the NEXT Clearance Sales?

Throughout the year, NEXT has a clearance area that includes last-minute sales and returned goods as well as some one-time reductions. It’s worth keeping an eye on this part of the website since there are several great deals to be had.

When does the next clearance section update?

The Clearance page on NEXT is updated every morning, except on Sundays, at around 4 – 5 a.m.

Things You Can Buy Mostly in NEXT Sales

NEXT has many product categories available in-store and online, including:

  • Home items like furniture and decoration
  • Clothes for all ages, genders, and seasons
  • Shoes
  • Makeup and beauty products
  • Beauty and home electronics
  • Accessories like jewellery, bags, and sunglasses
  • Toys

NEXT Sale Purchasing Tips

Regardless of whether you get a VIP slot or not, you probably want to make the most out of every sale like CyberMonday and including this one. Here are a few tips that can help make sure you don’t miss on anything during a NEXT sale.

Plan Ahead

Find and visit the nearest NEXT store a day or two before the date of the sale. Use this time to memorise or write down where they keep the items you’d like to buy. If you’re aiming for a VIP slot, log into your account 3 or 4 days prior to reserve a spot

Getting to the Store Early

The best items, including branded clothing, sell out rapidly. That’s why it’s important to get to the store as early as possible. If you miss your window or are unable to get there in time, you can visit the store an hour before closing time since that’s when the majority of shoppers will have returned their unwanted purchases.

Don’t Miss a NEXT VIP Slot Invite

Double check if your email address and phone number are valid in case NEXT sends you a VIP slot invitation and closely monitor your inbox 3 to 4 days prior to the sale to make sure you don’t miss it. 

Target Smaller NEXT Stores

The bigger the NEXT store, the more shoppers it has. This means longer queues and fewer chances to get to the good items. Smaller stores usually have fewer customers, and you’ll be more likely to get dibs on NEXT’s extensive inventory.

Adding Items as Favourites

Online shoppers who don’t want to wait in long queues can log into their account a couple of days before the sale and add items to their shopping cart or mark them as “Favourites.” This way, you won’t have to lose time looking for your favourite items when the sale opens.

Set your alarm

If you’re shopping from the comfort of your own home, make sure to wake up at least an hour before the same so that you have enough time to get your shopping list and log onto the website.

Is There a Restriction on the Items You Can Buy In Next Sale?

No, there are no restrictions on the number of items you can buy in the NEXT Sale. You can buy anything that is available in-store and online. However, some of these things may be clearance items which means they are only available while supplies last.

There are some items that are not included in the sale, as stated by NEXT. These items include:

  • Flowers and garden plants
  • Gift cards and gift experiences
  • Personalised items or items made to your order
  • Photos, wall stickers, domestic appliances
  • Hammonds bedrooms
  • Beaverbrooks, Laura Ashley, and childsplayclothing.co.uk products

The ‘Save Bag‘ and ‘Save for Later‘ features are also disabled during a NEXT Sale event in order to maintain fairness for the consumers.

Payment methods such as PayPal, Gift Cards, and e-Gift Cards cannot be used on NEXT Sale items as well.

Ready, Set, Shop!

Hopefully, this short guide will find its use for your following NEXT sale dates in the UK.

If you’re doing it online, make sure your account is up to date. If you’re going to your local NEXT shop, think smart and fast, and most importantly –  bring water with you. 😉

                           

Frequently Asked Questions And Their Answers

How long is a NEXT sale slot?

Next sale slots are usually capped at around 45-minute slots. Keep in mind that if you’re browsing online and haven’t added anything to your cart for 20 minutes, you might lose your slot altogether.

Is NEXT sale on Boxing Day?

Next closed its doors to customers on Boxing Day in 2021, though, the company still held its Boxing Day sale a couple of days earlier. It is unclear what Next will do this year, though it is expected to hold a sale on Boxing Day.

How do you qualify for NEXT VIP sale?

To get a VIP slot for the  Next sale dates in the UK in 2022, make sure you have:

  • A Next account and a NEXT credit card.
  • At least £250 in your NEXT account.
  • Returned less than two-thirds of the products you purchased that season.

Bojana is my name and writing is my game. I am a content writer from Bitola who is always interested in the latest research in almost all areas of life. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and a perfectionist character, both of which help me find the most accurate data and information available. Although I have my head stuck in studies and reports most of the time, I still have a bit of free time during which I enjoy knitting and watching classic 90’s Disney movies.