The Christmas sales are kind of shit, aren't they? People queue up round the block at 5am on Boxing Day, absolutely desperate to snap up bags and bags of absolute crap that they don't need, while throughout January the shops resemble a jumble sale of pyjama sets with all the buttons missing and sad Christmas tat that never got bought before the big day.
But there's always an exception to the rule, and in this case it's when bars get in on the action.
Forget the Christmas party season, if you're savvy you'll know a good sesh is all about January. While some people give up booze and others sleep off their festive antics, the smarter folk among us will take the opportunity to literally lap up some good January deals, put on by bars that have gone a bit quiet because after Christmas everyone's so skint and tired and lame.
And believe it or not, you'll even find some of those boozy January deals down at your local Wetherspoon. Yeah, that's right, you thought Britain's favourite cheap pub chain couldn't charge any less, and yet you thought wrong.
Drinks in the sale include Sharp's Doom Bar, Shipyard, Coors Light, Strongbow Dark Fruit, Magners cider, Innis and Gunn, Guinness, two types of red wine, three types of white wine, rose, Gordon's gin, Smirnoff vodka, Bacardi rum, San Pellegrino, Old Jamaica Ginger Beer, Monster, takeaway filter coffee and tea. Basically, it covers most bases.
"Department stores and shops hold their sales in January, so it is the perfect time to have a sale in the pub too," says John Hutson, Wetherspoon chief executive.
"The range of drinks on sale in the pub is aimed at suiting a wide variety of tastes - and I believe that the January sale will prove popular with customers."
The JD Wetherspoon sale will be on from 2-17 January.
So of course, you could try and have a chilled one this January, save up some cash and rest up to restore all that energy you lost with the Christmas parties - or you could be sensible and save a bit of money by drinking your way through the sales.
I think we all know which one you should go for.
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