AS hundreds of thousands of Boxing Day sale shoppers descended on shops and flood websites to grab bargains some retailers have bucked the trend.
Branches of Home Bargains, Wickes, Aldi and Lidl have stayed closed today in order to give hard-working staff a rest.
Some bargain hunters queued from 5am to get first in line for discounts, with shoppers expected to spend over £4billion today.
Home Bargains confirmed in November that it would be staying closed to give its 22,000 staff an extra day off.
Thankfully, the day off isn’t taken from staff’s holiday allowance, meaning they get paid to spend time with their family.
The discount retailer has over 500 stores across the UK.
Aldi has also kept the shutters down today, as it traditionally doesn’t open on Boxing Day.
The retail chain has 230 branches across the UK.
The move was praised by shoppers, with one saying: “Well done Wickes! All stores should be closed on Boxing Day!”.
Wickes currently has over 7,000 employees and generates an estimated £643.6 million pounds annually.
The majority of Lidl stores have stayed closed today, apart from those inside the M25 which are open until 7pm.