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Dillard’s will not hold annual New Year’s Day sale this year

The event would have allowed customers to take an additional 50 percent off clearance items.
Dillard's stores will not hold their New Year's Day clearance sale this Jan. 1.
Dillard's stores will not hold their New Year's Day clearance sale this Jan. 1. [ SARA DINATALE | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Dec. 31, 2021
Updated Dec. 31, 2021

Dillard’s stores across Tampa Bay will not hold their annual New Year’s Day clearance sale this year, to the dismay of shoppers.

The sale, which usually occurs Jan. 1 and is the store’s biggest discount event of the year, allows customers to take an additional 50 percent off clearance items.

But the New Year’s Day deal is not taking place in 2022, according to a tweet from the Dillard’s official Twitter account.

A spokesperson at the Dillard’s at International Plaza in Tampa confirmed the news saying, “We pride ourselves on giving great customer service, and on that day we are unable to do so based off of the amount of people who are shopping. We’ve decided that we would prefer to give great service.”

The widely popular sale typically inspires shoppers to arrive early — and occasionally leads a few eager customers to camp outside ahead of the store’s opening — each Jan. 1.

The spokesperson noted that the decision was a top-down, company-wide directive.