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7 Great Hints: What to Buy in January 

what to buy in januaryWhat to Buy in January 

Did the holidays break your budget?  Wondering what to buy in January? NOW is the time to really rock the after-Christmas sales. You’ll be able to take advantage of seasonal and holiday overstock, and grab some amazing deals in January!  Here’s what to buy in January.

  • Health & Fitness:  New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight and get fit are on everyone’s mind right now, and retailers know it!  Find deals on workout equipment and apparel and even video fitness games.  Slim Fast, Weight Watchers and other “diet” foods will be on sale. Ski and winter sport clothing is also at its lowest this month.

Where to shop: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, Amazon

  • Winter Clothing:  Even though winter just began, we’ll get some awesome sales on winter apparel and accessories in January.  Some of the best deals on jackets, coats, gloves & scarves are found this month.  .  Winter sleepwear, robes and slippers are also discounted big time.

Where to shop: Kohl’s, Macy’s

  • Furniture:  We’ve seen a trend of furniture clearance sales in January.  You’ll score deals from 30-75% off regular retail prices.  Yep, it’s a weird time for a furniture sale, but we’ll take it.

Where to shop: Wayfair, Walmart

  • Holiday Clearance: By now, we’ve already seen some nice 50% – 70% discounts on holiday items, but in January, these items MUST leave the shelves so stores can replace with new products and Valentine’s Day seasonal stuff.  This is a GREAT time to purchase holiday decor, gift wrap and more!

Where to shop: Walmart, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Home Depot

  • TVs: New models are coming in, so those TVs that didn’t sell during Black Friday and the holidays have to go!  If you were waiting for a discount without the panic or rush – now is your chance.

Where to shop: Best Buy, Sam’s Club, Walmart 

  • Taxes: Your taxes are probably the furthest thing from your mind, but tax services are keeping their eyes on the prize. Awesome deals in January for income tax services and software are prevalent, so be sure to grab it before you miss the sale.  Make sure the deal includes the filing fee, otherwise skip it.

Where to shop: TaxACT

  • Linens & Bedding:  Those classic “White Sales” come into full swing in January! It’s an awesome time to refresh your bedding, grab some new throws & pillows, and stock up on towels.  In with the new and out with the old seems to be the adage this time of year for just about everything!

Where to shop: Macy’s, Kohl’s, JCPenney

Check out the rest of the year: What to Buy Each Month

You may also like our post about the Biggest Sales of the Year and the Best Days to Shop! Now that you know what to buy each month, you can broaden your savvy shopping skills and lock down each sale, each month. Consider it your year-round accountability for the best shopping possible every year!