Best Things to Buy in January and Where to Get the Best Deals

Best Things to Buy in January and Where to Get the Best Deals

Many people are not thinking about spending any more money once they make it through the holiday season.  The good news for people that were able to save some money last year is there are lots of great deals in January.  We put together a list of the best things to buy in January and some of the best stores to buy them.

Winter Clothing

Winter clothing from last season generally goes on sale in January.  Many clothing retailers will be looking to get rid of as much inventory as possible this month.  If you know that you need a new winter jacket or other cold weather clothing, there’s no better time to start looking for deals than right now.

Amazon has tons of deals and discounts that have already gone live on winter clothing.  You’ll find great deals on winter jackets, winter hats, sweaters, boots and more.  Many retailers will use Amazon to sell off last season’s inventory over the next month or so.  It’s a great time to keep an eye out for any winter clothing you’ll need the rest of this year or plan ahead for next year.

Burlington Coat Factory always has a lot of great deals in the clearance section of their website in January.  You’ll find deals on men’s, women’s, and children’s winter clothing.  They routinely updated it this month and it’s one of the best online stores to find a huge discount on any winter clothing

Exercise Equipment

If you’re New Year’s resolution includes getting in better shape and you’re thinking about adding some exercise equipment to your home gym, you will find the best deals during the month of January.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is already running a sale on cardio equipment with discounts up to 50% off and free shipping on a bunch of items that do not normally qualify for free shipping.  If you want to buy a new treadmill or elliptical machine for your home, it will be hard to find a better deal than their current sales.

It’s also a great time to be searching for local sales on used exercise equipment.  As people find good deals on new equipment, they will be looking sell their used equipment as quickly as possible.  You’ll want to stop by Craigslist and search the sporting goods section in your city if you are looking for the best deal possible.

Linens and Bedding

Nobody is likely to get excited about discounts on linens and bedding, but we can all recognize the need for these essentials.  If you know that you’ll need some new towels or bedding this year, it is a great time to start your search online.  Macy’s is running a closeout sale on linens, towels, and bedding right now.  You can get huge discounts on many of the most popular brand names on their website.  These deals won’t last long though and once they’ve sold out, pricing will be back to normal on the new inventory.

Vacation Deals

January is a great time to plan your next vacation.  You can find deals on flights, hotels, and vacation packages over the next month.  We covered some of the best travel deals in a previous post that was geared towards finding discounts early in the year.  It’s the time of year that resorts and hotels would like to get as many bookings set as possible so they can plan their pricing for the rest of the year accordingly.  You should use those deals to travel for less this year.

Furniture

If you’re planning on adding some new furniture to your house, it’s the perfect time of year to find great deals.  Many furniture retailers will be selling off last year’s inventory at substantial discounts in January.  Houzz.com is already running a large New Year’s Sale on all kinds of home furniture.  The sale ends in 5 days and many of the items are moving quickly.  You’ll want to stop by today if you need some new furniture.  It’s a great place to start your search, but most online and brick-and-mortar furniture stores will have sales this month.

Gift Cards

January is a great time to look for discounts on gift cards.  Many people got gifts cards they don’t need or won’t use and they will be selling them at nice discounts on websites like GiftCardGranny and CardPool.  It’s a good time to check these sites for deals on gift cards that you know you’ll be able to use at some point this year.  Most of the best deals will sell quickly and you probably won’t see discounts and deals on many of these gift cards from major brands until the holiday season.

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