Happy January First! It’s time to talk about all things you need to know each month of the year to get the best deals. Not only are some things seasonal, like clothing on clearance, for instance, but some items go on sale on a month-to-month basis. So here are some of the items you should be looking into buying in the month of January every year:
What to Buy in January
Large TVs– Many people think the best time to buy these are during the holidays and while that may be true in some aspects, the real savings start happening in January. The reason is one of the biggest watched events; the Superbowl.
Fitness gear and equipment– Stores know that one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to get fit so they offer great discounts on fitness equipment. This is one of the best times of the year to get a great sale on it, other than in the Autumn for outdoor fitness equipment.
Indoor Furniture– Because manufacturers come out wit their new designs in February, furniture stores often do huge discounts on older models, especially floor models. If you are looking at getting a new couch to replace that stained and saggy one you have, January is the time to do it.
Christmas Clearance– By now, you should be able to swoop up 75-90% savings at many stores on gift sets for him and her, Christmas decor and trees and Christmas Candy. Find some plain red or white items such as table cloths and you can use them next month for Valentine’s Day.
Vehicles– There are many deals on new and used vehicles this month because it is a very slow month for most dealerships. This is not only a benefit to you because they are offering good deals, but you also may be able to get an even better price by dealers being more open to haggling prices, especially on used and last year’s new models.
Jewelry– Through the 2nd to 3rd week of January, Get savings on fine jewelry because there is not big holiday in between Christmas and Valentine’s day. Don’t wait too long, though, as prices will start to rise the last week of the month.
As far as Groceries go, Here are some items that are typically on sale and in season in January, so stock up!
- National Oatmeal Month: Quaker
- Diet Foods which include: Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs, Yogurt
- Super Bowl Sunday: Pepsi, Coke, Chips, Dips, Cheese, Sandwich Items, Crackers, Snacks, Wings
- Clearance: Christmas Decorations, Toys, Wrapping Papers,
- Winter Health: Cold Medicines and Vitamins
- Seasonal Produce: Oranges, Pears, Grapefruit, Tangerines, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Kale, Kiwi, Avocado, Cabbage, Spinach
You can check out the full shopping sales cycle to see what you should look forward to buying in the upcoming months found here!
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