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The Best Things to Buy in January

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Are you still trying to recover from holiday shopping? Don’t stop now as January is packed full of great deals to take advantage of. From linens to televisions and everything in-between, it is a great time to score some unexpected deals.

Gym Memberships- We all know that January is a time when many of us make fitness goals for the new year. During the year, joining a gym may be complicated as there can be fees which are added onto your membership. However, if you join in January, these fees will often be waived and you can usually take advantage of a free introductory period, or discounted rates. I know that Planet Fitness is offering a deal right now where you can join for $1 down and pay just $10 a month. Check to see what deals are out there as you may be surprised! 

Linens, Bedding and Towels– January is traditionally known as the month for White Sales at most department stores. You can expect to find some great deals on bedding, linens and towels. I have seen sales for as much as 75% off on these items so be sure to check out your favorite stores to see what deals that they are offering. Some of my favorite stores to shop for these items are Kohl’s and Macy’s as they will offer coupons and money-saving offers that you can combine with the sale price to score some really sweet deals!

Holiday Decor– I am sure that by now you have seen the holiday clearance going on at many stores. Places like Target, Walmart and Bed Bath and Beyond are offering items for as much as 90% off! I have found some amazing deals on items this week. One of my biggest tips when it comes to shopping for holiday decor is to look for those items that are not necessarily holiday-themed. I found the cutest Farmhouse decor at Hobby Lobby for 80% off that was labeled “Holiday” but it can be used year round. Of course, you will find super deals on wrapping paper, bows and ornaments so it is always wise to stock up for the next year. I also love to look for those “hidden” gems at store like Walmart and Target. Ziploc bags and holiday themed coffees are some of my favorites! I scored the 18-count boxes of Green Mountain Peppermint K-Cups at Best Buy yesterday for $3.50 a box! Think outside of the box.

Holiday Travel and Hotel Stays– If you are planning on traveling in 2018, January can be a great time to book your travel. I have noticed several airlines offering flights for as low as $29 one way. You can also save as much as 20% off hotel stays. Many places will also offer incentives for booking vacation packages and getaways!

Furniture– Did you know that January is one of the best months to buy furniture? New inventory for most stores arrives in February so they will be clearing out remaining inventory. I would even ask about deals on floor model samples as the stores will be clearing those items out too. You could end up with some amazing deals!

Organizational Items–  I think for many of us, January is a time when we resolve to get more organized. This is a great time to stock up on things like storage bins, calendars, planners and other items to get your life and home organized.

Winter Apparel– Clothing sales are probably one of the biggest sales that we will see during the month of January. Retailers are clearing racks of winter coats and accessories to make room for spring fashions. In many parts of the country we are experiencing very cold weather so this may be a great time to score a deal on that winter coat you have been needing! If nothing else, it is a great time to plan ahead for next winter. I always try to buy a few things for the boys in their next size for the winter months if I can find a great deal.

Televisions– If you have been wanting to upgrade your television, January is a great month to do so. Many stores will offer sales in preparation for the Super Bowl. You may also notice open box televisions or returns from the holiday that you can score for a really great deal. It never hurts to ask about those as well!

Gift Cards– Right after the holidays many people try to exchange gift cards for something that they can use or want. Did you know that sites like Raise.com and Cardpool  offer discounted gift cards? If you are looking to make a purchase at your favorite store why not save and buy a discounted gift card? If you need to sell an unwanted gift card, you can also do that on these sites. I love purchasing discounted gift cards as you can pair them with coupons and money saving offers to really get a great discount on items that you may need.