January comes on the heels of the busy holiday season and Black Friday and the huge retail sales that go with them. Hence, most people don’t see the month as a great time to save money while buying things they need. But like November and December, you can find amazing deals in January. Here’s what to buy in January without going beyond your budget.
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Play Things For Kids
In this category, Target, an online and in-store for everything from electronics and groceries to clothing is typically the forerunner. The brand traditionally hosts the first of its semi-yearly toy sales in January. Other retailers also do the same, to sell off any leftover games or toys holiday shoppers didn’t buy.
Discounts may be particularly good since these items were already steep discounts even before December. You can find these deals on Kohl’s, Target, or even Amazon online marketplace. Potential savings for children playing things can be between 40% to 50%.
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Small Kitchen Utensils
Expect sales at home goods stores, departmental stores, and retailers discount smaller kitchen equipment, such as microwaves, blenders, and air fryers. However, it may not be an appropriate time for major appliances. So, you should wait until Presidents Day for those other ones.
Open Box Electronics
Retailers offer shoppers extra discounts on open box devices that buyers have opened but returned unused. Generally, not everyone wants electronic gifts. Hence, there are bound to be returns of these items.
While there may be a limited selection, it’s still worth checking for discounts on smart home tech, tablets, and smartwatches. Open box electronic deals are available on Amazon, Best Buy Outlets, and Walmart. You can save between 40% to 60% on these types of deals.
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Home and Office Furniture
Furniture stores usually get new inventory in February. So, retailers are looking to clear their showrooms to make space for the most recent pieces. When shopping, look for closeout prices on darker colors that are more fall and winter fabrics. Ethan Allen, Ikea, and Ashley are great places to find furniture deals in January.
Linens and Towels
January sales on bath products and bedding have been the United States ‘ tradition since John Wanamaker, the retail pioneer, held the first white sales in 1878. You’ll often find deals on bedspreads, duvets, sheets, and towels throughout January. Some brands run their white sales all through January while others focus their discount sales on a particular day.
So, be sure to ask sales representatives or check their website to find out if there’s a discount sale for January. You can find the best towels and linens deals on Bloomingdale’s, Crate & Barrel, and JCPenney.
Even after missing the black Friday television offers, usually the best of the year, you can still find great prices on January sales. That’s because retail shops are trying to sell off their old stocks so they can make room for the television models the consumer electronics industry introduces every January at the CES tech trade event.
While the selection won’t be as wide as that of black Friday, you should still see good brands with great discounts. You can find good January television deals at Costco, Newegg, and Sam’s Club.
In the first month of the year, retailers are eager to sell off any items that didn’t sell during the festive period. That’s because they’re already thinking about spring. So, the six things covered here are what to buy in January without going beyond your budget. That’s because you can get them at a great discount.
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