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Joyous January Savings
by Nadia Ali
It’s a New Year and what better way to kick start a year of savings. Did you know that January is the best time of the year to shop for Christmas items, toys, winter clothing, gym memberships, fitness equipment, linens, and electronics? So, let’s check it out!
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Christmas on the Cheap
You’ve seen the Christmas clearance areas of shops where all the stuff you were eager to buy in December is now at rock bottom prices. I know it’s hard to look at Christmas again so soon after, but it really is worth your while. The expensive boxed Christmas cards you wanted are now half price or less (up to 75% off), so go on get those cards. While you are there help yourself to the fancy holiday decorations, tinsel, lights, ornaments and stocking filler. Come December you’ll be the envy of your friends and family.
Now is definitely the time to stock up on toys, educational games, dolls, and get them all at discounted prices. Even the hottest dolls and accessories from your favorite family Disney movie, so surprise your little love for her birthday and save money with a cut price toy. And, there are deals to found on Hot Wheels and interactive toys for the little boy in your life. You can even check out the goodies for outdoor play with everything from pools, swing sets, and bicycles.
Brrr, its cold outside but retailers are already looking at what to bring in for their spring collection, so winter clothing goes on sale every January. You can enjoy savings on men’s, women and children wear. So, grab a coat, scarf and gloves for starters, then get those boots you've always wanted.
A New Year is all about getting into better shape and if you go to a gym you will see for yourself how crowded it is. January is the best time of year when gyms battle it out to get you to become a member. They are willing to cut membership fees to get you in their door.
Get Fit at Home
If you want to get fit in the comfort of your own home the January sales are notorious for fitness exercise equipment. In some stores, you can get up to 70% off. So, get your gym shoes on and run over to the sport section of your favorite store and check out their exercise bikes, treadmills, home gyms, weights, workout videos, and lots more.
In preparation for spring cleaning, get ready now with some great savings on sheets, pillowcases, mattress covers, blankets and quilts. A January "White Sale" includes not only bedding, but also kitchen and bath towels. There are lots of styles, colors and prints to choose from and you can even go to the premier shops to find great deals on designer brands.
It’s almost time for the debut of the 2015 models for tech consumers, which can only mean one thing. Time to put the older models on sale. Look at phones, laptops, tablets, and cameras, but do pay attention to when the newer models are scheduled for release as the discounted prices deepen on the older models the closer it gets.
So, get out there and enjoy some Joyous January Savings!
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Editor's Note: January is also the best month for furniture discounts as stores get ready for new merchandise arriving in February. Check out our Annual Sale Calendar for more items that may be on sale this month and throughout the year!
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