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11 Products That Go on Super Sale in January

Did you miss Black Friday? No worries at all. There are some items that have the best prices in January.

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To this day, we like to brag about the snow boots we bought in March 2016 for $29, reduced from $150. They were the warmest, most durable snow boots ever. The reason for our big steal? Items go on sale seasonally. But not everything is so obvious as winter boots sold in the spring. Here are items that are traditionally—and surprisingly—discounted in January. Find out the best time of year to get deals on these 43 things.
Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.

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Gym memberships

Gyms will be running specials all month long to try to entice new members, says Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with “But if you want until the end of the month to sign up, you might find a better discount compared with the beginning,” Ramhold says. As a result, you could find yourself signing a contract that waives select fees which can add up to $100 onto your annual membership. Find out the 13 tricks to making your resolutions stick.

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Fitness equipment


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If you’d prefer to workout at home, January is a great time to shop for fitness equipment on sale, Ramhold says. “Throughout the month, we’ll see more fitness deals compared with any other time of the year, and more staff pick-worthy offers as well—those are the deals that are the best-of-the-best,” she says. Try this indoor spin bike for an incredible workout.

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Bigger ticket items like televisions will be going on sale at the end of the month. “Keep a close eye on prices as the Super Bowl nears,” says Kimberly Palmer, personal finance expert at NerdWallet. (This year’s is on February 2.) “Big box stores usually offer their best discounts during the lead-up to it,” she says. Consider picking up a universal remote like this smart remote that pairs with over 650,000 devices to go with your new TV.

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Bedding and towels


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Watch for so-called “white sales” during January, Ramhold says. They could start as early as January 1st, and run through the entire month. When you see these sales pop up, expect to save up to 75 percent off bedding and towels, as well as other home items, including rugs and mirrors.


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Winter coats and boots


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Winter may be far from over in January, but retailers are already preparing for spring, planning their displays and needing to move merchandise to make way for new warmer weather arrivals. Deals are expected to be up to 60 percent off, says Andrea Woroch, a consumer savings expert at We’re hoping that extends to this Universal Thread parka.


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Since home sales tend to peak in fall and in summer, the price for carpeting and flooring also peaks during this time. Conversely, when home sales slow in January, it’s a good time to find a great deal on an area rug like this one.

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Broadway tickets

If you’ve been waiting until now to see Hamilton, then now’s the time to buy your tickets (hopefully!). NYC Broadway Week runs January 21 to February 9 and patrons can snag two-for-one tickets on a variety of shows, Ramhold says. Whatever show you see, keep these hidden lessons from our favorite Broadway shows in mind.

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Holiday decor


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Head to the stores at the beginning of January for this one, Ramhold says. “The longer you wait, the less you’ll have to choose from,” Ramhold says. Michael’s has already cut prices on outdoor decorations like this one by 50 percent. Post-Christmas, expect stores like Target to cut between 70 to 75 percent off, while home improvement stores like Lowe’s could take as much as 85 percent off.


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Missed Black Friday? Those are usually the best deals of the year in this category, but you can also get some pretty great steals right after the Consumer Electronics Show (January 5 to 10). Wait until the end of the show to make your purchase, when the new models are announced and the older models, like these Apple Earpods, are likely to be discounted. Find out 45 cool tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.





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Since manufacturers usually release their new designs in February, the current inventory needs to be cleared in January. That means most of the furniture will be on sale this month. Want to save even more? Look for the darker colors, as these are associated with fall and winter, and will tend to be discounted even further. Keep your eye on this Ladlow 90″ Fabric Sofa if you’re looking to redecorate. If organizing is on your to-do list, you’ll want to know these 50 genius organizing tips.


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You can score skincare products at an average of 28 percent off in January, says Sara Skirboll, shopping and trend expert with RetailMeNot. “Much like the fitness category, as shoppers are working to better their workout routines, many are also wanting to revamp and upgrade their beauty regimens,” she says. “From upgrading skincare to cosmetic and beauty tools, January will offer great discounts on all forms of beauty and skincare.” Consider snagging Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser. Consider making one of these 13 life-changing resolutions for the upcoming year.

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Danielle Braff
Danielle Braff regularly covers travel, health and lifestyle for Reader's Digest. Her articles have also been published in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe and other publications. She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a master's degree in musicology from Oxford University in England. Danielle is based in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and two children. See her recent articles at You can follow her on Facebook @Danielle.Karpinos, Twitter @daniellebraff, and Instagram at danikarp.