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The Best Things To Buy In January

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Waiting until just the right moment to buy something is one of the best things you can do to save money.

Bath and Bed Linens

Do you know where the term “White Sales” originated?  Here’s a history lesson for you.

In 1878, John Wanamaker introduced the first “White Sale” when he wanted to increase his sales during the slow winter months and offered a discount on bed linens (which at the time were only available in white).

Thus, January is the month when department stores host “white sales” to clear out their existing inventory of sheets, towels, blankets and more.   Look for bedding discounts up to 50-70% from such retailers as Kohl’s, Target, and Macy’s.  Savings will be especially deep on clearance items.

Fitness Equipment / Gym Memberships

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As many people have losing weight as their new years resolution, retailers slash prices on fitness equipment (even large ones like treadmills) in January to lure consumers.

For the same reason, January is usually a good time to sign up for a gym membership.  Many gyms offer special rates and other perks such as no sign up fees or free personal training sessions (don’t be afraid to ask if they don’t outright offer it).

Be sure not to lock yourself into a long term agreement if you’re unsure you’ll use it for the whole year.  Also, it is wise to read of all of the fine print when signing up.

Gift Cards

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Lots of people receive gifts cards during the holiday season, with many now looking to get rid of their unwanted ones for cash.  Check out various gift card exchange websites to buy at a discounted rate.

Here are a few to try out:

  • Raise.com (<- Get a $5 credit for using this link to sign up!)
  • Gyft.com
  • eBay

They usually sell for up to 35% less than face value, although ~10% seems to be the norm for more popular stores. The more in demand a card is, the less of a discount you will get.

Jewelry / Watches

Business is typically slow for jewelers right after Christmas until Valentine’s Day, so you are likely to find some great deals during this time.

As far as watches go,  January is, too, a better than usual time to buy.  This is largely due to a variety of deals from retailers such as Amazon, Ashford, and The Watchery.  You’ll likely see discounts on brands such as Casio, Timex, Movado, and TAG Heuer.

Honorable Mention:
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Tax Software
  • TVs & Electronics – just before the Super Bowl, retailers normally discount their selections of HDTVs and other home-theater essentials (such as soundbars)
  • Video Games
  • Winter Clothing

MSQ Memorial Day Sales Roundup

American Eagle

Through 5/30

Get 25-50% off + free shipping on the AEO collection

Best Buy

Best Buy Co, Inc.

Memorial Day 4-Day Sale on Select Music, Online Offer, Ends Monday

Shop the Memorial Day 4-Day Sale, Ends Monday

Save up to 35% on Major Appliance Top Deals, Plus Free Delivery on Major Appliance Purchases $399 and Up

Cabelas

Memorial Day Sale Top Deals – Save Up to 60%
10% Off + Free Shipping over $99 with code 56SALUTE

DaySpring

Memorial Day Sale Banner Big list

DiscountMags

Bundle and Save this Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th through May 30th)! Pick 5 Magazines for $20!

Groupon

Through 5/30

Home Depot

Check out the deals here

Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack Sale on Now

Jos A Bank

Memorial Day Sale

Through 5/31

Get an extra 50% off select clearance items

+ Most non-clearance items are Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Kohls

memorial day weekend sale. shop now.

Through 5/30

Online + In-Store

Get $10 off a $25 purchase when you use the code SUPERSAVER at checkout

+ Save an extra 15% with code TREEBUD at checkout

JCPenney

Through May 30th

Online + In-Store

Get $10 off a $25 purchase when you use the code BUYNOW7 at checkout

Macys

Memorial day sale. Extra twenty five percent off clearance. Prices shown reflect extra savings. Exclusions apply.

Through May 30

Get 15-20% off select purchases when you use the code MEMDAY at checkout

Raise

Memorial Day - Sale Extra 5% Off - Use Code 5BLUE

Redbox

Zoolander 2TMNT

$1 off movie or game rental with code 4ADQLK3U

Shopkick

Swagbucks

It's heating up, and we're counting down

Toys R Us

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