After the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping is finally over, you may be looking for ways to save now more than any other time of the year. Some strategic shopping done in January will set you up for serious savings in the long term. For example, while everyone else is paying top dollar on spring clothing, you’ll find amazing prices on winter staples you will still need for the cold months ahead. Here is our complete list of the most affordable things to buy this month, most of which you can find with Cash Back at Ebates.
Keep Your Fitness Resolutions
Looking to get ripped and trimmed for 2016? Retailers know this is prime time for clearing out their stock of fitness equipment and it is priced to move. Look for sitewide sales and discounts from both sporting goods brands and department stores alike. We’ve also noticed that many gyms offer amazing New Year’s discounts on a gym membership that could keep you motivated to move.
Grow Your Winter Wardrobe
As we mentioned, most people are ready to start shopping for spring clothes this time of year simply because they are starting to debut in their favorite stores. Don’t be tempted to purchase your entire warm weather wardrobe now. Instead, find amazing clearance on winter staples at a variety of clothing stores. In fact, due to warmer temperatures this season, many brands are experiencing an overstock on coats and sweaters. This means big savings for you!
File For Less
Tax season may be months away, but those W-2s will be in your mailbox in no time and it’s always a good idea to get a jump start on filing. We’ve seen great deals in January of past years on income tax software and services so keep an eye out. Just be sure that the deal includes the cost of filing your state taxes as well. That often requires an extra fee. Always read the fine print.
Update With Fine Furnishings
January is also notorious for bringing major furniture clearance sales. Some sales go from 40% to even 75% off regular prices. New year, new living room!
Deck the Halls Next Year
Obviously, retailers will be almost giving away holiday decor this time of year just to clear it out of stores. Take advantage and get ambitious about next year’s decorating! This is the perfect time to splurge on a 20-foot LED reindeer.
Take Your TV Watching Up a Notch
4K TV prices are bound to plummet after CES early this month, where new models are slated to be announced. This past Black Friday was the first time we saw significant savings on 4K TVs as well, which usually means the savings will continue.
Take a Hike
On January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all national parks will offer admission for precisely zero dollars. This means you can visit the most popular parks with fees normally at about $12 per person including Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Olympic National Park. Explore wide open spaces without leaving one in your wallet.
Prices and Cash Back percentages are subject to change.