With the holidays now behind us, bargains are popping up on a handful of products this January.
Retailers are anxious to clear out seasonal products and gift sets that are only in demand during the holidays. In addition, they are hoping to entice customers into buying items that are perennially popular at the start of the year, such as products that help folks stick to their New Year’s resolutions, survive the worst of winter or enjoy the height of football season.
Following are some goods that typically have bargain prices as a new year dawns.
Year after year, getting fit and losing weight are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Retailers know this only too well, which is why they offer fitness equipment at discounted prices during January.
Look for deals on treadmills in particular, as they are the most popular type of fitness machine in the U.S., according to Consumer Reports. For example, the Bowflex Treadmill 10 is on sale for $1,699.99 at Best Buy — a savings of $300.
In addition to getting physically fit, January is a great time to get your wallet in better shape. For more, check out “Boost Your Financial Fitness With These 11 Small Money Moves.”
Small kitchen appliances
Health-conscious folks often pledge to eat better in the new year. That means cutting back on restaurant meals in favor of preparing more healthful fare at home.
As shoppers head to the store to look for small kitchen appliances, retailers mark down these products to make them more attractive.
Right now, you can get the Chefman Toast-Air Dual-Function Air Fryer and Toaster Oven — normally $139 — for $79 at Walmart.
January is the month when football fans — both college and pro — spend hours in front a TV watching the season’s most important games. Knowing this, retailers slash the prices of TVs, especially shortly before the Super Bowl.
Televisions are also in the spotlight this month due to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Las Vegas metro area, which describes itself as “the most influential tech event in the world.” As new televisions are unveiled to the public, retailers look to rid themselves of older models.
Best Buy is selling the Insignia 55-inch Class F30 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV for $279.99, a savings of $170 off the normal price.
January is the coldest month of the year in many places across the country, and that means dry air is unavoidable for millions. If you suffer from sinus issues, chapped lips and dry skin, you might seek out a humidifier for a little relief.
Amazon has a range of humidifiers on sale right now — including the AquaOasis Cool Mist Humidifier at 40% off.
January “white sales” are a retail mainstay that stretches back many years.
In fact, the tradition stretches back to the 19th century and was instituted as a way to increase business during what was a slow period following the holidays. So, this month can be the perfect time to purchase new bedding.
Right now, for example, you will find bedding on sale at department stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy’s as well as home goods retailers ranging from At Home and HomeGoods to Riley Home and The Company Store.
Personal care products
During the holidays, retailers package personal care items and cosmetics as gift sets. Not all of these items sell, of course, and that can mean discounts for lucky shoppers during after-Christmas sales and into January.
Finally, stalwart bargain hunters rush out to stores beginning Dec. 26 in search of deeply discounted holiday items.
Retailers want to get rid of these items ASAP, so the bargains here can be among the biggest of the season.