If you’re in the market for coats, fitness equipment, video games or other items, get ready to hit the stores for some of the best deals of the year.
Winter apparel and anything holiday themed: Discounts on winter clothing and holiday themed items – Christmas trees, decorations, etc. – will go up to 80 percent off throughout the month as retailers try to clear space, says Trae Bodge, senior editor of The Real Deal by RetailMeNot.
Beauty and personal care items: Expect to see clearance prices on holiday beauty gift sets including some prestige brands that don’t often offer discounts, Bodge said.
Shoes: Trend watchers at CreditDonkey.com say you can also find discounts on shoes in the range of 20 to 25 percent off.
Video games: Bodge has also found good discounts on video games. Gaming consumers who did not get what they wanted for the holidays can take advantage of discounts that are 30 to 40 percent higher than those normally seen at this time of year.
Fitness equipment, gym memberships and workout DVDs: Retailers try to appeal to our post-holiday desire to get in shape, Bodge said.
Carpeting, flooring and furniture: You can also dress up your home with some big-ticket items since retailers make space for spring merchandise. Furniture discounts are 50 percent higher in January than the average savings for the rest of the year, Bodge said.
Large appliances and electronics: According to CreditDonkey experts, you can find savings on large appliances around 30 percent off and electronics shoppers can anticipate drops of up to 20 percent off on last year’s TV models.