Now that the Holidays are over, you might need a break from shopping. But, just in case you still have a touch of the shopping bug or you have to visit a store or two to return things any way, this month happens to be a strong month to save while you shop. Retailers bring in a lot of merchandise in anticipation of the holiday rush, and they will be anxious to clear space for spring merchandise if they have excess stock. While there will be sales on and off all month, the experts at deal site Slickdeals.net, found the majority of the deals peaking around mid-January during Martin Luther King weekend. Here’s what we know right now.
We expect the most robust sale category to be men’s apparel. Last year, more than 30% of the top deals at Slickdeals were in this category, from retailers like Nike, J. Crew Factory, Macy’s and Walmart.
Macy’s: 20% off holiday sale with code TWODAY. Valid 1/14-1/15
REI – holiday clearance up to 50% off
Target – Extra 20% off Clearance Apparel
Jos A Bank: Clearance sale – suits $79, dress shirts for $15 – valid through 1/11
Men’s Wearhouse – Save $30 off orders over $100. Through 1/11
Bonobos Men’s – Save up to 50% off final sale items. Through 1/14
Land’s End – Save up to 50% off during the Great Winter Sale. Through 1/31
If you’re ready to start thinking about tax time this early in the year, it could be to your advantage. There are typically an abundance of tax prep and tax software deals from retailers like Staples, Amazon and Costco.
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H&R Block and United Way: United Way and H&R Block offer 2017 Federal and State Tax Return Filing for those with Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less for Free
Since the late 1800s, January has been the month of “white sales”, when all manner of linens go on sale. Many retailers participate, which means you can find bed and bath items slashed up to 60% off from stores like Kohl’s, Target, and Macy’s.
Macy’s: 25% off winter weekend sale with code STYLE 1/18-1/21
The Company Store: End of Season sale – save 20% with code X17SAVE through 1/9
Bed, Bath & Beyond: Get up to a $50 gift card with select Aerobed purchases. Through 1/12
Burlington: Save 50% off any order with code AJER587W. Through 1/10
West Elm: Save up to 20% off bedding collections. Through 1/11
Pottery Barn: Annual White Sale – 20% off bedding and towels
New Year, New You
It sounds cliché, but this is the time of year that we think about taking better care of ourselves. Last years’ resolutions may have fallen by the wayside throughout the year, and the snacks, drinks and sweets at all those holiday parties compounded the issue. It’s the perfect time to get back up on that horse!
My Protein: New Customers, 30% off. No expiration
Vitamin Shoppe: $8 off 5lb Optimum Gold Standard Whey
Sweaty Betty: Save 20% off your purchase. Expires 1/17
Yoga Download: Save 40% off your order. Expires 1/23
Gold’s Gym: Save 50% off select apparel. Through 2/24
Athleta: Save 20% off your next order with code L1B9B9BHBXTW. Through 1/11
What not to buy
Toys were hot during the holidays, but you probably won’t see many worthwhile toy deals this month. The good news is your little ones are probably set for a while with all of their holiday gifts.
Great deals on mattresses occur in February, when Presidents Day sales bring discounts. For instance, in 2017, Mattress Firm offered up to $500 off storewide. This year, Presidents Day is Feb. 19, so wait another month if you’re in the market for a new mattress.
If February is too soon for your budget, mattress deals will return in May, over Memorial Day weekend, and in September, over Labor Day weekend.
If you’re concerned about your credit, you can check your three credit reports for free once a year. To track your credit more regularly, Credit.com’s free Credit Report Card is an easy-to-understand breakdown of your credit report information that uses letter grades—plus you get two free credit scores updated each month.