Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Where the Deals Will Be in January

At the beginning of each month this year, I am going to post where you can expect to see deals that month.  Some things traditionally go on special every year like clockwork.
That way you can be on the look out for sales on certain products that go on special every year at that time.
So let's get started with January's bargains!

*January is all about diet & health products.  All that celebrating makes us want to get back to eating less/healthier and exercising.  Brands associated with low-cal foodstuffs go on sale.

*There are also deals on OTC medicines, vitamins and such as we go into flu season.

*The end of the Holidays also signals deep cuts on the prices of Christmas merchandise.  Don't forget everyday items with Holiday decorations/themes also being discounted(ie-napkins, plastic bags, boxes of cookies, baking mixes with red/green or holiday images).

*January is also a big organizing month, so look for deals on organizing supplies and containers.

*End of the month is Super Bowl so look for junk food deals toward the end of January.  Better yet, buy some of the diet foods or look for healthier ways to do the junk food thing.



Is National Oatmeal Month: Quaker and other brands of hot cereals go on sale.

Diet Foods: Brands such as Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs.  Also Slim-Fast and other diet aids.  Non-processed foods like Yogurt too.

Super Bowl Sunday: Soda, Chips, Dips, Cheese, Sandwich Items, Crackers, Snacks, Wings  There is usually a Pepsico brands deal and/or Coke deal.  Frito-Lay brands, Cracker Barrel cheese and Nabisco crackers.

Seasonal Produce: Oranges, Pears, Grapefruit, Tangerines, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Kale, Kiwi, Avocado, Cabbage, Spinach
Best prices on fresh product this month on these items as well as some of the root veggies like Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Rutabagas, Beets.

Clearance: Christmas Decorations, Toys, Wrapping Papers, anything everyday items with a Holiday packaging too.  Some Winter clothing begins to be discounted this month as well.
Alex M. adds to look for good high-end(gift quality?)soaps to go on sale....Fall/Holiday scents.

Winter Health: Cold Medicines and Vitamins  Look for cough drops, OTC flu and cough meds, facial tissue sales.

Bedding/White Sales: Judy remembered that Jan. is also White Sales Month--Linens/Bedding.  Look for really good deals on Flannel and Polar Fleece bed sheets!
If you know of an item or category of products that go on sale in January, feel free to leave a comment and I'll add it to the list.



  1. This is the time we stock up on good quality bar soap -- like from Marshalls or TJ Maxx. The Christmas/Fall scents are marked down and those are the ones we prefer. Can't get my guy to use anything floral!

  2. Dont forget to check sheets! I was able to pick up flannel sheets with snowmen, snowflakes and I think reindeer for 8 something a set for twin and 10 for Queen. So I already have a set for everyone one in the house for next year for Christmas plus I picked up a set for my Niece for her Wedding Shower. Hey everyone needs flannel sheets in PA

  3. So that's why Cracker Barrel was on such a good sale... I love their cheese, but cant afford it most times. Thanks for the list!

  4. I buy tissue paper for the year after Christmas. If you don't use the red and green together, it does not look Christmasy. The white packages are on sale too.

    Tea candles are amazingly cheap after Christmas. And, they are not Christmas themed.

    At Lowe's one year I bought a lifetime supply of Christmas cords and outdoor floodlight contraptions for 90% off. Christmas green extension cords don't bother me.

    Every year, I buy Christmas dish towels and give them to my children to use during the season that year. I Don't think my children are thrilled, but the grandchildren love them.

    Polar Fleece sheets? I have fallen in love with them already!

    1. I meant I buy Christmas dish towels in January on sale and give them the next Christmas.

  5. Ohhhhh, I love this post.
    And when in the hell did we get an oatmeal month? When is toilet plunger month?


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