Best Deals in January (and What to Avoid!)

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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 an item or two to return, you will find great deals in select categories as retailers attempt to clear space for spring merchandise.

The strongest categories will be during White Sales, on men’s apparel, anything in the “New Year/New You” category, and TVs (pre-Superbowl).

The experts at Slickdeals predict that deal activity will peak around mid-January during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, so stay sharp.

Here are some of the best deals in January (and which “deals” to avoid!):

Men’s Apparel

Men will score big this month with deals at many major apparel retailers. We’re seeing deals ranging from 20% off all the way to clearance-level sales.

January Deals on Men’s Apparel Save 30% off markdowns with code SURPRISE.

Topman: Save up to 70% off online and in-store

Men’s Wearhouse: Save 20% off $100 or $100 off $500 through 1/31.

Destination XL: Get up to 75% off during the semi-annual clearance sale.

Jos. A. Bank: Get $20 off $100 or $75 off $500 through 1/31.

White Sales

Since the late 1800s, January has been the month of “white sales”, when everything from sheets to towels to pillows goes on sale.

Many retailers participate, which means you can find bed and bath items slashed up to 50% off at stores, like Pottery Barn and Macy’s.

January Deals on White Sales

Pottery Barn: Get 20% Off Bedding & Bath

JC Penney: Save an extra 20% off home with code Sale4

Macy’s: White Sale & Clearance + an extra 20% Off with Code: JOY

QVC: White Sale items from $11. Through 1/16.

Pottery Barn Kids: Save 25-60% off Kids & Baby.

Fitness Gear and Active Wear

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 and all those holiday parties didn’t help matters.

This month, you’ll find deals on memberships at your local gym, on fitness equipment, workout apparel, and fitness coaching, so it’s the perfect time to start the year off right.

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January Deals on Fitness Gear and Active Wear Save an extra 25% off Clearance + free shipping with Code: SAVE25. Expires Jan 5

Adidas: Save 15% off sitewide + free shipping.

Road Runner Sports: Save up to 30% off select Garmin fitness monitors with code C8X1X997 through 1/16.

Academy Sports: Save up to 50% off select fitness equipment through 2/9.

Walmart: Gold’s Gym gear sale including weights and weight benches.

Squatmaster: Save 25% off a Squatmaster with code SQ25.

Aditalang: Save 25% off $40 for the digital book, “SuperPowers: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Health and Happiness” and workout video with the code HOLIDAYDEAL.

Team Kattouf: Save 30% off select products with code teamk030Products include: 5-Round Fury and Balance supplements and K II Kookie/Brownie Bar® Triple Threat bars.



With the Superbowl on February 7th, we’ll see TV sales like we do every year. Prices may be slightly higher than on Black Friday, but if you missed that big sale weekend, it’s worth a look now. If you have a specific model in mind, set a deal alert on Slickdeals so you’ll be notified when your item goes on sale.

January Deals on TVs

Walmart: 50″ VIZIO D50x-G9 4K UHD HDR Smart TV w/ Chromecast – $298 (regular price $428)

Walmart: 32″ Samsung UN32J4000 720p HD LED TV – Walmart – $127.99 + Free Shipping (regular price $199)

Costco: 50″ Hisense 50R7050E R7 Series 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart LED HDTV $259.99 + Free Shipping (regular price $299)

Sam’s Club: Members can get the Philips 65″ 4K HDR Flat FLED Ultra HD Smart Television, model no. 65PFL5903/F7 for $499, which is $350 off.

BJ’s: Samsung 75″ 4K UHD Smart LED TV, Additional Warranty Included (75NU710D): $1,279.99 (after clipless coupon savings of $300)

Samsung 55″ 4K QLED Smart LED TV, Additional Warranty Included (55Q65): $999.99 (after clipless coupon savings of $300)

Samsung 65″ 4K QLED Smart LED TV, Additional Warranty Included (65Q65): $1,499.99 (after clipless coupon savings of $500)

Samsung 75″ 4K QLED UHD Smart, Additional Warranty Included (75Q65): $2,299.99 (after clipless coupon savings of $900)

BJ’s: LG 65″ 4K UHD Smart LED TV (65UK6090): $599.99 (after clipless coupon savings of $400)

LG 75″ 4K UHD Smart HDR LED TV, Additional Warranty Included (75UK6190): $1,099.99 (after clipless coupon savings of $200)

LG 55″ 4K UHD Smart LED TV, Additional Warranty Included (55UK6090): $399.99 (after clipless coupon savings of $150)

*BJ’s Perks Members earn up to 10% cash back on TVs for a limited time.* Get free shipping on all TVs purchased on through 2/13/19.

What Not to Buy in January


Toys were hot last month, but you probably won’t see many worthwhile toy deals this month, unless they are holiday-specific items. 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, during President’s Day sales. If February is too soon for your budget, mattress deals will likely return in May, over Memorial Day weekend, and in September, over Labor Day weekend.


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