The holidays are over and it’s prime time for those post-holiday sales. After selflessly spending all of December buying things for everyone else, it’s time to splurge a little bit on yourself, don’t you think? Well, good news: There’s a ton of big-ticket items getting marked down this January as many retailers are offering deep discounts on everything from fitness apparel to beauty products.
What are those items exactly? We recently spoke to Trae Bodge, Splender’s resident smart shopping expert, who gave us the inside scoop on the best things to buy this month. And when shopping with Splender, you’ll receive cash back on every. single. purchase. So you can shop in January and still start 2017 with a flush wallet!
Here’s everything you need to add to your shopping list, stat.
Q: What are the smartest clothing categories to buy in January, if you’re looking for a good price?
Trae: In January, you will find the best prices on winter apparel. It’s deeply discounted because retailers are preparing to clear space for incoming spring merchandise.
Prices on cold-weather gear like coats are going to be significantly reduced this month, which comes just in time for the days when you really need them. Eddie Bauer (4% cash back) has a great selection of down coats in its sale section. For example, this stylish Women’s Ketchum Down Parka is 33% off. Patagonia (4% cash back) also has some incredible sale options. We love this men’s Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover—and it’s 50% off!
Q: Do you anticipate athletic apparel and gym memberships to be discounted by retailers to coincide with New Year’s resolutions?
Trae: Consumers can absolutely expect discounts on athletic apparel and gym memberships to help them keep those New Year’s resolutions. Many of us use the New Year to get serious about our fitness routines, so we often see discounts on anything fitness-related, like apparel, footwear, equipment and gym memberships.
Athleta (6% cash back) is having huge markdowns right now. Great cold-weather items like the Downabout Vest is on sale for $99.99 and the Polartec Powerlift Tight 2.0 is now just $78. In addition, Athleta is offering free shipping and returns on orders over $50. Under Armour (8% cash back) has also discounted much of their fitness apparel. The UA Storm Armour Fleece Team men’s hoodie and the women’s UA SpeedForm Slingshot running shoes are both about 40% off.
Q: Are there any specific beauty categories that would be smart to buy particularly in January?
Trae: Holiday gift sets will be very deeply discounted in January, so it’s a great time to test drive a new brand or purchase a set of travel sizes of a brand you already use.
Beauty junkies should head straight to Sephora (8% cash back) and Ulta (6% cash back) to snatch up the remaining holiday gift sets. We love Sephora’s Creamy Matte Lip Paint & Crayon Set by tarte that features 10 limited-edition lip shades to help you get creative with your winter beauty looks. And this Fresh Start Kit from Ulta combines some of the best products on the market for flawless skin.
Q: Are there any footwear categories that you anticipate being discounted in January, like boots?
Trae: Because winter apparel is often discounted in January and February, you can definitely expect to see winter boots on sale as well.
Get ready for impending snow storms with boots like these Women’s Tivoli II Washed Canvas Boots from Sorel’s (8% cash back) boot sale. They offer serious winter protection with their soft fleece lining and waterproof rubber outsole. For men, these Danner Light II GTX Hiking Boots from Backcountry (8% cash back) will keep you toasty and warm throughout the harsh winter weather season. It doesn’t hurt that they’re 25% off, too!
Ready to start saving in January? Battle the post-holiday blahs with a little something special for yourself this month. So, make sure you hurry and take advantage of these great deals before they’re gone. And don’t forget to shop through Splender.com where you’ll find additional coupons, deals and receive cash back on every purchase.