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Post-Christmas winter is the best time to buy these items

January 10, 2019
You’ll want to buy these 13 items in winter for the best prices.

It’s easy to figure out the best deals during the holidays, but there are actually some great savings to be found all winter long. In fact, there are plenty of non-holiday related items that see their lowest prices during wintertime.

If you aren’t burnt out from from holiday shopping and are hoping to score the best deals of the season, check out these 13 items you’ll want to buy before winter is over.

1. Tools

You might not be thinking about building or construction projects in the middle of winter, but typically, hardware and tools are at their lowest price points during this time of year. Grab any tools you’ve been dying to add to your collection, or purchase supplies for any projects you’ve been planning to finally tackle this coming summer.

Best time to buy: January

Our picks:

Drill Sets – Porter Cable 20V MAX Lithium Ion 8-Tool Combo Kit

Tool Chests – Viper Tool Storage 18-Inch 18G Steel Rolling Tool/Salon Cart, 4-Drawer

Electric Screwdriver – DEWALT 1/4-Inch 7.2-Volt Cordless Two-Position Screwdriver Kit  

2. Fitness gear

Now that January is upon us, so is the season of New Year’s resolutions. Since common resolutions are related to toning up, getting fit, or losing weight, fitness gear and apparel reach all time lows during January. Whether you’re considering buying a gym membership, investing in equipment, or purchasing some workout accessories, you’ll find great deals online and in stores.

Best time to buy: January

Our picks:

Inversion tables – Teeter EP-960 LTD Inversion Table

Exercise bikes – Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

Water bottles – Simple Modern Wave Water Bottle  

3. Bedding and towels

Winter is a great time to upgrade your linens, since the majority of stores are clearing out their inventory in early January. You’ll find markdowns on sheets, blankets, duvets, towels, and other linen basics throughout winter. You may even find sales for up to 70% off original prices on name brand linens.

Best time to buy: January

Our picks:

Sheets – Pinzon 400-Thread-Count Egyptian Cotton Sateen Hemstitch Sheet Set

Towels – Superior 900 GSM Luxury Bathroom 6-Piece Towel Set  

4. Cruises and vacations

People love to vacation in the summer, but January is actually the perfect time to slip away. Not only will you escape the cold weather, but you’ll also score some of the lowest deals on vacation packages—especially cruises.

Best time to buy: January

5. TVs

Sure, there are great deals on TVs on Black Friday, but you’ll score some of the best prices on TVs toward the end of January. Why? It’s the end of football season, which means Super Bowl viewing parties. To help celebrate the big (and widely televised) game, many major online and in-store retailers offer incredible deals on big screen TVs.

Best time to buy: End of January

Our picks:

Smart TVs – Samsung Curved 65″ 4K UHD 7 Series Smart TV 2018

4k TVs –  LG Electronics 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Curved TVs – Samsung Curved 65″ QLED 4K UHD 7 Series Smart TV 2018  

6. Furniture

Are you in the market for a new couch or dining room set? With new furniture models and styles hitting the showrooms in February, last year’s models often go on sale in win. terFind some of the best deals and lowest markdowns on popular styles and brands throughout the end of February.

Best time to buy: February

7. Chocolate and candy

After Christmas, you’ll find initial sales on holiday-themed candy and chocolate. Wait until February, however, for the lowest prices. Once Valentine’s Day passes, you’ll find all your favorite sweets marked down at the best prices of the year.

Best time to buy: February

8. Winter clothing and accessories

Wait until February to buy any styles you wished you’d had this winter. Stores will be pushing winter apparel off of shelves to make room for spring styles. This is a great time to buy jackets for next year (especially for growing kids) or find awesome deals on winter boots and accessories.

Best time to buy: February

9. Mattresses

If your back is aching from your ancient mattress, hold out just a couple more months until President’s Day sales bring mattresses down to their lowest price points. You’ll find great name brands and popular foam and spring mattresses for a steal.

Best time to buy: February

Our pick:

Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam Mattress  

10. Tax Software

It may not be the most exciting item you ever purchased, but purchasing tax software will help you receive the maximum amount back on your tax returns. Tax software tends to go on sale for the lowest prices during the month of February, so get a jump start on your taxes by purchasing software in early February.

Best time to buy: February

11. Jewelry

If you can wait until after Valentine’s Day to purchase jewelry, you’ll be rewarded. Since a large number of people buy jewelry in February, by March, jewelry sales slow down, leading to great deals. Think ahead and buy next year’s Christmas present or search for an early gift for Mother’s Day.

Courtney Johnston is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. BestReviews and its newspaper partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links.

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