Frugal Challenge-What to Buy in January

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January has the best deals on holiday-related items with markdowns at 50% to 90% off of everything from decorations to candy and wrapping paper.

Produce that is in season, Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, grapefruit, leeks, lemons, oranges, papayas, tangelos, and tangerines, pears, carrots, celery, and kale.


Holidays and events,

New Years’, Watch for sales on fireworks and poppers to use on the 4th of July. And if you have someone graduating this year grab 2020 stuff now for graduation parties


Diets and fitness, Gyms usually run specials this time of year ( only get a gym membership if you plan on using it) Before you get a gym membership look and see if you can do a workout program at home, Diet foods, exercise equipment, and fitness gear.


Winter health, cold medicines, vitamins, cold and flu products, chapsticks, and dry skin lotions.


Winter White sales, Bedding, linens, towels, etc.


Clarence items, Christmas items When buying the marked-down items look for wrapping paper that can be used throughout the year ( solid colors or patterned, etc). Red items that can be used for Valentine’s day ( Ribbons, candles, wrapping paper). Candies that can be eaten or chopped and used in cookies and muffins, gingerbread house kits ( you can do them now with your kids, make them up for valentines day, or freeze for next year or a rainy day project), stuffed animals ( can use for gifts throughout the year), the cologne and perfume sets in your favorite fragrances, things that you need for next year, toys and don’t forget to think outside the box.


Some toys and games will also be on clearance sale. If you have upcoming birthdays you might want to pick up what you need now if it is on clearance sale.


One Reply to “Frugal Challenge-What to Buy in January”

  1. NRP & Blue

    When people ask me how I shop….
    My reply… SALES.

    I’m not sure how many out there were/are in the Retail Business, and before you get mad at me, I do appreciate all of you, BUT what is the common markup on items?
    When I can walk through the Big Box stores and see things on sale for, as Connie said “50% to 90% off” I need to wonder about all the rest of that “stuff”, How much am I paying I don’t need to?
    And again, yes I understand the need for stores to “make money” but does Bonzo really need to be a Trillionaire on my dime? Does Wally World need to profit $1.435 BILLION a day,

    So do I shop Sales, you bet your bootie I do. 99.99% of the time if I want something, I wait till I can get it on sale…… Even Groceries