Here’s How You Can Get Seasonal Clearance Items for up to 90% Off!

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As we step into the new year, savvy shoppers are in for a treat with January clearance sales. Popular retailers such as Walmart, Target, Kohls, and more are clearing space for new inventory, making it the perfect time to snag incredible deals at low prices. From Christmas decorations at 90% off to electronics and everyday essentials, this is a chance to grab seasonal items at unbelievably low prices!

Next, we will answer the following questions:

  1. Why is January considered the best time to buy clearance items?
  2. What kind of items can you find on sale?
  3. Are the discounts worth it in January for Christmas items?
  4. How long do these post-Christmas sales usually last?
  5. What stores participate in these clearance sales?
  6. Is it better to shop in-store or online for the best deals?

Why is January considered the best time to buy clearance items?

January is considered the best time to buy items on clearance for several reasons. Firstly, it follows the holiday season, during which many retailers stock up on inventory to meet the increased demand. After Christmas, these retailers aim to clear out remaining stock to make room for new merchandise, allowing consumers to benefit from significant discounts.

What kind of items can you find on sale?

Here is a list of the best items to buy in January to score low prices:

  1. Many retailers set TVs at low prices to clear out the excess inventory for new models about to arrive in early spring and prepare for the biggest TV event of the year – the Super Bowl. Start looking for Super Bowl TV deals in January until the big game on February 11, 2024. Check out Target, Walmart, and Best Buy to compare prices. 
  2. Target and Walmart have their toy clearance sale in January, where you can find toys for  70% to 90% off!
  3. Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale runs in-store and online from December 26 to January 19, where you can find body care products for 75% off.
  4. Underwear, bras, and pajamas will be over 50% off in the Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale.
  5. Winter clearance shoes and apparel hit up to 90% off this month. We see tons of markdowns in January from big stores like Kohl’s, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Carhartt and Under Armour.
  6. Bedding and linens are up to 80% off at Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Target.
  7. Those looking to join a gym in the new year can join Planet Fitness for a startup fee of 24 cents and $10 a month for a classic membership. Additionally, many retailers offer low prices on gym equipment such as treadmills, weights, and apparel throughout January.

Are the discounts worth it in January for Christmas items?

Yes, the discounts on Christmas items in January can be substantial. Retailers often mark down holiday-themed products significantly to clear out remaining inventory. Shoppers can shop these sales to save on decorations, gifts, and other seasonal items. Here’s a list of major retailer’s after-Christmas clearance dates: 

  • Walmart: 75% off
  • Target: 90% off
  • Hobby Lobby: 90% off
  • Walgreens: 70% off starting January 5 and 90% off starting January 11th.
  • Lowes: 90% off – until January 17.
  • Rite Aid: 90% off
  • Michaels: 90% off
  • Home Depot: Up to 75% off until January 18.
  • Kohl’s: 30% to 70% off, plus earn Kohl’s Cash – up to January 14th.
  • CVS: 50% off starting December 26th and 75% off starting January 10th.

These post-Christmas sale dates typically last several weeks into January or until supplies last. It’s highly recommended to start shopping early in the month for the best selection.

Is it better to shop in-store or online for the best deals?

Both in-store and online shopping can yield great deals during January clearance sales. In-store shopping allows you to physically inspect items, while online shopping provides convenience and access to a broader range of products. But we highly recommend heading to your local store to find better deals. Online deals get picked quickly, and prices are usually marked up to cover shipping costs.

Mitzi Colin Lopez is a Digital Ads Content Creator and Experimenter at Noticias Para Inmigrantes. Her origin as a Mexican immigrant characterizes and drives her to empower the Latinx, Hispanic and immigrant communities. She is a recent graduate of West Chester University, where she obtained her bachelor’s in Political Science and Spanish. Her passions include social justice, advocacy, hiking, traveling, and weightlifting.