If you are still reeling from the holiday shopping and have sworn off spending any more money, you might want to reconsider to take advantage of some super discounted sales during the month of January. 

These lists are compiled from DealNews.

Resolve to Buy Discounted Fitness Equipment

A popular New Year's resolution is to get in shape, and fittingly, January is an excellent time to get a deal on fitness gear and equipment. In fact, in years past, there has been almost double the number of deals in January. Look for stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical trainers, complete home gyms, and training accessories and DVDs that are marked 30% to 70% off. January is also a great time to start grabbing discounted equipment for winter sports.

Spring for Winter Apparel

In general, a lot of the best things to buy during After Christmas sales remain good buys throughout the month of January, including winter clothing deals. While the weather has been quite cold this year in many parts of the country, and that can sometimes create greater demand for seasonal wares (which may in turn affect sales), we typically see discounts of 50% to 80% off on coats and winter accessories at stores like Eddie Bauer, REI, Macy's, and JCPenney.

A Month for Home Furniture

Several manufacturers will release new, 2014 furniture collections in February, forcing retailers to clear their old inventory in January. The result is solid home furniture deals from the likes of Pottery Barn and Home Depot, to name a few. And while May is undeniably the best time to purchase a new mattress, for the past two years US-Mattress has discounted up to 70% off select mattresses in early January, which is something to keep in mind if you want to start the year off with a new bed.

Steep Savings on Christmas Goods

Who cares if it has a Santa Claus on the tin? Heavily discounted goodies abound this month from brands like Starbucks and Cheryl's Godiva, too, offers discounts of up to 40% off. We say, start 2014 off with something sweet, even if it temporarily interferes with your New Year's resolution to get in shape. Beyond these sugary goods, decorations also see strong sales, with discounts of up to 75% off at stores like Lowe's and Home Depot. This is an especially good time to save a $100 or more on a new Christmas tree.

 

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