Here is a happy fact, winter months can be good for more than crisp walks and snowball fights. January is also an excellent month to get deals on winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts. Here are a few deals you’ll find in stores today:

  • Fitness gear and equipment - In fact, in years past, there have 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.
  • Winter apparel - Many of the best things to buy during after Christmas sales remain good buys throughout the month of January, including winter clothing deals.
  • Home furniture - Much of the new furniture collections are released in February. This means retailers are anxious - and motivated - to move their old inventory in January.