Trying to save more money? Check out the best things to buy in January to really save. It’s an easy way to save more money without much work.
One of my favorite (and one of the easiest!) ways to save money each month is by stocking up on foods when the prices are at their lowest.
I can buy foods for 50-60% of the regular prices when I buy them on sale. The best part about stocking up when things are on sale is that it doesn’t take a lot of my time. Just stock up to really save money on your grocery bill.
I am able to get my grocery bill to around $50 a week by stocking up and saving money when prices are at their lowest. (Note: I now spend closer to $100 a month for my family)
January is the month of New Year's resolutions and the Super Bowl so we will see lots of good deals on diet foods and snack foods.
We also will see plenty of sales on cold and flu meds since it is cold and flu season. There are plenty of things to stock up on this month to really save some money. So check out the best things to buy in January to really save.
Best Things To Buy In January
January is a great month for sales and deals. People are tired of spending money after Christmas and retailers know it!
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Best Produce To Buy In January
January isn't really a great month for deals on fruits (especially here in Indiana), but you can still purchase a few deals on some in-season produce.
The best fruit to buy in January is:
Oranges and apples will often last for weeks without going bad.
Also, if you see a great sale you can always freeze your fruits to help them last longer.
I like to freeze oranges and tangerines for smoothies. You can see some tips for freezing oranges here.
The most in-season vegetables are:
- brussels sprouts
- spinach (this is another great food to freeze)
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Best Foods To Buy In January
January is such a funny month for food deals. The beginning of the month is filled with healthy foods and diet foods.
By the end of the month, there are sales and deals on snacks and junk food for the super bowl. You should be able to find plenty of deals no matter what your family eats.
Diet foods and diet bars are always on sale this time of year. The first two weeks in January are always the best time to get some diet bars and drinks. You can get some great deals on healthy cereals, too.
There will be plenty of deals on granola bars & around the beginning of the month. Usually, there are coupons and sales on granola bars that make them really cheap. I like to buy a few months' worths this time of year.
January is National Oatmeal Month so if your family likes oatmeal now is the time to buy. There are lots of sales and some coupons out in January so really stock up!
I like to stock up on oatmeal for these amazing homemade oatmeal bars. I just switch up the fruit with whatever is in season.
In addition to diet and healthy food, we will also see some great deals on snack foods. The end of January means Super Bowl party time!
We will see lots of sales on chips, dips, wings, pizzas, and sandwich items. So many of the foods have a long shelf life so you can really stock up. Grab a couple of frozen pizzas to throw in the freezer for those busy nights you just don’t feel like cooking.
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Other Deals To Buy In January
We are in the cold and flu season now and there are good sales because of it. Grab some cold medicine and vitamins when they are a great deal and you will have them if you get sick. I hate having to drive to the store when I don't feel good.
You will find fantastic deals on Christmas items. I always pick up my wrapping paper in January when its 50-75% off.
You can also get great deals on cologne, bath sets, and perfume. There are so many deals on Christmas sets that didn't sell during the holidays.
Toward the end of the month, stores will start sales on winter clothes. I always buy a size-up coat for my son in January or February when they go on clearance. Buying more expensive clothing items on sale is one of the best things you can buy in January to really save.
Hats and mittens are often very cheap too. They are perfect to stock up on when on clearance as a donation item. My church is always looking for new hats and gloves for their clothing drives.
Saving money doesn’t always have to take a lot of time. Just by stocking up on a few extras when they are at their lowest can save you $100’s.
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