Best New Year’s Sales


Right after Christmas is a suitable time to shop for the holiday décor, winter clothing or fitness clothing and gear. And this year is no exception as stores will be offering a wide range of deeply discounted products to clear out shelves for the new spring collections.  So let’s have a closer look at the incredible New Year’s sales retailers are offering this year.

If you need a new fitness machine, Bowflex is the store to check out as you can save over $208 on the Bowflex Max Trainer and get a free mat. It should be noted that the lowest prices on apparel will be at the non-department stores, which are typically more flexible with storewide discounts.


Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 2

The beginning of the year is an excellent chance to purchase a new party or evening gown. Just take advantage of discounts of up to 50% from BCBGeneration.


Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 17

Don’t miss this designer sale to save on fashion items. At Coach you will find an array of quality handbags and other accessories that would make any classic look complete. Shoppers can save as much as 50 percent on all sale merchandise.

Gander Mountain

Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 1

Gander Mountain specializes in selling outdoor apparel and gear for hunting, camping, fishing and other outdoor pursuits. If you have a gift card to Gander Mountain for Christmas you can use it together with the in-store coupon for $25 off orders over $100 to maximize your savings.

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Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 23

Hurry up not to miss discounted gifts for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. On this sale all items are offered with a 15 percent discount so some products are sure to sell out fast.


Dates: Dec. 27 – Jan. 1

Kohl’s is generously offering 15 percent off storewide, plus there is an extra 20 percent off on home and furniture items.

The Limited

Dates: Dec. 20 – Jan. 4

The Limited is offering huge discounts on women’s business and casual essentials. Whether you are looking for a new pair of jeans or jewelry customers can enjoy 50 percent off the entire store.


Dates: Dec. 28 – Jan. 3

Macy’s offers its customers a whole week of after-Christmas and New Year’s sales that will run together. Shoppers can save up to 20 percent off on holiday decor, apparel and outerwear. Plus there is a 25 percent discount on women’s dresses as well as a 70 percent discount on holiday dining.

Victoria’s Secret Annual Sale

Dates: Starts Dec. 29

The signature event allows shoppers to save up to 50 percent off or more on women’s underwear, lingerie, makeup and perfumes. Victoria’s Secret credit card holders will enjoy an early access to the featured deals.

Hatchimals Are Returning to Wal-Mart


Parents can rejoice now as Hatchimals, the part-Furby/part-Tamagotchi toys that have been so popular this holiday season will soon be available at Wal-Mart.

The America’s largest retailer has recently announced that about 1,700 of its stores will be offering this mega-popular toy — an animal that hatches from an egg to be raised by the owner. There will be plenty of Hatchimals at the price of $48.88 at each of those stores, without any limit per customer.

Hatchimals have been highly demanded lately. Dozens of parents have been spotted in queues at Toys R Us each time a new shipment of these cute toys arrives. The specialty toy retailer even had to set a limit of one toy per person when a new batch came on the weekend. Although that shipment was immediately sold Toys R Us is expected to receive more of the hottest toy of the season through Christmas. At Toys R Us a Hatchimal costs $59.99.

On Sunday, Dec. 11Target also has reported about its plans to restock the toy on Sunday, Dec. 11. The retailer will sell it for $59.99, and set a limit of two items per shopper.

According to Adobe Digital Insights, Hatchimals top the list of highly demanded out-of-stock merchandise. And the arrival of each new shipment immediately attracts crowds of shoppers to the retailers’ physical stores. At Target com, Hatchimals are listed as available for sale at only some of its locations. These toys are out of stock on and are listed as available only in stores at Toys R Us stores.

But the good news is that Spin Master, the creator of Hatchimals, reported to have increased production so new arrivals of Hatchimals are expected to fill the shelved of the stores in early 2017.

But until then, customers will have to continue their Hatchimal hunt.

7 Ways to Earn Back Your $55 Annual Costco Membership Fee

The Costco warehouse offers you amazing opportunities to save money. With all of the money that you will be saving, you basically receive your Costco membership for free. That fifty five dollar gold membership can easily be paid for in a few months of saving, redeeming discounts, and shopping smarter. Listed below are seven ways you can score a free annual membership to Costco;

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#1 Shop the Brand Kirkland

When you consistently choose the in-house brand Kirkland, you will ensure over fifty five dollars of savings a year. Not to mention the Kirkland brand itself is pretty spectacular. Plus, many of Kirkland’s products are manufactured by major, well known, name brand companies.  For example, Kirkland Vodka is actually made by Grey Goose and Kirkland Diapers are made by Huggies.

#2 Shop Smart

Costco does house a few no-brainer buys that you should be taking advantage of. Like Costco Tires – which are affordably priced and come with instant rebates. Costco has awesome brands like Bridgestone, Goodyear, and BF Goodrich. All three brands come with add-on services like nitrogen tire inflation, and lifetime balancing and rotation. Or Costco also offers great deals on Movie tickets. You can purchase packs of ten AMC movie tickets for $89.99! (Other theaters are offered as well) If you do enough research you are sure to find smart buys all throughout the Costco Warehouse.

#3 Make Purchases Using A Costco Cash Card

Before making any purchases at Costco redeem a Costco Cash Card. They can be found on Costco’s website online or at any Costco location. Load this card with cash and use it to buy all of your Costco necessities. Every purchase you make with your Costco Cash Card will earn you 5% off your purchase. You must be a member to purchase this card. So to bypass this rule have a friend or relative that is already a member of Costco buy the card for you. Make sure to buy a card at a higher value so that you won’t have to reload the card frequently. Then make all of your purchases online. This way you can shop Costco’s discounts without ever having to spend the fifty five dollar annual membership fee.

#4 Utilize -Instant- Costco Coupons

All you need to do is graze through the monthly Costco coupon book and decide which deals are right for you. No clipping or hoarding of coupons is required. The Costco coupon discount is automatically taken out of your total at the register when checking out. Costco coupons are killer and the best part is even if you are unaware of a deal you will still receive the price reduction upon checkout. The utilization of Costco coupons can easily recoup your fifty five dollar annual fee.

#5 The Costco – Anywhere Visa- Can Potentially Pay Your Annual Fee

If you spend $230 a month at Costco than your membership could be completely free. The math is rather simple… you will receive two percent cash back monthly at Costco, four percent cash back on gas, three percent back on qualifying hotels and restaurants, as well as one percent back on any other purchase you make using the card. Ultimately making back what you have spent on the Costco membership and then some. All you need to do is apply for the Visa card. There is no yearly fee but the APR is 15.49% – so be sure to pay your card off every month.

#6 Use Living Social

No too long ago Living Social offered an unbeatable Costco Deal that undoubtedly paid for the annual fifty five dollar fee with the savings alone. For just fifty five dollars, you received a One Year Gold Star Membership ($55), a twenty dollar Costco Cash Card, a 72 pack for AA batteries ($18), a Pizza from Costco’s Foodcourt ($10), a bag of Organic Tortilla Chips ($5), as well as a coupon for twenty five dollars off of a purchase from Costco of two hundred and fifty dollars or more. This deal is presently over but it will be back ! Stay ahead of the game by subscribing to the Living Social Newsletter and the notification of a sale will be sent straight to your email’s inbox.

#7 Take Advantage of Costco’s Price Protection

Costco’s Price Protection is a thirty day Price Protection policy. This policy can earn you back your fifty five dollar annual fee effortlessly. Take note of your significant purchases and check the pricing for decreases upon your Costco visits. If and when you spot a lower price scale all you need to do is head over to the customer service desk and ask for your money back. With or with out your receipt, Costco will refund you the difference in pricing. This is made possible through your Costco membership card – all of your purchases are logged with in the Costco database and can be pulled up at any time.

#BONUS – Try Costco’s Membership Risk Free

Costco offers a Risk Free One Hundred Precent Satisfaction Guarantee. All you need to do is sign up for a one year Costco membership. Then if at any point during your shopping visits you are not one hundred percent satisfied, they will refund you the full amount of your annual membership. No questions asked. In short, Costco allows a no cost 364 day warehouse trial.  (The customer service desk takes care of all refunds)