The Best New Year’s Deals to Take Advantage of at Target, Best Buy and More — Right Now

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Ever since the pandemic forced Amazon to move Prime Day from July to October in 2020, the holiday shopping season has started weeks before Halloween instead of the day after Thanksgiving. That reality created a retail landscape where all the big players chopped up their major winter shopping events into a series of smaller sales that ran throughout the entire season. 

Many of those sales have continued into the new year. 

In fact, most of America’s biggest retail chains are slashing prices in stores and online to get rid of leftover holiday merch, to start making room for the coming spring season, or to make up for slow Christmas sales numbers. No matter the reason, shoppers can still save big money at the biggest stores despite the changing of the calendar. 

Here are the best deals happening right now at the country’s top chains. 

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Walmart: Winter Savings Spectacular

Walmart is still promoting its end-of-year clearance specials, not to mention thousands of Deals for Days specials. That last one shows just how eternal the holiday shopping season has become — Deals for Days was originally a November extension of Black Friday.

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The big event, however, is the Winter Savings Spectacular, which promises reduced prices across the board, including in departments like toys, home, wellness, electronics, babies, and sports. 

Currently, deals include the Hoover SmartWash Pet Carpet Cleaner for $138 instead of $299 and a TCL 55-inch smart TV for $319 instead of $599.99. Walmart says that some of the biggest savings, however, will be on seasonal items.

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Target: Up to 50% Off Sale

Through the first week of the month — Jan. 8 for most categories — Target is slashing prices by as much as half for select items. The Up to 50% Off Sale — and several accompanying deals and offers that are also good through Jan. 8 — includes not just merchandise like electronics and apparel, but also food, beverages, and essentials like diapers. In some cases, alternative savings are offered through gift cards.

You get a $5 Target gift card, for example, when you buy three hand and body lotion products or four personal care products. You get a $10 gift card when you spend $40 or more on household essentials. In total, Target is running more than 20 promotions in early January.

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Costco: Members-Only Savings

The Costco Members-Only Savings sale began on Dec. 29, 2021, and runs through Jan. 23. Many of the deals are in the categories of health, beauty, and personal care, including things like vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, and hair care, but the savings run the gamut. 

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Costco is currently slashing the price of appliances, laptops, and TVs by hundreds of dollars, diamond rings are on sale for $1,000 off, and mattresses are discounted — you can even get a deal on TurboTax software.

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Best Buy: Outlet Event

Best Buy had a one-day New Year’s Eve sale as well as a one-day flash sale on Jan. 3. If you missed all that and you’re still in the market for a few tech items, don’t worry — you can still cash in on the Outlet Event. The sale offers up to 50% off on clearance and open-box items in stores and online through Jan. 16. The deals include refurbished merchandise, and most items across all categories are covered by warranties. Open-box appliances and TVs are up to 40% off.

Best Buy is also listing Top Deals offers, including $500 off select big-screen TVs and $200 off Windows laptops through the first week of January.

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Kohl’s: So. Many. Deals.

Limited-quantity items and discontinued styles are all on the menu at the current sales event at Kohl’s. The following categories start at 40% off: 

  • Outerwear
  • Pajamas for women and kids
  • Boots and slippers
  • Sweaters for women and juniors
  • Tops for men
  • Fleece and tops for kids
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Closeout bedding is up to 50% off, fashion jewelry is up to 60% off, and clearance items are up to 70% off. Through Jan. 17, you can score skincare products from Sephora for up to 50% off.

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Walgreens: You 2.0

Walgreens is ready to help you keep your resolutions with the You 2.0 sale, which has both BOGO free and BOGO 50% off deals across a wide variety of vitamins and supplements. For online shoppers, code NEWYOU gets you an extra 10% off health care and wellness products, as well as healthy snacks.

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Andrew Lisa has been writing professionally since 2001. An award-winning writer, Andrew was formerly one of the youngest nationally distributed columnists for the largest newspaper syndicate in the country, the Gannett News Service. He worked as the business section editor for amNewYork, the most widely distributed newspaper in Manhattan, and worked as a copy editor for TheStreet.com, a financial publication in the heart of Wall Street's investment community in New York City.
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