It’s almost New Year’s Day and the perfect time to shop for new clothes, electronics, workout gear and equipment, and whatever else you need to kick off another calendar year.
After the champagne hangover subsides, many people will ring in 2014 by shopping online or at their local stores in a quest for sales in the post-holiday shopping season.
Lucky for shoppers, major retailers are offering deals for their beginning of the year sale events. Items like that treadmill you hope to use throughout the year, that sweater you coveted since you saw it on the rack in July and maybe that iPad mini you were planning to buy as your holiday present to yourself will be marked down as retailers attempt to clear leftover merchandise from shelves to make room for the next season's batch.
While it might be best to hold off on electronics and brand-name televisions, New Year’s is the best time of the year to purchase winter apparel, according to Steve Schaffer, CEO of Offers.com. It’s also a great time to purchase fitness equipment or gear as retailers try to sell treadmills, bikes and elliptical machines rather than see their customers enroll in a gym membership. Plus, buying a home gym could be a great motivational tool to keep that resolution this year.
So whether you’re planning to head to a department store, shop your favorite specialty store or click around at home in your pajamas with takeout, here are 33 of the best sales Wednesday in stores and online.
We've provided tons below, but cybershoppers should also remember to double check websites for online purchases to see if the retailer offers free shipping or coupon codes for the store. Those who choose to shop the brick-and-mortar way should verify holiday store hours with their local or consult our New Year’s Day store hour guide here for most national retailers.
1. JCPenney: 25% off $200 or more, 20% off $100 or more or 15% off all purchases (with an extra 10% off furniture, mattresses, custom blinds, shades, fine jewelry and watches) with coupon code “LASTDASH” or this coupon until Jan. 1.
2. Kmart: 30% off fitness equipment plus an extra 5% off when purchased online; 60% off winter clothing; Buy one, get one 50% off bras; Up to 50% off Christmas shop.
3. Kohl’s: Spend $100 or more and save 20% with coupon code “HAPPY” until Jan. 1; Spend under $100 and save 15% with coupon code “NEWYEAR” until Jan. 1; 30 to 40% off bras; 25 to 40% off jeans.
4. Macy’s: New Year’s sale with 3-day specials; Extra 15% off and free shipping plus an extra 10% off home and select departments using coupon code “NYEAR” until Jan. 2; 30 to 50% off plus an extra 10% off and free shipping at $60 on lingerie using coupon code “BRAS.”
5. Sears: Up to 40% off plus an extra 10% off and free delivery on fitness and sporting goods; Up to 25% off plus an extra 10% off appliances; Up to 40% off 2013 closeouts; Up to 30% off TVs and electronics.
6. Walmart: Super-savings celebration with deals on electronics, video games, sports, fitness, toys, apparel, jewelry, home and furniture.
1. Abercrombie & Fitch: 50% off entire store through Jan. 2 in stores and online; Free shipping on all orders of $100 or more.
3. Aldo: Extra 30% off all reduced merchandise in stores and online; Free shipping over $60.
4. American Eagle: 25% off new arrivals through Jan. 1 with coupon code “97C71641” plus free shipping; All jeans under $30; AEO clearance sale 50% off.
5. Ann Taylor: 40% off regular-priced items using coupon code “ANNJOY.”
6. Banana Republic: 40% off sales styles online only through Jan. 1 using coupon code “BRNEWYR40.”
7. Bloomingdale’s: After-Christmas sale with up to 75% off items; Semi-annual handbag sale with 30% off most items; Free shipping on orders of $100 or more now through Jan. 1.
9. DSW: $20.14 off purchases of $99 or $40 off purchases of $199 through Jan. 5; More DSW Member Rewards with coupon code “SHOES2014”; Free shipping on orders of $35 or more using coupon code “SHIPR.”
10. Express: End of season sale with up to 70% off items; Free shipping on orders of $125 or more.
11. Gap: 35% off women’s and men’s, 30% off kids and baby through Dec. 31, 2013 using coupon code “GAPNYE”; Free shipping on all orders over $50; Through Jan. 22, spend $50, get $25 in GAPCASH, Spend $100, get $50, Spend $150, get $75, Spend $200, get $100, Spend $250, get $125.
12. Hollister: Entire store 50% off; Free shipping on all orders over $75.
13. Mango: Everything 50% off fall/winter collection; Free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
14. Old Navy: 20% off kids and baby using coupon code “ONSAVENOW”; Up to 75% off in stores; Up to 60% off online.
15. Reebok: 30% off sale items; Free shipping on all purchases using coupon code “CLEARANCE” through Jan. 2.
16. Topshop: Up to 50% off in stores and online; Free shipping.
17. Victoria’s Secret: Semiannual sale with 25 to 40% off bras, up to 40% off sleep, up to 70% off clothing and clearance bras and panties; Free shipping on orders of $50 or more using code "SHIP50."
1. Barnes & Noble: 50% off bestselling NOOK books; 50% of more off holiday clearance sale.
2. Best Buy: Yellow Tag Sale with 50% off clearance, open box and more; 10% off all Beats in-ear headphones.
3. Office Max: Free shipping on all orders over $20; 20% off calendars and planners; Up to 47% off top-brand printers; 20% off purchase of select case paper, supplies, ink/toner and regular-priced furniture using coupon code “SAVE20” or this coupon.
4. Radio Shack: The bigger, better event with sales up to 60% off; Get a $25 gift card when you buy a $49.97 or more phone case in-store.
1. Bath & Body Works: Semiannual sale with up to 75% off everything.
2. Dick’s Sporting Goods: Up to 60% off select clearance; Free shipping on orders of $99 or more.
3. Gander Mountain: Up to 75% off select footwear; Save up to $200 on new firearms; Save up to 75% off blowout sale; Free shipping on orders of $50 or more
4. Lowe’s: 10% off major appliances of $399 or more and free next-day shipping and haul away through Jan. 7.
5. REI: Up to 50% off holiday clearance, footwear, clothing; Up to 40% off ski gear, snowboard gear; Up to 30% off cycling jerseys, REI brand socks, CamelBak hydration packs; Free shipping with no minimum purchase.
6. Sports Authority: 40 to 50% off select fitness equipment; 40 to 70% off clearance items; Free shipping on shoes and clothes; Free shipping on orders of $49 or more.
Nadine joined IBTimes in July 2011 and is the editor of the Continuous News Desk, which covers trending news. She writes about retail, the fashion industry and pop culture...