Fabulous Winter Sales

Kelly Ann Butterbaugh

When the winter doldrums keep many inside, there is an encouraging reason to face winter head on-winter sales. Now is the perfect time to search for key items that are marked down for quick clearance. Curl up next to your modem and mouse with a steaming cup of cocoa and enjoy the cold winter clearance.

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Think Summer

While you're daydreaming about the warmth of summer sun, try to focus on what you're wearing in the daydream. Are you in need of new swimwear? Now is a great time to order it, providing you know what type of suit to order without trying it on. Online stores that specialize in swimwear are making sure that last season's swimwear is no longer in their warehouses when the new line arrives.

Likewise, stores such as L.L. Bean, Lands End, and other high-end retailers are marking down their swimwear and sandals. This is the time of year to find $120 sandals for $40. Look for tanktops, summer shoes, and beach accessories.

Spring Is On Its Way

It may seem like endless months until spring arrives, but to retailers spring is just around the corner. Major stores will soon be clearing their winter clothes and presenting the colors of spring. Are your gloves looking ragged? Do you think that coat will last another winter? If not, now is the time to pick up a new one. Clearance racks can save up to 70% on winter wear right in the prime of winter.

Don't stop saving at clothes. Look for winter savings on flannel sheets, throws, and other wintery household items. Check inventories often, and the savings will be enough to lure you from your warm winter den.

Plan Your Vacation Now

While the snow is falling, look forward to your family's vacation. Booking six months in advance often offers supersaver discounts. Hotels like to know that their rooms are full, and they often offer great airfares early in the season. Later, when prime rooms are empty, cruise lines and resorts often upgrade customers to keep themselves looking busy. When they do this, they look at those who booked early.

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Last minute savings are plentiful as well. If you're looking for a last minute late winter vacation, resorts offer great last minute deals. Again, they want to look full, so they will work to make sure that they are.

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