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January sales 2024: Best deals on Xbox series X, Shark vacuums and more

Consider this your cheat sheet to the sales event

Daisy Lester
Wednesday 03 January 2024 11:37 GMT
Save across tech, beauty, clothing, appliances and more
Save across tech, beauty, clothing, appliances and more (The Independent )

With Christmas over and 2024 here, the January blues can set in for many of us, but the best deals in the January sales deals make it a little more exciting. From John Lewis and Amazon to Lookfantastic and Coggles, all our favourite retailers are taking part, with thousands of discounts on everything we want and need.

Whether you’re looking for a bargain on home appliances (think cordless vacuums and air fryers), want to stock up on skincare, treat yourself to some new tech or that designer bag you’ve had your eye on from Ganni or Cos, the January sales offers can even last right up to the end of the month.

During a time when some of us feel a financial pinch, the sales offer a chance to shop savvily for the new year ahead, and we’re here to help. True to form, the IndyBest team will be on hand throughout the sales, bringing you the crème de la crème of offers from the likes of Amazon, Argos and more.

Whether you’re equipping yourself to smash resolutions or simply combatting the January blues, you can find all the best bargains in the 2024 January sales here.

Best January sales deals to shop now

  • Le Creuset essentials cast iron round casserole soup pot: Was £199, now £119.40,
  • Ninja speedi 10-in-1 rapid cooker and air fryer: Was £249.99, now £149.99,
  • Simba hybrid luxe mattress, king: Was £2,409, now £1,319.45,
  • Tower T17076 Xpress air fryer: Was £139.99, now £82.63,
  • The Oodie, navy: Was £89, now £35.60,

Le Creuset essentials cast iron round casserole soup pot: Was £199, now £119.40,

(John Lewis)

If your kitchenware has taken a battering, you’ll be glad to hear that Le Creuset is heavily reduced in the sale. Take for example this cast iron casserole dish that has been reduced by 40 per cent. With a 2.2l capacity, it’s the perfect size for all things soup and stewing.

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Olaplex no3 hair perfector: Was £28, now £16.95,


Olaplex’s no.3 hair perfector needs little introduction. The cult hair product is a tried and tested fast track to healthier locks, and you can save 39 per cent on it right now, thanks to Amazon. Designed for weekly use, the treatment aims to repair the hair’s bonds, while improving the look and feel of split ends and strand damage. In their review of Olaplex no.3 hair perfector, our writer said: “We found it to be a really effective at-home solution, so much so, we’d go as far as to say it produced results that were far better than other at-home treatments we’ve used in the past.” The brand’s shampoo (was £28, now £19.95, has also been heavily reduced.

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Shark stratos cordless stick vacuum cleaner: Was £499.99, now £358,


This cordless vacuum cleaned up a treat in our review of the best vacuum cleaners, where it took the top spot. Our tester noted the powerful LED headlights and the appliance’s suction power, which was a dream when put to the test on both carpet and hardwood floors. The two hours of run-time was also an impressive feature, along with the anti-odour packs, which “make the floors smell as good as they look”, and the fact that nothing got caught in the brush while cleaning. What’s more, you can now hoover it up with a discount of nearly 30 per cent.

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Ninja speedi 10-in-1 rapid cooker and air fryer: Was £249.99, now £149.99,


Promising to whip up meals in as little as 15 minutes, Ninja’s speedi rapid cooker is currently discounted by £100 in the brand’s January sale. Having launched early last year, the appliance does much more than air fry alone, boasting bells and whistles, with settings for baking, grilling, roasting and more. Big enough to cook four portions, it can fry with up to 75 per cent less fat than conventional frying methods, according to Ninja.

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Simba hybrid luxe mattress, king: Was £2,409, now £1,319.45,


Want better sleep in 2024? A new mattress may be the answer, and you can now grab yourself a king-sized model for less than £1,400, thanks to Simba’s New Year sale. Discounted by 45 per cent, the hybrid luxe mattress has 10 layers, made up of different materials, including titanium aerocoil springs, high carbon steel aerocoil springs, foam and a wool-infused bamboo layer. In our review of Simba’s mattress, our writer said it helped them “sleep more soundly”, adding: “It’s a super-comfortable, supportive and innovatively designed mattress.” If you’re not after a hybrid, read our guide to the best mattress deals in the January sales.

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Xbox Series X: Was £479.99, now £359.99,


The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s most powerful machine. Large and cuboid but completely silent, it matches the performance of a high-end gaming PC – loading games in a snap and booting up menus in a fraction of a second. If you’ve been waiting years for the Xbox Series X to come down in price, your time has come. With this Amazon deal, you can save more than 20 per cent on the next-generation console.

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iPhone 15 with 400GB data: £42 per month,


Here’s a great deal on the new iPhone 15 at Affordable Mobiles. Pay £42 per month on a 24-month contract and you’ll get a boosted 5G data allowance with Vodafone. The total contract cost (not including the usual mid-contract price increase) is £1,008 on a £799 phone, meaning you’re effectively paying £8.70 per month for 400GB of 5G data.

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Lego 10311 icons orchid set: Was £44.99, now £34.99,


If you struggle to keep your real plants and flowers alive, try Lego’s botanical collection of everlasting floral displays. Reflecting the stems, blooms, roots and leaves of a real orchid, this Lego floral bundle features six large flowers and two newly opened flowers. Perfect for displaying as you would a fresh bouquet, the set is complete with a blue vase. Even better, you can save just over 20 per cent on the set right now.

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HoMedics pro physio massage gun: Was £299.99, now £178.89,


Soothe sore muscles and minor injuries with this top-rated massage gun, which is reduced by 40 per cent. In our review, it meant business, with our writer saying: “It has everything you’ll ever need from a massage gun, including a powerful motor that pulses at up to 3,000 PPM (percussions per minute), a tilted handle to help reach every area, and attachments that move smoothly over skin without ever catching.” It also comes with heating and cooling heads, and an anti-cellulite head.

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Everlane the SuperFuzz alpaca cardigan: Was £226, now £90,


There are some excellent savings to be scooped up in the Everlane sale, with knitwear, tailoring, jackets and accessories reduced by up to 70 per cent. Leaning more towards an oversized fit, this alpaca cardigan is made with RWS-certified wool and recycled nylon blend, for stretch. The dark charcoal colourway is discounted by more than £130 but, if you want something a little funkier, it’s also available with similar discounts in several other colourways.

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Tower T17076 Xpress air fryer: Was £139.99, now £82.63,


Tower’s air fryer is currently reduced by 41 per cent, and if you need further convincing, it landed a spot in our review of the best air fryers. It features an air fryer function, but it’s also suitable for baking, roasting, re-heating, grilling and more. There’s even a rotisserie setting that means you can roast a chicken in less than an hour. In our review, our writer noted that “steaks were just as delicious as sausages, kebabs and burgers too, and there was often enough room to slip some veg onto the shelf to cook a full meal as well.”

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Beurer TL30UK SAD lamp: Was £69.99, now £38.24,


A SAD lamp can lift your mood and boost your energy levels, particularly in the winter when shorter, darker days can alter your mood. This SAD lamp was named the best budget option in our review of the best, and it’s now even more of a steal with a discount just shy of 40 per cent. In our review, our tester noted the stand, which enables you to “adjust it to portrait or landscape orientation”. The lamp was also light and compact, so they went on to recommend it for frequent travellers, and anyone working on a hybrid working schedule, as it’s “perfect for taking with you on the go”.

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Benefit fluffin festive brows Christmas gift set: Was £37, now £25.50,


Christmas may be over but the winter sale at Benefit means that fans of the brand can still treat themselves to reduced beauty bits, including this festive gift set. The brow set comes with three full-sized products for perfecting your brows, including the bestselling precisely, my brow pencil, along with the gimme brow+ and fluff up brow wax. What’s more, buying everything here separately would set you back more than £70.

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Missoma squiggle two-tone enamel chubby hoop earrings: Was £129, now £64.50,


Whether you’re treating yourself or a loved one (Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, after all), you can now save 50 per cent on these contemporary earrings from Missoma. Made from 18ct recycled gold plating on brass, the earrings feature a black enamel coating on one side and can be worn either way round, for a little extra versatility.

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Daewoo halogen air fryer low fat oven: Was £89.99, now £29.99,

(Robert Dyas)

An air fryer for less than £30? Sign us up. Helping you rustle up quick, healthy and easy meals with less fat, this halogen air fryer has both a carbon heating bulb and a built-in fan to circulate the air evenly. With its 12l capacity, it’s large enough for the entire family, while its two heating racks enable you to cook different food at the same time. Plus, the self-cleaning function means you simply add warm, soapy water and let the appliance do the hard graft for you.

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Ugg women’s essential mini boot: Was £160, now £127.99,


As the name suggests, the mini boot is a bite-sized version of Ugg’s signature suede shoe. A wardrobe essential for the colder seasons, the Uggplush wool-blend lining is sure to keep your feet nice and toasty, while the pull-on design helps you get out the door quickly. Right now, all sizes are available ahead of the January sales, although, we imagine they will sell out quite quickly.

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Apple MacBook air with M2 chip: Was £1,149, now £1,029,


The M2-powered MacBook Air gives you top-tier MacBook performance in a thinner and lighter form factor. The more powerful Pro benefits from bigger and stronger fans, meaning it can really push the boat out when it comes to performance, while the smaller MacBook air dials performance back a little, in favour of comfort and portability. Right now, there’s a discount to be found at Amazon.

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Bosch home and garden cordless combi drill: Was £106, now £77.90,


This cordless combi drill set comes complete with a carry case, 20 torque settings and two 18V batteries. It can be used on an array of materials and surfaces, including wood and metal, and there are screwdriver, drilling and impact drilling functions. You can now make light work of home and garden chores for less with this 27 per cent saving.

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Fitbit by Google Charge 6 activity tracker: Was £139.99, now £119,


Looking to smash fitness resolutions? A top-rated activity tracker might help you do just that. Luckily, Amazon has slashed the price of the Fitbit charge 6 by 15 per cent. A slightly older model, the Fitbit charge 5 is an IndyBest favourite, crowned the best overall in our review of top Fitbits. When describing the model, our tester said: “Combining a widened tracker screen (or arguably, a streamlined watch face) with a rich feature set that includes smartphone notifications and health scans, the Charge 5 is a best of both worlds Fitbit that will hit the sweet spot for many users.”

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Ghd original hair straightener: Was £129, now £97.99,


Sometimes, you can’t beat an original, and, with 24 per cent off, ghd’s OG hair straighteners are now even more appealing. But before you start wondering if the original is an older model, it was actually given a high-tech upgrade last year. In our review of the new and improved styler, our tester pointed out that, unlike the previous version, the plate barrel feels “far less bulky”. They also appreciated that the old on/off button had been replaced with the new round power button, which now comes complete with light and sound indicators.

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The Oodie, navy: Was £89, now £35.60,


The brand’s hoodies rated highly in our round-up of the best blanket hoodies, where we found the oversized hoodie to be “very oversized, cocooning our 6ft tester down to the knees.” Complete with a hood, sleeves and practical front pouch, the hoodie is finished in a plush soft-to-touch flannel fleece with sherpa fleece lining the inside.

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Ninja foodi dual zone air fryer AF300UK: Was £219.99, now £150,


Air fryers were one of last year’s most sought-after kitchen appliances and we predict they’ll only be more popular in 2024, so a saving of 31 per cent on one of the best brands is no small sum. We tested a bigger version from the brand, the foodi air fryer AF400UK, and were left incredibly impressed. “Chicken, chips and chopped-up veg cooked much faster and ended up a lot tastier and crispier compared to when cooking in the other air fryer models. So, it’s safe to say it has us sold,” shared our tester.

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Armani luminous silk foundation: Was £45, now £35.60,

(Giorgio Armani )

Beauty retailer Lookfantastic is offering 20 per cent off a whole host of products when using discount code “FLASH” at checkout. This Armani luminous silk foundation is one of our favourite sale finds and it was named the best foundation for mature skin. “After applying Giorgio Armani’s luminous silk foundation with just one layer of coverage, our face looked completely flawless, as the product covered everything we wanted it to,” noted our tester.

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De’Longhi DEX212F 12l Tasciugo AriaDry dehumidifier: Was £268.97, now £189.97,

(De’Longhi )

Touted as being able to remove up to 12l of moisture a day, this De’Longhi device features three humidity settings, so you adjust it to meet the needs of your home. With a double filtration system and laundry function, this machine will switch off automatically when the tank is full, for extra peace of mind. Right now, you can pick up the appliance with a 30 per cent discount.

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PlayStation 5 DualSense controller: Was £60.74, now £54.85,


Here’s a 10 per cent discount on the official PS5 controller. Sony’s wireless DualSense pad is a tiny feat of engineering, featuring rumble motors, haptic feedback, a touchpad, dynamic vibrations, and an in-built microphone and speaker to bring games to life.

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Coach prestyn western leather boots: Was £275, now £165,

(John Lewis)

Put your best foot forward with a whopping £110 off these Coach boots. The footwear features an on-trend western design, and you can choose between black and green options. The 7cm heel offers a mid-height lift, while the pointed toe would pair well with both smart and casual outfits.

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What dates are the January sales?

The New Year sales kicked off on 1 January, with retailers clearing old stock for the new year. Some retailers started early, on the day after Boxing Day (see Amazon), while many stores have continued their offers.

Are the January sales cheaper than Black Friday?

According to Money Saving Expert, Black Friday tends to see the strongest offers of the year, owing to blanket discounts, side-wide codes and “up to” sales off everything. It’s difficult to compare the January sales to other sale periods, as it tends to be retailers trying to shift surplus stock, rather than store-wide discounts.

What do people buy most of in January?

The January sales tend to see people stocking up on household and health products for the new year ahead, as well as cheap tech, power tools and offers across clothing.

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