Retailers Offering Deep Weekend Discounts

Posted at: 01/03/2014 5:47 PM
Updated at: 01/03/2014 5:48 PM
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- Still looking for a good deal? Now might be the time to strike. The first few days of the new year can mean major bargains at many retailers this weekend. We found out where you can find those big discounts this weekend.

"Checking out their TV’s, surround sounds, they got good prices right now,” said shopper Chad Lisser.

A new year means new deals at many retailers in Rochester. For shoppers like Chad Lisser, scoring big discounts on electronics is possible at Best Buy.

"It did shock me walking around, even walking in the door they got a sign up,” said Lisser.

$300 off a flat screen TV is just a glimpse of what you can save during their yellow tag sale event.

"We have sales anywhere from gaming to home theater, big TV’s on sales, appliances, free phones - just about anything,” said Brandon Schmidt, Sales Manager of Best Buy in Rochester.

Stores like Best Buy are trying to get rid of their old merchandise to make room for new items. Those gift cards you got for Christmas will go further with these new year’s deals. For many it's a great time to add to gifts they already got.

"I received a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas from my children, so I had to get a cover, so here I am,” said shopper Sharon Dunford.

It's not just all about electronics either, "We're definitely seeing the traffic here,” said Sarah Ames, Food Executive at Target North in Rochester.

This can be the best time of year to stock up on Christmas ornaments, cards and wrapping paper as well.

Target, Wal-Mart and even many grocery and discount stores are offering up to 70% off holiday merchandise. There's even something for those who've made getting fit a priority for 2014.

"We have men's and women's fitness apparel on sale this week and we also have a lot of food new year’s resolution type healthy stuff that's on sale as well,” said Ames.

So whether you need new digs for hitting the gym or just want to upgrade your gadgets, this weekend may be a good time to do it.

Best Buy tells us its yellow tag deals run all the way through February, but now is the time to shop. The open box clearance sales won't take very long to sell out.