When it comes to making the most of the January sales, preparation is key and, with many of us now shopping online, that’s where you can expect to find the very best deals. How can you get the best deals? Here’s a roundup of some of the retailers to watch out for:

Amazon – The online giant was one of the biggest retailers taking part in discounts for Boxing Day and for January it continues to offer major reductions on everything from electronics to this year’s must-have toys, games, fashion, jewellery and beauty products. You can find the latest Amazon deals here.

AO – You can expect this online electrical retailer to offer a wide range of deals on its products, from appliances and TVs to smart home products. You can find the latest AO deals here.

Argos – You can expect to see deals appearing online across technology, home and toys. You can find the latest Argos deals here.

Apple – The tech giant Apple has traditionally resisted partaking in sales but we predict that there will be great savings on iPhones, iPads, Macbooks and accessories.

Currys PC World – This January, we expect Currys to offer exciting deals across top brands including Hoover, Dyson, Samsung and HP. You can find the latest Currys PC World deals here.

Habitat – Homeware company Habitat traditionally launched its winter sale just ahead of the Christmas holidays and continues to offer discounts on upholstery, occasional furniture, storage and rugs. You can find the latest Habitat deals here.

John Lewis – This year, John Lewis’ clearance sale began online on Christmas Eve. The retailer is expected to price match rivals on popular tech, home and fashion lines thanks to its ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ tag line. You can find the best John Lewis deals here.

Very – With discounts on fashion, home, tech and gifts, Very should be on your list this January. Find the latest Very deals here.

Whether you’re shopping in-store or bargain hunting from the comfort of your sofa, it’s important to shop around and research items you want to buy well in advance rather than splashing out on a whim.

We suggest sticking to a shopping list of items that you know you actually want, setting yourself a budget and watching out for additional discount codes online.

It’s also a good idea to check retailer’s returns policies before buying and to check terms and conditions for sites you’ve not used before.