Ring in the new year with Consumer Reports products guide

Consumer Reports finds deep discounts of some top-rated products

Whether you’re gearing up for resolutions or just looking for a fresh start in 2024, you can ring in the new year with savings.

“It’s no surprise that the start of the year brings sales on items like fitness trackers, treadmills and ellipticals,” Consumer Reports’ shopping expert Samantha Gordon said. “Also, keep in mind that Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls in January, and this usually means big deals around mattresses.”

But you can expect more deals on mattresses later this month. In the meantime, the Casper Original Foam Mattress (Queen) is now on sale for $1,100.75 at Walmart and Best Buy. It’s one of CR’s top-rated foam mattresses for back sleepers.

Consumer Reports tracks the prices of many of its top-tested products all year long, so it knows exactly when they go on deep discounts, such as a new set of sheets for a new mattress.

The microfiber size sheets from Mellanni (Queen) are as low as $32.85 at Amazon.

And as we get into the second half of the month, look out for deals that will make the big game that much bigger.

“With the Super Bowl coming up, a lot of TV manufacturers and retailers have big sales on TVs, so if you’re looking for a new set to watch the big game, you’re in luck,” Gordon said.

The 55-inch Samsung OLED TV is as low as $1,897.95 at Amazon. The 4K OLED is among the best TVs CR has ever tested, acing its tests for picture quality and viewing angle.

And don’t forget about the sound. The Soundbar from Samsung is as low as $497.99 at Abt Electronics, Amazon and Walmart. The soundbar comes with a wireless subwoofer, and CR says the entire system offers very good overall sound quality.

If you’re looking for something else to start the year, Consumer Reports says to keep an eye out for deals on bathroom scales, humidifiers, smart watches, treadmills, and wireless routers all month long.


About the Author

Marilyn Moritz is an award-winning journalist dedicated to digging up information that can make people’s lives a little bit better. As KSAT’S 12 On Your Side Consumer reporter, she focuses on exposing scams and dangerous products and helping people save money.

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