My inbox has recently seen a surge in emails from retailers desperate for me to spend, spend, spend in their sales.
Up until now, I've been pretty restrained, but the constant reminders are starting to grind me down and I've started to have a browse of what's on offer.
For me, the best offers this January are on entertainment products, in particular DVDs. Boxsets have dramatically dropped in price, music to the ears of any parent who wants an hour or two of peace and quiet.
Got some High School Musical fans in the house? This boxset of the first three movies is now only £9.99.
Creature Comforts: Series 2 & Christmas Edition
Creature Comforts, from the makers of Wallace & Gromit, is a popular show with my family. A charming mixture of cute characters, real-life interviews and clever humour that tickles both adults and children.
It's available from Play.com for £3.99.
Younger children will probably prefer the animated adventures of Peppa Pig. This boxset from Play.com for £6.49 has all three of the first volumes.
Film fans might enjoy the chirpy attitude of talking mouse Stuart, especially at a price of £6.99.
Amazon are offering the entire animated story of the classic British eccentric, Mr Bean, for £17.98.
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