In today's 2011 sale calendar for the first half of the year, I list more than 30 sales worth the wait. Here are more that didn't make the deadline. I

Going on Now: 60% off holiday scents (60% off balsam leaf and peppermint amaryllis dish washing soap, liquid hand soap and lotion). Limited quantities.

Creative Lighting (1728 Concordia Av., St. Paul, 651-647-0111). Savings up to 60% throughout the store--about one-third of the store items are discounted. Note the difference between sale tags (returnable) and clearance (non-returnable).

FinnStyle Iittala clearance (160 Glenwood Av., Mpls., 612-333-2127). Save 40 to 60% on discontinued Iittala glass and tableware through Jan. 31.

Jackie's furniture floor sample sale (219 Water St., Excelsior, 952-472-6440). Everything in the store is discounted 20 to 75 percent including furniture (40%), lighting (30%), accessories (20%) and select items (75%).

Neiman Marcus Last Call sale (Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600). Save up to 65 percent on mens and women's winter clothes and gifts. The pre-sale is in effect until Jan. 18. If you want to pick up items immediately, show up Wed., Jan. 19 or later.  

Second Debut clearance (St. Louis Park and St. Paul). Save 50% off winter clothing and art. The SLP location has art and men's and women's clothing. The St. Paul location has women's clothing.


Jan. 29: Dairy Queen half-price sale (1739 Rice St., St. Paul). Everything is half-price while supplies last at this DQ location only during its customer appreciation day.  

Feb. 3-5:Galleria selection sale (3510 W. 70th St., Edina). Selected stores offer the following savings: Arafina--70-80% off fall/winter clothing and accessories, Art Resources--40% off select artwork, Blue Willi's--50-80% off clearance, Brass Handle--25% off most stock items, Eileen Fisher--30-50% off select merch, Epitome--additional 20% off sale merch and 10 percent off everything else, Gabberts--15% off Odds & Ends room merch, Pendleton--additional 20% off clearance,  

Feb. 18-21: Albertville Premium Outlets: President's Day sale.  Other sales: VIP Shopper Club exclusive event (must sign-up in advance) April 16-17.

May 7: Lonnie Lovness jewelry sample sale (321 S. Main St., Stillwater, 651-430-2234). Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins discounted 50-75%.

May 21:  Bridal Accents sample sale (4401 County Rd. 42, Savage, 952-846-4496, ext. 2). Bridal, bridesmaids, flower girls, mother's dresses, jewelry, veils, shoes, purses, and prom formal wear discounted 30-90% off. Sample sizes 6-14.

What did I miss? Please add your favorite retailer's sale.