The Best Time To Buy Everything Throughout The Year
You might already know to stock up on summer clothes and bathing suits come fall, or holiday decor during the new year, but what about everything else? Saving money could be as simple as marking your calendar. Whether you’re looking for a new car, mattress or treadmill, here’s the best time to buy everything year-round so you can really stick to your budget.
Fitness equipment. The new year is the best time to buy treadmills and ellipticals. You may be able to save up to 70 percent on this at-home gym equipment, just in time for that New Year’s resolution.
Bedding. Known as the month of “White Sales,” buy new sheets, pillow shams, comforters and more in January. You might be able to save some money on a high thread count set.
Pools and hot tubs. According to SmartAsset, January is also the best time to buy big-ticket items like pools and hot tubs. Not only will you get a discount, but you can buy in January and then have it installed once the weather gets nice in the spring.
TVs. If you’re thinking you want to ask for a TV for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or any other end-of-the-year holiday, don’t. Black Friday might not even get you the deepest discount. Wait until January to buy that big screen on a budget.
Mattresses. Presidents’ Day mattress sales will be taking over your TV come February. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, consider buying a new bed. You should be changing mattresses every 10 years or so, too, so consider it an investment. If you can’t swing it in February after all of that holiday shopping, consider the mattress sales in May and September.
Snowblowers. Just in time for blizzard season (depending on where you live at least), snowblowers go on sale in February.
Paint. It might not be the best time of year to paint your bedroom, but February might actually be a great time to stock up on your fave color. Buy it in advance and then paint in the spring.
Home improvement materials. Whether it’s a new counter, floor or furnace, March is the time to buy.
Candy, jewelry and perfume. Once Valentine’s Day is done, romantic gifts go on sale. Consider buying jewelry and perfume on a budget in advance of Mother’s Day.
Cruises. Wave season comes to an end in March, so you could get good deals on cruise vacations just in time for spring break or summer.
Frozen foods. March is National Frozen Food Month, which means some of your fave brands like Dole, Green Giant and Tyson will be dishing out more coupons all month long.
Ski and snowboarding equipment. The winter sports season may be just about over, but it’s a great time to stock up for next year. According to DealNews, some brands dropped prices by 87 percent in March of 2017.
Vacuums. Spring cleaning is a thing. Save on a new vacuum and rid your apartment of dust from those dry winter days.
Produce. Spring means in-season veggies and discounts on them at grocery stores. According to DealNews, look for price drops on asparagus, avocado, beets, broccoli and more.
BBQ essentials. According to Consumer Reports, you can save on grills, freezers, blenders, wireless speakers and insect repellant in May, just in time for your end-of-spring and summer BBQs with friends.
Memorial Day deals. Memorial Day Weekend comes with deep discounts on mattresses, clothing, lawn mowers and more.
Home improvement materials. Consumer Reports finds June the best month for pressure/power washers, cordless drills and grass trimmers or edgers.
Smartwatches. Apple may release its new line of products in September, but June is a great month for sales on smartwatches.
Laundry and kitchen appliances. Need a new washer, dryer or dishwasher for your home? Buy in July.
Christmas in July sales. Amazon Prime Day takes the spotlight with its deals, but Macy’s Christmas in July is also known for deep discounts this month. Although not dubbed “Christmas in July,” the Fourth of July holiday also offers steals and deals on clothing, shoes and more.
Everything tax free. Certain states host Tax Free Days and Weekends in late July and early August. There may be spending limits, but you could save money on clothing, shoes, computers and more. The Federation of Tax Administrators has a full calendar of dates.
Back to school gadgets. Laptops, printers, tablets and headphones go on sale in August, right in time for back-to-school season. Apple is known for offering discounts and freebies for customers, so keep an eye out for specials.
Wine. According to DealNews, wineries harvest their grapes in the late summer in prep for the next season of wines. In order to make room, bottles often go on sale in August. For even more savings, buy your wine on a Tuesday.
Summer products. Lawn mowers, grills, bathing suits and more go on sale in September when everyone’s gearing up for the fall weather.
Labor Day sales. From clothes to mattresses, Labor Sales are abundant in September and may even extend beyond the holiday weekend itself.
Old iPhones. Apple releases its newest products in September, so the older models are often discounted around the same time.
Airfare. September is the start of “Shoulder Season” and is the perfect time for travelers to book flights on the cheap.
New cars. Between Columbus Day deals and preparation for the new year’s inventory, cars are often on sale in October. For even more spooky savings, buy at the end of the last day of the month (AKA, Halloween).
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. According to Consumer Reports, smoke detectors go on sale in October. If you didn’t know, the age-old advice is to check yours every time you turn the clocks back for Daylight Savings in March and November. Buy before both of those days to save on a new, reliable detector.
Wedding dresses. November kicks off “Engagement Season,” but it may also be the best time for brides to find their perfect dress for the big day. If you don’t get hitched until the end of the month, shop in December — dress prices will still be low.
Shoes. According to SmartAsset, shoes, including sneakers, are often on sale in November.
Black Friday sales. One of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday sales can offer deep discounts on home appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers and stoves, plus gadgets and more.
Cyber Monday sales. You could see the deepest discounts on mainstream laptops, travel accommodations, kitchen appliances and shoes on Cyber Monday every November.
Gadgets. Wireless speakers, cordless drills, headphones, tablets, smartwatches and fitness trackers are all for sale at budget-friendly prices in December.
Gift cards. According to DealNews, you could get 10 percent or more off gift cards in December, just in time for the holidays.
Outerwear. You may already have a winter coat, but according to DealNews, you could save at least 50 percent on a new jacket in December.
Champagne. According to Reader’s Digest, December is the best time to buy bubbly. It’s also most likely the time when it’s consumed the most throughout the year. Stock up now and save so you can ring in the new year without going over your budget.
Now that you know when to buy all of life’s essentials (and more), mark your calendar. This smart shopping strategy could help you save a pretty penny throughout the year.
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