A Monthly Guide for Buying Things

Posted on Nov 17 2016 - 12:08pm by Mary G.


By now, most of you probably know that certain items are cheaper at certain times. Believe it or not, there is actually some method to the madness. Sales tend to run in cycles which are pretty predictable. If you are aware of these sales, you can find all the best deals! So, here is a month by month guide on when to buy things for maximum savings.

**Note: There are a lot of different experts who have made reports on when to buy things based on past trends. While opinions were not always completely consistent, I only listed items with a majority agreement. 


  • Furniture
  • Winter clothing
  • TV’s, computers, and other electronics
  • Bedding and linens
  • Holiday decorations
  • Exercise equipment
  • Frozen appetizers and snack foods


  • Furniture
  • Winter clothing
  • TV’s (around the Super Bowl)
  • Perfume
  • Canned food (February is National Canned Food Month)


  • Small electronics (cameras and phones)
  • Luggage
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Frozen foods like ready meals and veggies


  • Tennis shoes
  • Auto supplies
  • Yard supplies
  • Home goods (dishes and decor)


  • Refrigerators
  • Mattresses
  • Camping and outdoor supplies (sunscreen, bug spray)
  • Grilling food and supplies (buns, condiments, charcoal)


  • Tools (for Father’s Day)
  • Pots and pans
  • Bottled water and soda


  • Swimwear
  • Furniture
  • Grilling food and supplies (buns, condiments, charcoal)


  • Patio furniture
  • Summer clothes
  • Air conditioners
  • Lunch foods (granola bars, chips, lunch meat)


  • School and office supplies
  • Grills
  • Cars
  • Bicycles
  • Lawnmowers
  • Wine


  • Large home appliances (washers and dryers)deal
  • Denim
  • Baking goods


  • Halloween costumes and decorations
  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday
  • Consumer electronics (GPS navigators, DVD players)


  • Gift cards (Promotional offers)
  • Hardware supplies

Being aware of sale cycles can help your savings pile up throughout the year! This should serve as a good comprehensive guide for monthly buying to help maximize your savings. If you are in need of replenishing some household supplies, it’s best to plan these things out in advance. It’s all about knowing when to hit the stores!

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