Best Time To Shop!

best time to shop salesDo you ever wonder when the best time is to shop for that new computer? Or how about something less traditional such as dental care products? Well there is a time and a place for everything and there are months that are better for shopping than others. I have compiled a list for you below on the items that you will want to snag in each month to save the most you can all year long.

In general the best time to shop is around Black Friday (after Thanksgiving) and in January when retailers will be clearancing out tons of items that didn’t sell during the holiday season. The worst time to shop is in March because of the lack of holidays and seasonal changes.

January

  • Chocolate and Candy (after Christmas)
  • Soda
  • Diet Foods (for that new year’s resolution)
  • Linens
  • TV’s
  • Small Appliances
  • Electronic Items
  • Winter Clothing
  • Wedding Supplies
  • Christmas Gift Wrap
  • Christmas Decorations including lighting, trees, and outdoor decor.
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Computers
  • Carpeting & Flooring
  • Gift Cards
  • Toys (after Christmas sales)
  • Motorcycles
  • Houses
  • Boats
  • Video Games

February

  • Boats
  • Canned foods
  • Chocolate (after Valentine’s Day)
  • Flat Screen or Big Screen TV’s (before Superbowl)
  • Dental Care Products (toothpaste, floss, toothbrushes etc.)
  • Seafood

March

  • Luggage
  • Gardening Tools and Supplies
  • Frozen Food
  • Beer (around St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Candy (after St. Patrick’s Day)

April

  • Candy (after Easter)
  • Eggs
  • Cookware
  • Jewelry
  • Baking Supplies and Ingredients
  • Vacuums
  • Car Tires

May

  • Condiments
  • Bottled Water
  • Mattresses
  • Grilling Supplies (charcol, lighters, matches, etc.)
  • Patio Furniture
  • Soda
  • Refrigerators
  • Party Supplies
  • Picnic Supplies

June

  • Soda
  • Ice Cream
  • Popsicles
  • Diary Products
  • Champagne (since this is popular for wedding season)
  • Dishware
  • Umbrellas
  • Gym Memberships (to get in shape for the Summer)
  • Tools (Father’s Day Sales)
  • Paint Supplies
  • Suits (dress suits)

July

  • Hot Dogs
  • Condiments
  • Ground Beef
  • Grill Supplies
  • Plastic Utensils (plastic cups, plates, cutlery, napkins, paper towels, etc.)
  • Steak
  • Chips
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Jewelry
  • Soda
  • Bottled Water

August

  • Storage Containers
  • Door Room Essentials (lamps, tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Camping Equipment
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Outdoor Play Items (volleyball equipment, baseball equipment, swimming gear, etc.)
  • Drink Mixes (Kool-aid, crystal light, tea, etc.)
  • School Supplies (before and after school starts)
  • Wine
  • Summer Clothes
  • Back to School Clothing (before and after school starts)
  • Office supplies
  • Linens

September

  • Cars (current year models will be discounted to make room for next year models)
  • Grills
  • Cereal
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Airfare and Vacation packages (best to book holiday travel at least 2 months in advance)
  • Lawnmowers
  • Patio Furniture (end of summer clearance)
  • Soups
  • Trees, Shrubs, and Bulbs.
  • Furniture (Labor Day Sales)

October

  • Cars (current year models will be discounted to make room for next year models)
  • Candy (before and after Halloween)
  • Pumpkins
  • Dried Fruits
  • Large Appliances (stoves, dishwashers, freezers, etc.)
  • Health Insurance (best rates are found in this month for private insurance)
  • Jeans

November

  • Turkey
  • Potatoes
  • Boxed Goods (stuffing, pasta, boxed soups, etc.)
  • Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Wax paper, etc.
  • TV’s, DVD Players, MP3 Players, etc. (shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday)
  • Baking Supplies
  • Disposable Baking Pans

December

  • Champagne
  • Golf Supplies
  • Pools
  • Spices
  • Nuts
  • Gift Cards
  • Gaming Consoles

Tips on Best Days to Shop

  • Whenever you can avoid shopping on Sunday’s prices tend to be more expensive.
  • Gas tends to be more on weekends so fill-up your tank during the week.
  • Purchase Jewelry on Wednesdays but avoid any holiday such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Christmas.
  • Entertainment such as movies, museums, and concerts tend to be cheaper during the week because there is less of a crowd. Also be sure to check early bird specials such as a matinee because prices are more likely to be cheaper.


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