Looking to purchase an item with a big price tag?
Many items have substantial reductions in certain months. If you check the calendar before you shop, you can walk away with surprising bargains!
After the Christmas holidays, retailers want to clear their shelves of old inventory. In January, clothing (especially coats), gym memberships and fitness equipment (lots of competition here for you to get in shape), and linens and bedding (still called White Sales) are all on sale.
In February, TVs (especially on Presidents’ Day weekend), and computer tablets go on sale. New models of washers and dryers come out, so that’s the time to buy last year’s model. Also, it’s a good time to book wedding venues, and buy furniture.
In March, it’s cold outside but stores are looking to Spring with discounts on golf equipment and other outdoor items. Plus, it’s national Frozen Foods month – so stock your freezer! Also, cruises go on sale in late March and April.
In April clean up with vacuum sales. The last of winter clothing has steep discounts to make way for warm weather apparel.
In May, refrigerators, mattresses, and gym memberships have big discounts! Why? People forget their New Year’s resolution and fitness facilities want to nudge them into their place.
In June, laptops go on sale, plus Caribbean vacations and cruises. And it’s time to start home improvement with bargains galore!
In July furniture, airline tickets, and air conditioners will give you cool savings. Shop in August for snow blowers, and school and office supplies.
Get a great deal on smartphones in September. It’s time to buy cars, too!! You may find a deal on lawnmowers as the lawn-cutting season ends.
October is the time to buy a house! Plus, get deals on patio and garden supplies, and kitchen appliances (except refrigerators). Ride away with savings on a new bike!
In November purchase consumer electronics: TVs, laptops, phones, tablets, cameras (especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday).
And in December, wedding dresses and athletic apparel and equipment go on sale, plus toys.
So be smart! Wait and watch the calendar when making special purchases, and you can save BIG!!
Compiled from MONEY, Reader's Digest and CNBC.