In order to save money on everything from clothes, to cars, to furniture, to appliances, to food, it’s important to know when the best sales are. By knowing when and where to get the deals you love, you end up saving tons of money.
Sign up for email alerts from your local grocery store. These alerts will let you know what items will be on sale in the next week or two. When shelf-stable items are on sale, stock up if you are able. Many grocery stores also have their weekly flier available on their website. Check out the flier for good deals.
Retailers often have sales associated with holidays. Below are 16 major holidays that will enable you with the best deals:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
St. Patrick’s Day
Fourth of July
Amazon Prime Day
New Year’s Eve
In January, winter clothing is often on sale after the holidays for up to 50% off. You can also purchase linens and towels for less — and TVs right before the Super Bowl (not to mention traditional snacks for watching the big game!). Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls in January, and on this long weekend, you can buy home goods, beauty products, and clothing.
On February 1, you can buy tax software, then jewelry right after Valentine’s Day, and finally, mattresses and appliances on Presidents Day.
In March, you can buy spring clothing for the outdoors, and St. Patrick’s Day is a good time to buy green items.
In April, home goods, appliances, and spring clothing are often on sale.
In May, spring clothing and appliances have more sales on Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.
In June, look for restaurant gift cards, tools, and grills on Father’s Day.
In July, you can find tech and furniture on sale for the Fourth of July weekend and Amazon Prime Day.
In August, summer clothing, bathing suits, school supplies, and laptops go on sale. Best to buy on tax-free weekends.
In September, outdoor furniture and grills on Labor Day are offered at low prices as the summer season ends.
In October, purchase older iPhones and cozy clothing on Halloween.
In November, TVs and electronics are offered at low prices on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Finally in December, toys and games are often discounted on Super Saturday and New Year’s Eve. And many restaurants offer gift cards with a free gift for you!
By Elizabeth Hardt