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Time Your Purchases

 

Do you have a friend who is always bragging about the amazing bargains she found throughout the year? Do you wish you could be that person who somehow knows exactly when to buy everything? Now you can!

Everything has a season for markdowns, either because its real season has just passed, stores need to move merchandise to make room for updated versions, or because it’s just slow season for retailers.

Below is a helpful calendar that takes you through the best buying times for what you may want and need throughout the year.

January: computers, holiday goods, gift cards, wrapping paper, holiday cards, Christmas decorations, bed linens, towels

February: furniture, washing machines and dryers, wedding items, air conditioners

March: luggage, digital cameras, golf clubs, frozen foods, boats, winter coats

April: vacuum cleaners, cruise tickets, winter clothing

May: appliances, gym memberships, spring clothing, cookware and dishes, refrigerators

June: laptops, vacation tickets, tools

July: jewelry, ice cream, summer apparel, picnic and party supplies

August: office supplies, grills, swimming apparel

September: cars, airline tickets, mattresses, bikes, patio furniture

October: toys, jeans, outdoor goods

November: candy, gadgets, televisions, small appliances

December: champagne, athletic gear, wedding dresses