When To Buy: A Monthly Guide

When To Buy Guide

When To Buy: Save Money All Year Long!

There are ideal times to buy a lot of things and if you time your purchases right you can save money all year long! This handy guide will remind you when to buy what and help you save money throughout the year!

This handy guide will remind you when to buy what and help you save money throughout the year! Click To Tweet

When To Buy Guide


Start the year with fresh sheets and linens during the White Sales in January! You can also find snack food at sale prices around the Super Bowl. Think soda, pizza, chips and dip, frozen appetizers, and possibly even beer!

Early January is a great time to purchase Christmas cards and decorations at low prices.


As winter comes to an end you’ll often find winter coats, clothes, and snow boots at heavily discounted prices to make room for spring clothes.

After Valentine’s Day you’ll find perfume gift sets, themed gift wrap, and candy at reduced prices.


Now is the time to buy small electronics! Like cars, electronics often come out with new versions each year and in March you can usually snag last year’s model for a good price! Just resist the temptation of the new models coming out…

March is a common time to gear up for spring cleaning so you can usually find good prices on items like cleaning supplies, trash bags, and paper towels.


As April kicks off wedding season you’ll start seeing deals on dishes, household items, and cookware. Sure, the nice discounts may be intended for wedding gifts, but we could all benefit from it!

After Easter is a great time to stock up on Easter baskets and decorations for next year.


Garage sales start popping up in May and run throughout the summer, but May is generally when people hold their first one. This is when you can pick from the good stuff before people hold their second or third sale later in the summer to try to get rid of the leftovers!

Find discounts on things like drink mixes, tortillas, salsa, peppers, and tortilla chips in early May for Cinco de Mayo. Burgers, buns, condiments, charcoal, paper plates, eating utensils, bug spray, and sunscreen go on sale to kick off barbecue season and Memorial Day.


Look for clearance items after Father’s Day such as ties, tool sets, boxed aftershave/deodorant sets, and greeting cards.

Keep an eye out for discounts on 4th of July decorations and groceries towards the end of the month.


The 4th of July will usher in sales on soda, burger fixings, condiments, utensils, and patriotic themed decorations, but July is also a common month for retailers to put nearly everything on sale! Swimsuits and summer clothing also go on sale as early as July to make way for the fall clothes.


Summer stuff goes on clearance as early as August! Think flip-flops, sunscreen, pool toys, swim suits, grills and grilling equipment, gardening supplies, patio furniture, and so on. You can also find good deals on lunch box items as parents gear up back to school, like snack sized items, pudding cups, granola bars, Lunchables, canned fruit, and lunch meat.


Scour the back to school section for deep discounts on notebooks, folders, pens, and general office supplies. Also keep an eye out for big Labor Day sales.


Now is the time to get that new home appliance you’ve been eying. This year’s models will be discounted to make way for new models. As winter creeps closer baking items will go on sale and you may also find some final good deals on summer items.


In early November look for next year’s Halloween costumes and decorations on clearance. Then brace yourself for good deals on all things Thanksgiving. Many stores have great grocery deals this month. At the end of month Black Friday and Cyber Monday usually have good deals on TVs and other electronics.


At the beginning of the month look for discounted grocery items leftover from Thanksgiving. Right after Christmas is the best time to stock up on decorations, Christmas cards, wrapping paper, etc.

Save Money All Year Long

Time your purchases with the sales and you can save money throughout the entire year!

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  1. This is a great resource. Thank you for putting this together. I have already started thinking about what Christmas items I need to pick up at the end of the month 🙂 Such a great savings and I’ll be thrilled with myself next year.

  2. I’m in no way as structured as you are, but I do mind the seasons to do my shopping.
    I love your image. I’ll be pinning it for later.
    Thanks a lot for sharing it.

  3. YES! I have always wanted a guide like this! Thank you for laying it out and sharing it! Also, thanks for being such a great #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup cohost!

  4. Wow, what an amazing resource!! With our big family we are always looking for ways to save money. Thanks for sharing!! Have a blessed week!

  5. What a great list! I liked it so much that it will be one of my featured posts at Share The Wealth Sunday tomorrow night! Thanks so much for linking up with us each week!

  6. So needed this list anything to save money !!! And I can’t wait for garage sales the best !!!

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  10. This is a great resource! We recently bought a condo and have to watch our budget. Wondering though, when is the best time to buy furniture?

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  12. As a someone with a large garden who lives in a fairly mild climate, I always buy my bulbs for spring flowers in November. I’ve found that stores such as Walmart, Lowe’s and Home Depot still have a decent selection at 1/4 of the price (usually about $4.00 for 25 bulbs rather than $16.00). It’s a real budget-saver!

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  15. You forgot Mother’s Day in May. Hmmm, I must be a mother. The rest are very good suggestions. Thanks for the compilations.

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