The Best Times of Year to Shop (When Everyday Items are Cheapest!)
Why are there best times to buy?
- Fitness equipment: Up to 60% off as people make New Year’s resolutions to get in shape. At the low end, Amazon may offer discounts starting at 20% off.
- Gym memberships
- Winter clothing for cold weather
- Holiday decor
- Tax filing software so you can be ready for tax day and get a head start on your personal finance resolutions.
- TVs: The Super Bowl used to be held in January, but it’s now in February, and the TV sales have moved with it. Just don’t wait until after the Super Bowl to find a big sale.
- Jewelry: 20-30% off at some retailers around Valentine’s Day.
- President’s Day sales: Mattresses at 60% off, computers at 70% off, winter clothing at up to 75% off, and large appliances such as washers and kitchen appliances.
- Furniture as retailers look to make room for new furniture arriving at the end of winter.
- TVs: We know we’ve already listed this once, but televisions go on sale more often than you’d think throughout the year. Shoppers who missed the Super Bowl sales can often find twice as many deals in March.
- Cruises: The coronavirus pandemic may change things, but traditionally the cruise industry ends its “wave season” in March when deep discounts and packages are available.
- Luggage: Up to 50% off.
- Winter sports gear: Yes, again with the winter clothing sales. The winter season is winding down in March, and clearance sales can hit 60-80%.
- Spring clothing: If the winter gear is already sold out, look for clearance sales on other types of clothing from 50-70% off.
- Vacuum cleaners
- Easter items: Candy, cookware, and anything with a bunny theme to it.
- Tax Day: April 15 is when tax returns are due, and some businesses offer deals, such as on home office supplies.
- Large appliances: 40% off before Memorial Day.
- Mattresses: Up to 70% off
- Swimwear: 50% off
- Mother’s Day: Flowers, cards and other gifts mom might like are often on sale before this day dedicated to moms.
- Star Wars Day: May 4 is when “May the Fourth Be With You” sales accompany Star Wars merchandise.
- Kitchen gadgets: 40% off
- Athletic apparel: People are preparing for summer and all of the outdoor activities they plan to do.
- Lingerie: June is when Victoria’s Secret has its semi-annual sale.
- Gym memberships: After deals around New Year’s resolutions, these June deals will help you get fit at a discount as summer arrives.
- Father’s Day: Sales of 30% off items dad likes, such as new tech.
- Spring clothes: 50% off clothes that are now going out of season.
- Air conditioners: Anticipating a warm summer? So are some retailers with sales on AC.
- Laptop computers: Great deals can be found now, though you may find better ones in November on Black Friday.
- Amazon Prime Day: This big sale was delayed to October in 2020, but in 2021 it will most likely be July 12-13. It’s a two-day sale for Amazon Prime members on gadgets and all sorts of tech, especially smart home gadgets.
- Camping, hiking gear: 50% off around Fourth of July sales.
- Home decor items: 75% off decor items for Christmas.
- Electronics: 75% off
- Labor Day flights: Labor Day isn’t until September, but the best deals on flights for that end-of-summer celebration usually happen about five weeks before the holiday. The pandemic, however, may change that.
- Summer clothing: 80% off
- Laptops: Deals abound as kids get ready to return to school, though better deals are likely in November on Black Friday.
- School supplies: Tax-free weekends where school supplies and related back-to-school items are sold without having to pay a state tax.
- Patio furniture as Labor Day approaches in September.
- Labor Day sales start around August 24, with up to 70% off furniture, bedding, decor, and outdoor items.
- Latest iPhone: Apple usually drops prices on older models when new iPhones are released in September. Deals can also be found on the latest iPhone coming out from various carriers, though they won’t be as steeply discounted as older iPhones.
- Summer clothing
- Large appliances: 40% off
- Mattresses: Up to 60% off
- School supplies
- Home office gear
- Older iPhones: These may continue to be discounted in October if a new iPhone was released in September.
- Halloween costumes
- “Shoulder season” travel deals to Europe: Up to 80% off, when travel resumes and a “shoulder season” ever happens again.
- “Fall” or “autumn” sales: Up to 70% off many items around those terms.
- Appliances: 50% off
- New iPhones
- Laptop computers: 40% off
- Electronics: Amazon and other retailers have all kinds of deals.
- Winter clothing
- Broadway tickets: This is a projection, because the pandemic may again put off the opening of live theater, but usually Broadway ticket prices drop in September. But with postponements due to the coronavirus, the deals on show tickets may be pushed back to November.
- Halloween items: Candy, costumes and Halloween decor are often on sale in early November.
- Baking supplies
- Early Black Friday sales
- Gift cards
- After Christmas sales, such as electronic gear you didn’t get for Christmas.
- Christmas decorations
- Toys and video games
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