The best time to buy EVERYTHING (a month-by-month guide)

A easy to follow guide that shares with you the best time to buy everything you need throughout the year.

Best time to buy everything you need

For over 10 years I was a stay at home mom and I’ve learned many ways to stretch our income and make it last a lot longer by following monthly sales. So, I am sharing with you a simple monthly guide for the best time to buy everything you need throughout the year, and receive the biggest discounts.

Did you know that every single month of the year retailers discounts specific things more than others??? If you know when these deep discounts take place, you can stock up and save your family A LOT of money.

The Best Time To Buy Everything

January

  • Linens and Towels
  • Holiday Decor
  • Super Bowl foods
  • Fitness equipment
  • Winter clothing
  • Cold & Flu medications
  • TV’s

February

  • Winter coats & boots
  • Candy & Chocolate
  • Perfume
  • humidifiers

March

  • Small electronics (cameras,etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Frozen foods

April

  • Cookware
  • Household supplies
  • Easter decor
  • Lawn mowers

May

  • Chocolate and flowers from Mother’s Day
  • Cinco de Mayo foods (tacos, tortilla chips, etc.)
  • Yard sale time!
  • Cookout foods & utensils
  • Sunscreen

June

  • Gym memberships
  • Father’s Day items (tools, clothes, etc.)
  • Swimwear
  • Indoor furniture
  • Carpeting
  • camcorders

July

  • Summer clothes
  • Fourth of July decor
  • burgers, chips and other patriotic foods
  • Big sales on almost anything!

August

  •  Grills
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden tools
  • Pool toys
  • Lunch box foods
  • Back to school clothes & supplies
  • Camping gear
  • Flip flops

September

  • Bikes
  • Lawn mowers
  • Office supplies
  • Deep discounts on school supplies (whatever is left)
  • digital cameras
  • Summer clearance

October

  • Baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.)
  • Kitchen goods
  • New car deals start

November

  • Halloween candy & costumes
  • ALL Black Friday deals (TV’s, appliances, laptop’s, etc.)
  • Holiday foods grocery sales (pretty much everything)
  • Toys
  • Baby products

December

  • Wrapping paper and decor
  • Holiday foods
  • Baking supplies
  • After Christmas clearance ( in every category: toys, appliances, decor, trees, etc.)

Saving this list is a great way to save a lot of money throughout the year! Now I wait and stock up in the month where what I need is crazy cheap.  I hope this lists brings your family tons of savings!

Have anything else to add to the list? Comment below!

For more money-saving tips, check out: “The 4 ways I effortlessly save our family money.”

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40 Comments:
December 30, 2016

What a great list. Thank you! I always wonder when is the best time to buy new snowsuits. Now I know to look in February! ?

December 30, 2016

Aww I’m so glad! LOL

December 30, 2016

This is an awesome list and it’s very helpful! It’s always best to save money whenever you can. Thanks for this!

December 30, 2016

Thanks so much! Exactly girl!

December 30, 2016

Great tips! Thanks! I love the after Christmas clearance shopping!

December 30, 2016

Who knew? (You of course!) I never realized that there were times of the year when it was best to purchase things. Thanks for this great resource.

December 30, 2016

LOL! I’m so glad! Hope this helps you in the future!

December 30, 2016

Oooohhh! I’ll have to save this list for later reference! Thanks!

December 30, 2016

Thanks! So glad!

December 30, 2016

This is such a smart and helpful list! I look forward to applying these tips in the new year!

December 30, 2016

Thanks so much! I’m glad they will be helpful to you!

December 30, 2016

Love your list! feb. and May are my favorite times to shop then the week after Halloween haha. Tons of costumes $2 each!

December 30, 2016

Yes! That’s when I stock up on fun ones to play with in the house!

December 30, 2016

I’m all about getting a good deal and shopping off season. I used to be the queen of buying things as soon as the season was over for next season. Since having kids, I kind of fly by the seat of my pants these days..ha ha. I needed this list!

December 30, 2016

LOL! Yes, I have to be so intentional about it and I get so mad when I miss these amazing markdowns!

December 30, 2016

I have my own mental list of things like this, but I’ve never written it out. January is also a good time to buy organization stuff and furniture. Especially at places like Costco, they move out all the holiday stuff and move in the BIG furniture pieces.

December 30, 2016

You are so right! Great add!

December 30, 2016

This is a great list, i’ll be using this to find things!

December 30, 2016

Awesome! I know it will save you tons!

What a great list! Now I just need to write these into my planner 🙂 Happy New Year!

December 30, 2016

I love buying winter clothing in January and February! Such great prices as stores move in the springtime gear!

December 30, 2016

Yes! I try to buy a year ahead for my kids!

December 30, 2016

This is such a helpful list! Will definitely keep it in mind as we head into 2017!

December 30, 2016

Thanks! Appreciate it!

December 30, 2016

This is great! I love saving money on family stuff!

December 30, 2016

Thanks so much girl!

December 30, 2016

This is seriously amazing! I had no idea that there were certain times to buy things besides the obvious ones like Labor Day and Memorial Day sales. Thank you for this!

December 30, 2016

LOL! Awesome so glad it’s helpful!

December 31, 2016

Who doesn’t love saving money!? This made a lot of sense, but I had never even really thought much into when I buy things! Thanks for posting!

December 31, 2016

Exactly! Awesome, I’m so glad!

December 31, 2016

I have been looking for a list like this for awhile, but many of them are so dated! Thanks for sharing a current one! 🙂

December 31, 2016

I’m so glad! Enjoy!

December 31, 2016

I wouldn’t have thought of some of these! I always like to check stores right after a major holiday to see if they’ve put the holiday stuff on sale!

December 31, 2016

Yes! That is a great practice!

December 31, 2016

Omg I love finding deals! Thanks for these awesome tips 🙂

January 1, 2017

I’m so glad! Thanks so much!

January 1, 2017

This was super helpful! I am in need of new towels, so this is fantastic! Thanks!

January 2, 2017

Thanks so much girl!

January 3, 2017

This is interesting, I hadn’t given much thought to the time of year that would be best to buy certain things until now!

January 3, 2017

That’s great! I’m glad you found something new and useful!

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