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2013 Bargain Calendar–Best Month to Buy

January 13, 2013

in Frugal Tips

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There is a saying that patience is a virtue.  In this case patience might just save you a bunch of money.

For instance, I’m in need of new luggage.  Did you know that luggage is at rock bottom prices in March    I think I can wait two months so that I can save big. 

Here is your 2013 Bargain Calendar.  You’ll find what month items will be at the best price.  If you are willing to wait until the specified month, you’ll be able to save a lot of money this year.

January

  • Holiday décor and wrapping paper – A great place to look for these items are the drugstores.  When I was at Rite Aid the other day it was all 75% off.
  • Linens – January are famous for there “white” sales.  Start the New Year off with some new sheets.
  • Toys – Once again this is a Christmas clearance item
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Vacation Packages

 

February

  • Furniture – especially during the Presidents’ Day Sale
  • Lobster and Steak – after Valentine’s Day Sales

 

March

  • Luggage – on sale in a month when people aren’t traveling too much.
  • Chocolate – leftover Valentine’s Day candy.  Once again be sure to check out your drugstores.  They often offer it up to 90% off
  • Outdoor gear and winter clothing – stock up so you are ready next year.

 

April

  • Pots and Pans  – It’s the start of wedding and graduation seasons and the stores put their cookware on sale.
  • Home-Improvement Supplies – Get ready for Spring Cleaning
  • Tires and Auto Parts – Bet you didn’t know that April is National Car Care Month.

 

May

  • Air Conditioners – If you know you’ll need a new one in the near future, bite the bullet now and buy it.  You’ll get a better deal then mid-summer.
  • Camping and Outdoor Gear
  • Mattresses – The new models will be coming out, so you’ll get a great deal on the older models.  Personally, I didn’t realize there were actually “new” models of mattresses.
  • Gym Memberships – There sales usually go down now because people don’t want to be stuck inside in the summer.

 

June

  • Lingerie – Stores like Macy’s and Victoria Secrets turn over their inventory this month
  • Tools and Hardware – to celebrate Father’s Day
  • Laptops – I’m thinking this is due to a slow down in sales since school is out.

 

July

  • Picnic Supplies – To celebrate Fourth of July
  • Furniture – Once again, these would be last year’s models since new styles were introduced in April at the trade shows.
  • Sandals and Swimsuits

 

August

  • Back to School Supplies – Be sure to come and check back here for where to find the best deals each week
  • Kids Clothing – Back to School deals, some states offer tax free days
  • Outdoor Grills – Good Prices with Great Variety available

 

September

  • iPhones and Ipods – This is usually when Apple debuts their newest version, so you can get a great deal on the older models.
  • Automobiles – Once again this is a month for the new models to start showing up so you can score a deal on last years models.
  • Bikes – Summer is done, need to clear the store
  • Summer Apparel – If you can estimate kiddos sizes for the next year, it’s a great time to stock up
  • Airfare – Summer’s over and so are most people vacations.  If you don’t have little ones in school, consider taking a trip in September.

 

October

  • Grills – This is the best price you find, but one word of warning – your selection won’t be that great
  • Patio Furniture – best if you have somewhere to store it until next year
  • Winter Coats – Good price with best selection.  If you’re not worried about selection and don’t need it right away – wait until March.

 

November

  • Gadgets, Electronics and Small Household Appliances – Thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday
  • Winter Clothing – Once again thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Black Friday will get you the best deals at Target and Kohls.  Luxury Store’s best deals will be on Cyber Monday.


December

  • Toys  – second and third week of the month is the best. 
  • Large Appliances
  • Gift Cards – the cards aren’t on sale themselves, but you will get rewards.  Giant Eagle and Shop N Save offer Bonus Fuel Perks and the drugstores offer extra bucks when you buy gift cards

 

So what might you be able to wait for to save big?  It’s definitely worth keeping the calendar in mind if you have something big to buy.

Information from Redbook Jan, 2013 “Smart About Your Money” – Interview with DealNews.Com and Mandy Walker (editor for Consumer Reports.)

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Michelle Tucker January 21, 2013 at 12:15 am

Never really thought about there being a particular time to buy items except total seasonal items. Great info!

Michelle

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Trish F January 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Thanks for the great calendar. I’m going to print this out. I’m in need of a new mattress and looking forward to the president day sales, but some of these I never knew the best time of year to buy.

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Rebecca January 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

thanks for these tips. now I know what to look for each month.

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Sharon Siqueiros January 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Thanks so much for this deal calendar!! I’m always trying to buy at a time to get the best deal and this really helps!!!

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Gina Brickell January 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I love to do this.. Wait until after the holidays when everything is on clearance and then load up for the following year. It definitely beats paying full price for stuff!!!

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tami s January 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I never realized about the schedule of when things go on sale. I’m bookmarkng this page to go to when I want to make a purchase

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Janell Poulette January 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm

It’s always good to know when to stock up on stuff.

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JKAPS January 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Calendar is great. We travel all year, as we have family all over. It’s nice to know of the best months to buy plane tix.

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Leah CB January 18, 2013 at 1:55 am

What a neat idea! You are pretty clever, and have probably saved me some money! I’m going to pin this & eventually print it out. That way when there’s a major purchase I need to make, I can save some cash! Thank you.

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Sherry January 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

I love this calendar! Pinning it now so I don’t lose it. Thank you for taking the time to post.

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marthalynn January 14, 2013 at 11:35 am

This is so handy! I’m going to print it out right now. I’m excited for March to get some super-cheap luggage hopefully. And some clearance Valentine’s chocolate!

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