What To Buy Each Month Of The Year To Save Money

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Did you know you can save money by buying certain items during a specific month?

Items go on clearance and businesses are getting rid of items to make room for new inventory.

To do this, items are hugely discounted, making it the perfect time to buy, especially for expensive items.

Below is a list of what to buy each month to save the most money.

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In January, expensive items are going on sale, such as televisions, electronics, and fitness-related items.

Gym memberships will usually waive enrollment fees to get the most people possible signing up for a membership.

Gyms do this for a strategic reason – They know the most people will sign up during this time because of New Year’s resolutions.

They also know most people won’t even use their gym membership, which is giving them free money.

  • TV’s
  • Christmas decorations
  • Bed Linens
  • Electronics
  • Kitchenware
  • Fitness memberships
  • Gym equipment

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February is the perfect time to buy winter gear and household appliances.

Sports equipment stores are getting rid of winter inventory as the season fades away.

If you need to buy new sports equipment for the upcoming year, now is the perfect time to buy.

February is also a great month to buy candy and Valentine’s Day related things.

After Valentine’s Day, stores are seen discounting Valentine’s Day items up to 90%.

  • Winter gear
  • Mattresses
  • Household appliances
  • Furniture


March is a great month to buy new running shoes for the spring season.

This is also a great time to buy a new outdoor grill for your BBQ’s.

  • Running shoes
  • Grills
  • Golf clubs


April is the month to buy spring cleaning supplies.

Vacuums and other cleaning equipment will be hugely discounted, just in time to get your cleaning done.

  • Garden supplies
  • Jewelry
  • Vacuums

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May isn’t a huge month for savings, but you can save a lot of money on furniture as furniture stores have their huge discount sales.

  • Furniture


June is another great month for gym memberships as most gyms waive enrollment fees for the summer season as people are trying to get fitter.

  • Gym memberships
  • Tools
  • Home improvement equipment


July is the month to get summer-related items such as swimsuits and air conditioners.

Swimsuits will be hugely discounted since the summer is almost over.

  • Swimsuits
  • Air conditioners


August is the month to travel to Europe, as flights and accommodation rates are low while still having great weather.

You’ll also see significantly fewer tourists during August-March, making any of these months the perfect time to visit Europe.

  • Laptops
  • Travel
  • School supplies
  • Lawnmowers
  • Summer clothing


September is another great month for furniture. Who would’ve thought?

It seems that furniture goes on sale every 3 months.

  • Home furniture
  • Outdoor furniture


October is all about fall weather meaning fall fashion is in full force.

If you’re a candy person, wait until next month to stock up on all of your candy goods!

  • Fall fashion
  • Camp gear
  • Sports equipment


Halloween is over and stores have millions of pounds of candy left in stores.

Bags of candy will be discounted up to 75% off, maybe more depending on the store.

Black Friday is also in November, which is a whole other post in itself!

  • Halloween candy
  • Electronics
  • Video games
  • Black Friday


December is a huge month for stores as Christmas is around the corner.

You won’t see too many things discounted since Black Friday recently occurred.

Christmas supplies (and candy!) also go on sale at the end of the month.

  • Toys
  • Christmas supplies

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