Getting The Best Deals Month To Month — A Shopper’s Guide

Saving money is every shopper’s dream – and it’s essential if you’re operating on a tight budget. While you probably receive e-mails, texts, tweets and circulars touting great sales daily, it’s also good to keep in mind that deep discounts for some items still go by the calendar, which can help you to plan ahead.

Here’s a list compiled by Consumer Reports for getting the best deals on goods, month by month:

January – Bedding, linens, toys, treadmills and ellipticals, TVs, winter clothing

February – Humidifiers, indoor furniture, treadmills and ellipticals

March – Digital cameras, humidifiers, small consumer electronics (MP3 players, DVD and Blu-Ray players, etc), TVs, winter sports gear

April – Laptop and desktop computers, digital cameras, lawn mowers, spring clothing

May – Athletic apparel and shoes, camping and outdoor gear, carpeting, cordless phones, lawn mowers, mattresses, small consumer electronics

June – Camcorders; carpeting; computers; indoor furniture; pots, pans, and dishware; small consumer electronics; summer sports gear, swimwear

July – Camcorders, indoor and outdoor furniture, swimwear

August – Air conditioners, backpacks, dehumidifiers, outdoor furniture, snow blowers

September – Bikes; digital cameras; gas grills; lawn mowers; shrubs, trees, and perennials; small consumer electronics; snow blowers

October – Bikes, computers, digital cameras, gas grills, lawn mowers, winter coats

November – Baby products, bikes, camcorders, gas grills, GPS navigators, toys, TVs

December – Bikes, camcorders, gas grills, GPS navigators, large and small home appliances, small consumer electronics, toys

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