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Bankrate’s Guide to Sales by Month
Posted By Jim On 05/06/2005 @ 12:29 pm In General | No Comments
Bankrate has a great article that details a generally understood concept by frugal shoppers. The article is title “Month-by-month guide for finding sales ” (written by Laura Shanahan) and basically lists what items are typically on sale in which months, so you can plan your shopping accordingly. This is more specific than the classic “Buy winter clothes at the end of the winter season” or “Buy summer clothes at the end of summer.” Below I’ll just list the months and the bullet points she outlines in her article. I’ve omitted some of the strange sales that didn’t make sense to me.
February – Driven by Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day sales.
March – Start of Spring
– prepare for April Showers!
– March is National Frozen Food Month
April – after Easter, Spring cleaning time
May – Memorial Day weekend sales
– June is National Dairy Month!
– These sales will last through September
– 4th of July sales!
– apparently July is well known as a great time to stock up.
August – The second time stores have “White sales,” school supplies are cheap now right before school starts.
– Hrm… interesting.
October – Halloween!
– End of the month as salespeople seek to meet quotas.
– with Winter looming…
November – Thanksgiving is here! Time to fatten up. Also remember Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
– starting to get cold…
December – Almost everything giftable or eatable is on sale.
This guide was especially helpful for someone like myself, who doesn’t really know the best time to buy sheets or comforters, so I hope it’s useful for you too.
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