Better Budgeting: Sale Calendar

Sale Calendar

What's on sale this month

When is the Best Time to Buy Anything?
by Michelle Jones, founder of BetterBudgeting.org

Knowing where to buy items for the best price is only half the battle, knowing WHEN to buy them can help you find the best of the best bargains. If you have the patience to wait, you just might get that price every bargain shopper hopes and dreams for... The LOWEST PRICE OF THE YEAR.

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 Better Budgeting Sale Calendar 

January: New Year's Day and Winter Clearance Sales

Accounting and Tax Software, Air Conditioners, Bed and Bath Linens, Bicycles, Boats, Boots and Winter Shoes, Calendars, Carpet and Flooring, Computers, Cookware, Electronics, Fitness Equipment, Furniture, Gift Cards, Grills and Equipment, Humidifiers, Luggage, Office Chairs, Pajamas, Pillows, Printers and Shredders, Rugs, Space Heaters, Sportswear, Swimwear, Toys and Misc. Holiday Gifts, TVs, Vacuums and Floor Cleaners, Windows and Window Treatments, Winter Clothing, Accessories, and Coats

January 1 - New Year's Day
Third Monday in January - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19 - National Popcorn Day
January 24 - National Peanut Butter Day

Read more... Joyous January Sales

February: Valentine's Day and President's Day Sales

Accounting and Tax Software, Baseball Apparel and Equipment, Batteries, Boats, Carpet and Flooring, Cameras, Chocolate (up to 90%Off AFTER Valentine's Day), Curtains, Electronics, File Boxes, Fitness Equipment, Flowering Plants, Furniture, Hiking Gear, Jewelry, Mattresses, Office Chairs and Furniture, Perfume, Printers, Running Shoes, Ski Equipment, Snowboards, Winter Clothing (what's left of it)

Super Bowl Sunday (annual date varies)
President's Day - 3rd Monday in February
February 4 - National Homemade Soup Day
February 6 - National Frozen Yogurt Day
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 17 - National Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 22 - National Margarita Day

Read more... Fabulous February Savings

March: Spring Sales

Allergy Medicine, Baseball Equipment, Cameras, Camping Equipment, Carpet Cleaning, Car Stereos, Cell Phones, Craft Supplies, Electronics, Fishing Gear, Gardening Tools and Supplies, Golf & Tennis Equipment, House Painting, Laundry Washers and Dryers, Lawn Care, Luggage, Sunglasses, Tires, TVs, Weightloss Products, Winter Sports Gear, Vacuums and Floor Cleaners

The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday - National Pancake Day
March 10 - National Pack Your Lunch Day
March 16 - Dairy Queen Anniversary
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March/April - Easter (first Sunday following first full moon after the vernal equinox, annual dates vary)

Read more... March Into Savings

April: Spring Sales

Baskets, Bicycles, Blankets, Camping Equipment and Tents, Candy and Chocolate, Children's Clothing, Cookware and Dishes, Door Mats, Gardening Tools and Supplies, Grills and Equipment, Kitchen Appliances, Lawn Mowers, Printers, Trees and Other Plantings, Shoes, Spring Clothing, Sunglasses, Vacuum Cleaners

April/March - Easter (first Sunday following first full moon after the vernal equinox, annual dates vary)
April 1 - April Fools Day
April 2 - National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 15 - Tax Day
April 22 - Earth Day 
April 26 - National Pretzel Day
Wednesday of Last Full Week in April - National Administrative Professionals Day

Read more... Amazing April Savings

May: Mother's Day and Memorial Day Sales

Appliances, Athletic Apparel, Bed and Bath Linens, Cameras, Camping and Outdoor Gear, Child Car Seats, Cookware and Dishes, Gardening Tools and Supplies, Jewelry, Lawn Mowers, Luggage, Mattresses, Office Chairs, Outdoor and Patio Furniture, Perfume, Printers, Sports Medicine, Vacuum Cleaners, Women's Clothing

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
First Saturday in May - Free Comic Book Day
Friday before Mother's Day - National Public Garden Day
Second Sunday in May - Mother's Day
Last Monday in May - Memorial Day

Read more... Marvelous May Savings

June: Father's Day and Summer Sales

Bath and Body Supplies, Building Materials, Camping and Fishing Equipment, Cell Phones, Electronics, Garden Supplies, Hardware, Intimate Apparel, Kitchen Supplies, Mattresses, Movie Tickets, Photo Equipment and Supplies, Pianos, Sports Gear, Summer Apparel (Children, Teens, Women, Men), TVs

First Week in June - National Fishing and Boating Week
First Friday in June - National Doughnut Day
Third Sunday in June - Father's Day
June 21-22 - Summer Solstice

Read more... Jovial June Savings

July: 4th of July and More Summer Sales

Cars, Computers, Furniture, Home Improvement, Outdoor Furniture, Sports Equipment, Summer Activity Items, Summer Household Items, Swimwear, Travel Deals (Hotels and Flights)

July 4 - Independence Day
July 11 (7/11) - Free Slurpee on 7-Eleven Day
July 12 - Pecan Pie Day (25% off pecan pies at Priesters)
July 13 - National French Fry Day
Second week in July - Chick-fil-A's "Dress Like a Cow" on Cow Appreciation Day
Third Sunday in July - National Ice Cream Day

Read more... Sensational July Savings

August: Back to School and Summer Clearance Sales

Air Conditioners, Backpacks, College/Apartment Furnishings, Cookware and Dishes, Computers, Furniture, Grills and Equipment, Luggage, Furniture, Mattresses, School Supplies, Summer Clothing

Back to School (varies by state and county)
Free Tax Day or Weekend (varies by state and county)
August 24 - National Waffle Day

Read more... Alfresco August Savings

September: Labor Day Sales

Bikes, Cell Phones, Computers, Freezers, Grills and Equipment, Laundry Washers and Dryers, Mattresses, New Cars, Ovens/Ranges, Outdoor Furniture, Pools, Refrigerators, School Supplies and Backpacks, Summer Clothing (what's left of it), Travel Getaways, Trees and Other Plantings

First Monday in September - Labor Day
September 19 - National Cheeseburger Day
September 29 - National Coffee Day

Read more... Super September Savings

October: Columbus Day and Fall Sales

Air Conditioners, Candy, Cameras, Camping Equipment, Cookware and Dishes, Fall Decorations, Fitness & Game Room Equipment, Freezers, Grills and Equipment, Halloween Costumes and Accessories, Holiday Pet Costumes and Supplies, House Paint and Supplies, Laundry Washers and Dryers, Lawn & Garden Supplies, Luggage, New Cars, Ovens/Ranges, Refrigerators, Toys (Clearance)

Second Monday in October - Columbus Day
October 16 - National Boss's Day
October 26 - National Pumpkin Day
October 28 - National Chocolate Day
October 30 - National Candy Corn Day
October 31 - Halloween

Read more... Occasional October Savings

November: Thanksgiving Day and Veteran Day Sales

Air Conditioners, Appliances, Baby Items, Candy, Cars, Cookware and Dishes, Electronics, Fall Decorations, Fall Clothing, Frozen Turkeys, Holiday Foods, Toys, TVs, RVs

November 5 - National Donut Day
November 6 - National Nachos Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day, National Sundae Day
Third Thursday in October - Thanksgiving
Week of Thanksgiving - Black Friday Week
Week After Thanksgiving - Cyber Monday Week
November 28 - National French Toast Day

Read more... Never-Ending November Sales

December: Christmas Sales, Fall Clothing Clearance, and End of Year Sales

Air Conditioners, Artificial Christmas Trees, Baking Ingredients, Bikes, Cars, Cell Phones, Christmas Decorations and Gifts (up to 90% off after Christmas), Computers, Electronics, Fall Clothing, Holiday Hams, Holiday Pet Supplies, Home Appliances, RVs, Toys, TVs

December 1 - National Pie Day
December 4 - National Cookie Day
December 8 - National Brownie Day
December 13 - National Cocoa Day
December 21-23 - Winter Solstice
December 24 - National Eggnog Day
Hanukkah - Annual dates vary and are determined by the Hebrew calendar, beginning on the 25th day of Kislev, and concludes on the 2nd or 3rd day of Tevet.
December 25 - Christmas, National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 26 - National Thank You Note Day, Boxing Day (Canada)

Read more... Delightful December Savings

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In addition to sales during the calendar months, you can also find special sales before, during and after many of our major holidays. Some holidays will generate more bargains than others, such as...

Major U.S. Holidays:

Note: The following list does not include every holiday (U.S. and International), however, these are the holidays that seem to bring about the biggest sales in the U.S. each year.

January – New Year's Day (year-end clearance)
February – Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day
March/April - Easter
May – Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day
June – Father’s Day
July – 4th of July Independence Day (summer items)
September – Labor Day (back-to-school)
October – Columbus Day, Halloween
November – Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day
December - Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa


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