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When things go on sale: your monthly guide to savings


Last update on March 13, 2024.

Did you know that there are patterns to when things go on sale? If you plan your shopping right, you could get big discounts on the things you need.

Below are our tips about when things go on sale broken down by month. You can also check out our more specific month-by-month breakdown of fashion discounts.

  • January – wrapping paper, bed linens, computers, activewear, furniture
  • February – winter clothing and outerwear, travel deals, winter sports equipment
  • March – outdoor gear, home improvement items
  • April – cookware and kitchen appliances, travel deals
  • May – in-between season clothing, refrigerators, office furniture, mattresses
  • June – spring clothing, dishware, gym memberships and equipment, tools
  • July – furniture, home décor, computers
  • August – linens and storage containers, office supplies, swimsuits
  • September – appliances, bicycles, cars, lawn mowers, holiday airfare, wine
  • October – cookware, gas grills, air conditioners, toys and games, patio furniture
  • November – fall clothing, large appliances, Halloween costumes and treats
  • December – champagne, pools, bicycles

Whether it’s wrapping paper in January, outdoor gear in March, or fall clothing in November, each month presents unique opportunities to save money. From seasonal clearances to holiday promotions, staying informed about sales patterns can help stretch your budget and maximize your savings.

At Vancity, we’re committed to helping our members make the most of their finances. By being mindful of when items typically go on sale, you can make informed purchasing decisions that align with your budget and financial goals.

Connect with us today to explore tailored solutions that meet your unique financial needs. Whether you’re looking to save for big purchases, manage your budget more effectively, or invest for the future, our team is here to help you achieve your financial goals.

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