Canada’s Yearly Sales Cycle
Stores have yearly sales cycles that they follow and knowing what these cycles are is one of the best ways you can save serious money on almost everything you buy.
Avoid paying full price for anything by only purchasing the following items during the month(s) that they are on sale.
Please note that this sales cycle is for all of Canada, but some locations may vary slightly with their schedules.
What to Buy in January?
Here’s what to buy in January:
Diet Foods & Beverages
Losing weight is one of the top 3 New Years Resolutions that people make, so stores are going to start selling products that many people are interested in this time of year – diet foods and beverages.
Look for diet soda, frozen meals, diet shakes, yogurt and granola bars.
Sticking with the weight loss resolution, you can also expect many weight loss products to go on sale in the new year.
Look for exercise equipment such as treadmills, weight sets, exercise bikes, athletic shoes – even gym memberships.
Cold & Flu Items
January is cold & flu season, which means you are going to be able to find many deals on items specific to this.
Look for medicines, vitamins, pain relievers and lip balm.
With Christmas over, stores are clearing out their stock of holiday items over the month of January and offering deep discounts to their customers.
Look for holiday decor, wrapping paper & greeting cards, seasonal candy and even toys.
Cold Weather Clothing
January is a great time to find deals on winter clothing because everyone needs it this time of year. Prices will be even lower closer to the end of the season, but you can still find really great deals in January.
Look for winter jackets, hats, gloves & scarves, boots and sweaters.
Another popular New Years Resolution is to get organized, so you will often see many organizing products on sale this month.
Look for storage containers, label makers and custom organizing products (milk bag holder, pot rack, etc.).
Why there are “white sales” in January is beyond me, but every year – there they are again. The tradition of having these white sales began way back in 1878 and has stuck around ever since. Now is the best time to add new linens to your closets!
Look for towels, pillows, sheet sets and comforters. You can usually find bathroom accessories on sale as well.
Yes, you read that right. January is one of the best months to buy a home. Why? There are not many homebuyers willing to walk around in the snow looking for a home to purchase, which means that many sellers will lower their prices just to get their home sold.
Is talking more family photos (or just photos in general) one of your New Years Resolutions? It is for many (myself included!), and that is why you will be able to find cameras on sale at deep discounts in January.
Look for digital cameras, film cameras, lenses, camera bags and camera accessories.
I know it seems strange to buy a bicycle in January. Odds are, you won’t be able to use it for another 4 months or more! However, stores are clearing out the previous years’ stock, so it’s likely that you will find some pretty fantastic bike sales during the winter months.
Hot Foods & Beverages
To warm you up when it’s chilly outside, stores will often have many sales on hot foods and beverages in January.
Look for stews, soups, chili, oatmeal, hot chocolate, tea and coffee.
Stop Smoking Aids
Did you know that the number one New Years Resolution for many years has been to stop smoking? It’s also the resolution that is the most likely to fail. Stores will still try to help you out, though!
Look for patches, gum, lozenges and inhalers.
Produce on sale in January:
Bananas, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Oranges, Pomegranates, Rhubarb, Tangerines, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes
What to Buy in February
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in February:
Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is a great time to score pretty fantastic deals on jewelry.
Pick up something pretty for your lady (or something handsome for your man!) and don’t pay an arm & a leg for it!
Home Theater Systems
The Super Bowl is in February, and that means that stores will be offering steep discounts on home theater systems to get you all set up for the big game.
If you plan to make this large purchase, be sure to check the return policy closely. Some people buy home theater systems just to watch the Super Bowl and then return them to the store – and retailers know this.
Valentine’s Day Items
Immediately after Valentine’s Day, you can expect to find prices slashed on all items with a lovey-dovey theme.
Look for clothing with “love” themes, Valentine’s Day home decor. Many stuffed animals will be very cheap, as well.
Chocolates & Candy
Other items that you can find on sale immediately after Valentines day is chocolate and candy.
Look for boxed chocolates and red/white/pink packaged candies.
Stores are trying to clear out the remainder of last year’s camera stock before the new stuff comes in and to do so, they offer great discounts this month.
Look for not only digital cameras themselves, but accessories as well.
You don’t often see people riding a motorcycle in February, right? Thanks to the snow we are usually surrounded by this time of year, motorcycles are not usually found on the roads.
Since riding is limited in the winter months, this is the best time to buy yourself a snazzy new bike, as prices will be slashed to encourage sales.
Keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme, February is a great time to find sales on fragrances.
Many stores not only offer sale prices, but they usually offer coupon discounts as well – that can be combined with the sale prices.
There will be many great deals on snacks the first week of February to take care of football fans that will be enjoying the Super Bowl.
Look for chips & dip, popcorn, frozen pizza, chicken wings and pop.
New furniture styles roll out in February and stores will be clearing out their current stock to make room for it, so expect to see some considerable savings.
It’s always a good idea to buy items when the demand for them is low.
Most of us don’t need an air conditioner in February, but this is one of the best months to buy them, as prices will be scaled way back due to lack of sales.
New video games are released at the end of the year and if you can hold off buying until February, this is when you will be able to save a great deal of cash.
Produce on sale in February:
Bananas, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Oranges, Rhubarb, Tangerines, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes
What to Buy in March
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in March:
March is National Frozen Food Month, so you can expect to find many great deals on all sorts of frozen food items.
Look for pizzas, prepared meals, fruits & vegetables, meat and more.
Spring cleaning is on the horizon and stores are getting sales started in March for the folks that like to tackle their cleaning projects early.
Look for glass & window cleaner, furniture polish, all-purpose cleaner, Swiffer kits, cleaning wipes and more.
In keeping with the spring cleaning theme, paper products will be on sale quite often in March to help you clean up messes.
Look for bathroom tissue, paper towels and facial tissue to drop in price this month.
Now that spring is right around the corner, stores are desperate to sell off any remaining winter wear that they have left in stock – especially winter coats, as they are often the most expensive winter clothing item.
You can expect to find sales of 50% off or more at pretty much every store that carries winter apparel, so whatever you do, don’t pay full price!
With the weather starting to warm up (in some areas, anyway!), many people will be playing outdoor sports again soon, so stores will be offering discounts on these items.
Look for hockey sticks & pucks, soccer balls/basketballs/footballs, bicycles and more. You can also find sales on skis, ice skates and snowboarding gear.
You can typically expect to find luggage on sale during or right after a major holiday. It is believed that March, May and July are the best months to find discounted luggage.
Springtime is also when people start thinking about spring and summer vacations, and will often be looking for deals on luggage. Stores know this and will cater to those customers by offering exciting sales and promotions during the warmer months.
Many deals are clearing out inventory to make room for new models, so prices will be slashed quite a bit.
If you’re looking to purchase a boat, now may be a very good time to look into buying one.
Demand is still pretty low for air conditioners in March and that means that many retailers are selling them at a discount, just to get them off of their shelves.
If you’re planning on picking one up for the summer, now is your last chance to get one on sale. They are going to jump up on price substantially next month.
Just like air conditioners, prices for barbecues are going to skyrocket very soon, so if you’re looking to pick one up at a hefty discount, March is your last chance to do so.
Produce on sale in March:
Bananas, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Oranges, Peppers, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Tangerines, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes
What to Buy in April
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in April:
In April, stores are really starting to push out their spring apparel and get rid of all the old winter jackets, gloves, boots and hats that they have in stock – so this is the perfect time to pick up those items for next year.
The spring cleaning bug has bitten most people come April and most retailers know this and will start selling household cleaning supplies at discount prices, in order to get people into their store.
Keeping with the spring cleaning theme, you can also expect to find vacuum cleaners on sale in April to assist you with getting your home squeaky clean.
Paint & Wallpaper
Now that the weather has warmed up, people have started to do repairs on their home. This includes painting and wallpapering. For this reason, expect to see lots of sales on paint and wallpaper (as well as painting supplies).
Warmer weather also means it’s time for some gardening. This month, there will be many sales on gardening tools such as shears, spades, shovels, gardening gloves and kneelers.
“April showers brings May flowers”, so you’ll likely see many sales on items such as rain jackets, boots and umbrellas to help you deal with all of the rain that is expected in April.
Wedding and graduation season are right around the corner, which means lots of retailers will be lowering prices on many great cookware items to give as gifts. Look for full cookware sets, as these seem to sell the most and therefore offer the best discounts.
You don’t have to wait until Boxing Day to find great deals on televisions, April is actually a pretty good month for sales as well! The fiscal year ends in March for most Japanese companies and new models coincide with the new fiscal year – meaning older models will begin to lower in cost.
Produce to buy in April:
Bananas, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Oranges, Peppers, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Tangerines, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes.
What to Buy in May
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in May:
Japanese manufacturers fiscal year end is at the end of March, so you can expect discounts on older television models in April and May.
Now that the weather is quickly getting warmer, many people are packing away their winter clothing – including stores.
Watch for sales on coats, hats, scarves, gloves and boots.
Patio Furniture (Older Models)
New models will be out this year, which means all of the older models that didn’t sell last year will be marked down this month, in order to make room for the newer stuff.
Tis’ the season for weddings and graduations! Stores are trying to cash in on this season and since cookware is a popular gift, you can expect to find lots of great sales on it.
Along with graduations comes graduation celebrations, so watch for sales on party supplies in May.
Disposable Plates, Cups & Cutlery
Barbecue season is upon us. Burgers, corn on the cob, steaks – all of that good stuff! Many people will be cooking on the barbecue much more often now and won’t want to be in the kitchen washing dishes.
Look for sales on disposable plates, cups, bowls and cutlery.
New products come out in summer, so stores are starting to slash prices right now to make room for the new products.
Bedding & Towels
The “white sale” is happening again, where stores are cutting back their prices on bedding and towels. Now would be a great time to replace any worn items.
Spring cleaning is in full swing and right now there are many sales on cleaning products. It might be a good time to stock up on these products if you are running low.
Keeping with the spring cleaning theme here, vacuum cleaners will help you get your house clean – which means these items will be on sale, too.
You will start to see bottled water on sale quite a bit this month and throughout the summer. It often goes on sale for $1 for a case of 12.
It’s time for barbecued meats, pastas and of course – salads! Expect lots of sales on salad dressing this month. Croutons too (or you could just make your own).
This is just the beginning for ice cream sales. You can expect this dessert to be on sale for the next few months.
Produce to buy in May:
Bananas, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Lemons, Mangoes, Oranges, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Tangerines.
What to Buy in June
Wondering what the best things to buy in June are? Look no further!
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in June:
Barbecue season is officially in full swing and many retailers are heavily discounting all of your barbecue essentials – like hot dogs. You can also find hot dog buns on sale this month.
Burgers, anyone? Ground beef will be on sale all throughout summer for those making burgers on the grill. You can also find hamburger buns on sale this month.
You’re going to need some condiments for those hot dogs and burgers, so watch for great deals on things like ketchup, mustard and relish. There are often really good coupons available for these items as well during the summer.
As the weather continues to get warmer, hot weather clothing begins to show up in stores and the sales on these items are frequent. Bathing suits are one of those clothing items.
The winter boots have likely disappeared from store shelves by now and have been replaced with sandals. Watch for many discounts on them this month and throughout the summer.
Sunscreen & Insect Repellent
It’s the time of year when insects and the sun start to attack our skin like crazy, so you can expect to find many sales on sunscreen and insect repellent right now.
(Before Father’s Day)
Tools are a popular gift for many dads, so they are always priced at their lowest in June (and December, for Christmas). The best deals are usually before Father’s Day.
The two best times to purchase a gym membership is in January and June. In January, gyms offer discounts for those who’s new years resolution is to lose weight. In June, people often try to lose weight for “bathing suit season”, so gyms offer steep discounts this month as well.
The sales flyers of so many stores are flooded with patio furniture discounts this time of year. You can expect to see many fantastic deals on these items right now.
From June until August, you will be able to find many deals on ice cream. This popular summer staple is always on sale when it’s hot outside, so this is the best time to stock up, when prices are at their lowest.
Watch for many sales on cookware throughout the summer, as it is a popular wedding gift. Stores will often offer great deals on it. Cookware sets seem to be on sale the most during this time.
Produce to Buy in June:
Bananas, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mangoes, Oranges, Papaya, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Asparagus, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Radishes, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes.
What to Buy in July
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in July:
Don’t forget to protect your skin when you’re out in the sun this summer! Stores everywhere have sales on sunscreen all the time in July, so you should never pay full price for this summer necessity.
Pop & Bottled Water
Cold drinks are a must when the temperature outdoors is rising, so expect many great deals on pop and bottled water in July.
Juice is also on sale, but the deals aren’t often as good as they are for pop and bottled water.
It’s high time for burgers on the barbecue! Don’t ever pay full price for ground beef during the summer months. Stores know that people are making burgers a lot, and in an effort to sell as much beef as possible, they are offering great discounts.
Going camping? Don’t leave home without your insect repellent.
Along with sunscreen, insect repellent is a top seller in July, and because of that, there are lots of sales available.
Hot dogs and hot dog buns are on sale all of July, so if you plan to serve these for lunches and dinners throughout the summer (or the year!), be sure to stock up this month when you see those sales.
There are often many great coupons available for hot dogs during the summer months, as well.
A burger or hot dog isn’t complete with some condiments, and lucky for you, they are always on sale at low, low prices in July.
Look for ketchup, mustard, relish, barbecue sauce and more. Don’t pay full price!
Most stores are cashing in on beach season by offering deep discounts on all of their swimwear. There is almost always at least 1 store with a swimwear sale every single week in the summer.
July is a great month to pick up discounted swimwear because the selection is still pretty good.
The kids are out of school now. How many times have you heard the line “I’m bored!”?
Keep your kids busy with crafts galore. Lots of discount department stores (Walmart, Zellers) have craft supplies on sale in July to encourage you to buy “time killing” supplies for your kids.
Desperate to keep cool but can’t afford an air conditioner? Pick up a standing or table top fan rather inexpensively during the months of July and August.
Ceiling fans are also on sale this time of year, but are not as deeply discounted as standing and table top fans are.
Produce to Buy in July:
Bananas, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mangoes, Oranges, Papaya, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Asparagus, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Radishes, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes.
What to Buy in August
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in August:
Back to School Supplies
There are a plethora of sales on back to school supplies in August (especially around the end of the month), so now is the time to stock up on things like pens & pencils, binders, paper (including printer paper), glue, scissors, staplers, crayons, markers and more.
This is the best time all year to buy these items, as this is when they will be the cheapest, so if you’re able to, buy a year’s supply.
August is one of the best months of the year to buy lunch items such as lunch boxes, crackers, bread, peanut butter, jams/jellies, snack items (pudding/Jell-O, granola bars), lunch meat and packaged meals such as Lunchables (or you could make your own).
As many college and university students are getting ready to head back to school, stores are lowering prices on linens to allow students to get these household items inexpensively.
Look for sheet sets, blankets, pillows, towels, and more. You can even find bathroom items such as bath mats and shower curtains on sale.
If you need new swimwear, now is the best time to buy it! With discounts as high as 75% off in August, you will get the best bang for your buck if you buy your swimwear now, instead of next year.
Some stores even offer discounts higher than 75% off, just to clear their shelves!
Schools are cashing in on back to school season by offering some nice discounts on laptops for students that need one.
If you can’t wait until the end of the year to buy a laptop (which is when you can find the best prices on them and desktop computers), now is the time to pick one up.
You will never find a better price on backpacks than you will in August, so if you need to purchase one (or more), this is the time.
Of course, the longer into the month you wait, the slimmer the selection will be, so keep that in mind.
Cereal is an easy breakfast and when you have children to get ready for school in the morning, quick breakfasts are lifesaver!
Be on the lookout for fantastic deals on cereal in August – there will be many.
Produce on sale in August:
Apricots, Bananas, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Mangoes, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Watermelon, Artichokes, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Zucchini
What to Buy in September
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in September:
Summer Apparel & Accessories
Now is the absolute best time of the year to buy summer apparel and accessories, since summer is on it’s way out the door.
Look for swimwear, sandals, sunglasses, sun hats, t-shirts and tank tops, shorts and capri pants.
The kids are back in school, so stores are bringing out great deals on snack and convenience foods.
Look for crackers, cookies, juice boxes, pudding and Jell-O cups. You can find other lunch and breakfast items on sale as well, including bread, lunchmeat, peanut butter, jelly, Pop Tarts, waffles, pancake mix & syrup and more!
Bed Linens, Towels & Bath Supplies
There are always “White Sales” right around Labour day and this year will be no exception.
Look for fantastic deals on sheet sets, comforters/duvets, pillows, towels and bath supplies such as toothbrush holders, small trash cans, shower curtains and floor mats.
If you’re in the market for a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine or dryer, now is the time to pick one up.
Stores are bringing in many newer models soon, so the “old” models will get a pretty decent price reduction this month.
Fall plants are going to make their way in to garden centres any time now, so this is a great time to pick up shrubs, bushes and other landscaping plants. Just make sure you only purchase plants that will grow in all temperatures.
Lawn Care Items
You can find some great deals on lawn mowers, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers and a bunch of other lawn care items in September.
You can also find deals on gardening supplies.
Labour Day is considered to be the last barbecue party of the year, and immediately afterward, barbecue grills will be on deep discount almost everywhere, so stores can clear out inventory and make room for the newer models.
Also look for barbecue tools and items such as hot dogs, ground beef, buns and condiments on sale in September.
Sales started happening in August for patio sets, but September is the best time to buy, in terms of how much money you can save on your purchase.
Shop early, though, as these items sell quickly because of how inexpensive they are this month.
Produce on sale in September:
Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Lemons, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Watermelon, Artichokes, Beans (Green/Wax), Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Sweet Potatoes Tomatoes, Zucchini
What to Buy in October
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in October:
Toys & Games
Believe it or not, October kicks off the start of holiday sales and some of the biggest discounts you can find right now are on toys and games.
Toys for children of all ages are on sale, as well as board, card and computer games.
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, October is a very good month to make your purchase.
New models are released in September, which means by October, dealerships are very anxious and want to get rid of inventory quickly – this means great discounts for you.
Many stores brought in mountains of denim in anticipation of back-to-school sales and by October, most students have already purchased what they need.
That means there are many discounts to be had on denim right now, so if you need some, now is the time to pick some up.
Thanksgiving Food Items
Since Canadian Thanksgiving is in October, this month will yield fantastic deals on items for your Thanksgiving feast. After Thanksgiving, the deals won’t be as good, though, so stock up on what you need during the first 2 weeks of October.
Look for turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, baking items (flour, shortening, butter, sugar), ham, and more.
You won’t need to cut your grass much longer this year, but stores are making room for holiday items by clearing out large items such as lawn mowers, so if you need one, now is the time to bite the bullet.
The best time of the year to buy a lawn mower is in September, if you want a great selection – otherwise, October is the best month to purchase this item.
Summer is officially over and that means stores are clearing out as much summer stuff as they can – especially large, bulky items like air conditioners.
If this is something you will need next summer, October is a great time to pick it up.
Fall is harvest season for nut farmers, so October is the best time of the year to find great deals on almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts and more.
For even better discounts on nuts, purchase them during the Thanksgiving sales (the first 2 weeks of October) – especially pecans (pecan pie, anyone?).
Produce on sale in October:
Apples, Bananas, Cranberries, Kiwis, Lemons, Pears, Plums, Pomegranates, Artichokes, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radish, Spinach, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Zucchini
What to Buy in November
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in November:
If you’re in the market for a wedding dress, November and December are the best months to go shopping. Because the demand for these dresses is so low right now, many retailers are offering substantial discounts on their merchandise.
There is always a huge amount of sales on apparel in November, as people are starting to do some holiday shopping, and apparel is an item on the wishlist of many. Watch for printable coupons, in-store discounts and online coupon codes.
Now that Halloween is over, stores are marking down Halloween items to get it out of their stores quickly. Especially chocolates and candy. Most stores mark down their Halloween merchandise to 50% off right away, and if you’re lucky, you may even find some stores that are offering 75-80% off.
If you’ve been waiting to buy a television, now is the time to pick one up. With Black Friday just around the corner (many Canadian retailers participate in Black Friday now!), and with holiday gift shopping in full swing, television prices are being slashed left and right.
November brings the start of many great sales on candles and candle gift sets. Not only are these great items to give as gifts, but they are also a fantastic way to add warmth to your home this holiday season. This is also one of the best times to find coupons for candles, so keep your eye out for those, to save even more money.
You are going to see cookware sales all over the place in November. Since wedding and graduation season are officially over, stores need to move this merchandise to make room for holiday themed items. This means big discounts for you!
Along with televisions, you can expect to find great deals on DVDs during Black Friday sales and during the month of November (of course, the best deals will be right around Black Friday). You can find DVDs as low as $3 during these great sales.
Produce on sale in November:
Apples, Bananas, Kiwi, Lemons, Oranges, Pears, Pomegranates, Tangerines, Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes
What to Buy in December
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in December:
Christmas is only a few weeks away, and a popular Christmas gift for children is, of course, toys.
Stores will be tempting you to buy these toys from them by offering deep discounts. Do your research to find out which store has the toys you are after at the lowest prices.
Do you plan on cooking up a big turkey dinner for your family on Christmas day or Christmas Eve? December is the month to pick up that bird! There will be sales on top of sales for turkey’s this month, so don’t pay full price for one.
Foil & Plastic Wrap
With all the cooking and baking going on this month, you are going to see many sales on things like aluminum foil and plastic wrap to help you with these holiday tasks. Stock up for the year (if you can), because this is when these items are priced at their lowest.
Along with aluminum foil and plastic wrap, you can also find low prices on baking ingredients, as many people start baking their Christmas treats.
Look for chocolate chips, flour, oil, eggs, baking powder, sugar, and everything else you need for holiday baking.
Electronics are one of the most requested Christmas gifts, so you can expect to see many sales on these items in December, as stores try to sell as many as possible before Christmas.
Look for computers, televisions, cell phones, DVD players, iPods, and other electronics.
The demand for tools is very low in December, so in an effort to continue to sell these items, stores are lowering the prices by quite a bit.
Tools make great gifts as well, so these are always a good buy when priced low enough!
The best time of the year to buy a GPS navigator is in December, because many people request this item for Christmas.
You will likely be able to find sales on GPS navigators through the end of December (Boxing Day is when they are often priced extremely low!).
Stores anticipate that families will be doing a lot of holiday cooking in December, so cookware is always discounted this month.
Look for sales on everything cookware related, such as pots & pans, casserole dishes, cooking utensils, and more.
Dealers want to meet end-of-year quotas and because of this, they are slashing the price on many vehicles on their lots (especially vehicles with strange colours).
If you really need a vehicle and want to a good bargain, December is the time to buy.
Watch for sales on this “Christmas beverage” in December, since the only time most people drink it is at Christmas time!
Starting on Boxing Day, you can expect to find Christmas merchandise on sale at 50% off or more at most stores (especially food items, since these can likely not be put out for sale again next year).
Look for gift wrap, gift bags, ribbon & bows, stockings, Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Christmas candles, chocolates and much, much more.
Produce on sale in December:
Bananas, Kiwi, Lemons, Oranges, Pears, Pomegranates, Tangerines, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes
Do you only purchase items when they are on sale?