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Canada’s Yearly Sales Cycle

Canada’s Yearly Sales Cycle

Canada Sale 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.

Weight-Loss Products

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.

Holiday Clearance

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.

Organizing Supplies

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.).

Linens

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.

Houses

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.

Cameras

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.

Bicycles

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:

Jewelry

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.

Digital Cameras

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.

Motorcycles

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.

Fragrances

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.

Snacks

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.

Furniture

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.

Air Conditioners

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.

Video Games

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:

Frozen Food

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.

Cleaning Supplies

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.

Paper Products

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.

Winter Coats

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!

Sports Gear

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.

Luggage

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.

Boats

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.

Air Conditioners

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.

Barbecues

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:

Winter Apparel

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.

Cleaning Supplies

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.

Vacuum Cleaners

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).

Gardening Tools

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.

Rainwear

“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.

Cookware

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.

Televisions

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:

Televisions

Japanese manufacturers fiscal year end is at the end of March, so you can expect discounts on older television models in April and May.

Winter Wear

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.

Cookware

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.

Party Supplies

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.

Mattresses

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.

Cleaning Supplies

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.

Vacuum Cleaners

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.

Bottled Water

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.

Salad Dressing

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).

Ice Cream

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:

Hot Dogs

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.

Ground Beef

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.

Condiments

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.

Bathing Suits

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.

Sandals

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.

Tools

(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.

Gym Memberships

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.

Patio Furniture

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.

Ice Cream

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.

Cookware

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:

Sunscreen

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.

Ground Beef

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.

Insect Repellent

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

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.

Condiments

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!

Swimwear

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.

Craft Supplies

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.

Standing Fans

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).

Linens

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.

Swimwear

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!

Laptops

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.

Backpacks

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

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.

Snack Foods

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.

Large Appliances

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.

Plants

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.

Barbecues

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.

Patio Sets

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.

Cars

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.

Denim

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.

Lawn Mowers

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.

Air Conditioners

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.

Nuts

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:

Wedding Dresses

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.

Apparel

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.

Halloween Merchandise

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.

Televisions

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.

Candles

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.

Cookware

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!

DVDs

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:

Toys

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.

Turkey

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.

Baking Ingredients

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

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.

Tools

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!

GPS Navigators

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!).

Cookware

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.

Vehicles

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.

Champagne

Watch for sales on this “Christmas beverage” in December, since the only time most people drink it is at Christmas time!

Christmas Items

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?

Comments

  1. Erica

    Thank you so much for this website, it is greatly appreciated. What a wealth of information that I will definitely be using!

  2. Cassie Howard

    Thank you, Erica! Glad you like it. 🙂

  3. Nancy

    Thanks so much for the time you spend gathering info, writing & posting the articles for the benefit of the rest of us Canadians! What you post reaches us all across the country, even if not all of us can use what is written due to our geographical location.

    I keep coming back here to see & download the fantastic organizational sheets you have, and many other things, too! [Now I just have to get my printer working again!]

    I’ve also sent your website info to others who can learn from you, too.

    This list of yearly sales is wonderful – I never realized how many of the listed products were on sale during certain months.

    Again, thanks for sharing your knowledge with us all.

  4. Cassie Howard

    Nancy: Thank you for the sweet commet. Thank you for sharing my website with others. I’m so happy that my website has been helpful for you. 🙂

  5. cath o

    caught info about you on global news.Thank you so much!!

  6. Raquel

    Thanks for this info. A lot of these would seem to me to expensive this time of year…most are related to “resolutions” which means companies would count on people actually wanting to spend money on their products; weird that they would included in January best time to buy items.

  7. Shanna

    Getting organized is one of my “goals’ this year too, that includes my kitchen cabinets. Tupperware has a huge sale on their Modular Mates collection this month, and thay have brought the black seal back this season too. So if anyone is looking for a great deal get ahold of a Tupperware consultant in your area to show you how to get Tupperized. Happy New Year!

  8. blessed

    great idea. went to no frills today and happen to notice all their christmas items were 25 cent each except for the greeting cards. i picked up so rolls of wrapping paper and even gift boxes for wine etc lo and behold i paid 25 cent each! would save me some money this year.. so i am glad i did it..

  9. katie

    The White Sales started to encourage consumer spending in the “slow months” following Christmas, the guy who started it argued that even if they only have a tiny markup on his items he’s still bringing money in during a time when sales are typically awful. Discount stores work on that theory all year round now (to an extent). According to Wikipedia, they believe Wanamaker did these white sales to ensure linenmakers had work year round (aw).

    Raquel – using that theory it’s easy to see why these “hot” items for new years resolutions would go on sale, and in anycase most people don’t keep to them so it makes more sense to offer discounts on those items during January/February when people are at least more keen on it… If you want to understand more about the economics of discount stores read Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell.

  10. Betty

    buying a house in January – we were told by real estate salespeople many years ago when buying our first house that people buy in Jan,/Feb. so that if they do buy a house, closing day could be scheduled for end of June when kids are out of school. That way the new buyers can schedule the move for the summer. When selling our home(s), agents have advised us to try & enter the market for above same reason. As for getting the home you want cheaper, not going to happen in Jan. If you want to get a house cheaper, look in the summer when sales of houses are at their slowest & owners may be more willing to negotiate if the house has been on the market for more than 3 months. Just some life experiences suggestions.

  11. Carly

    January is actually a really bad month to buy cameras. All our stock went OFF sale on January 1st. New models will typically start to filter in during Feb and March and thats when last years models will be discounted to make room for new stock. Another good camera buying time is generally December, practically all our cameras were on sale then, and the lenses, which practically never go on sale, were all on sale for boxing week.

  12. Penny

    January is a great month to buy baby furniture. Usually, the last two weeks of January stores have big sales to get rid of discontinued strollers, car seats, high chairs, etc. to make room for their new lines of baby furniture. You can usually find good deals on baby linens and supplies as well.

  13. Jennie

    I always look at exercise DVDs around this time of year, both because they are usually cheaper, and because it’s the only time of year you can find much variety. Most stores, like Walmart, have displays in the aisles with lots of titles.

    I was told winter is the time the least number of houses sell because the snow hides so many things about the property. You might assume the lawn would be nice and grassy, when in fact, it’s been poorly taken care of, same with gardens, patio stones, walkways etc. If there’s snow on the roof, you can’t properly judge the state of the shingles either. I wouldn’t think a house sold in January would have a closing date in June, but then all our closing dates were very quick (15 days) I guess it’s different depending on the area.

  14. Monica

    Some of it I knew, especially those related to V Day – like jewellery and perfumes, chocolates and candies. I do buy snack now because of all the superbowl promos and there won’t be as good of a promo until Canada (or sometimes Victoria Day).

    I love this post! I’ll definitely be checking in every month! LOL

    A friend of mine worked for a cell phone company (popular one, but don’t know if allowed to name) and he said that cell phones go on sale and their plans in June – usually called Grads and Dads … for? You guessed it! Those graduated (high school) and for Father’s Day. Just in case you didn’t know (but I somehow suspect you might now already! LOL)

    My husband will be thrilled if I buy an air conditioner, so I will look into that! Thanks!

  15. Georgina

    This is my 1st Febuary couponing so I think in future I would wait for these items. Last month, I got a $1,500 Double mattress and protector sheet (worth $65) all for $767.54. Great deal!

    We need a air conditioner so will try to buy one this month as well. As for snacks, I will be hoping for great deals for my stockpile this month.

  16. Betty

    buying a new or used vehicle we have found is always cheaper in Feb. sales are slow because of all the money spent @ Christmas. Salespeople are more willing to negotiate the price because they have to make their quota for the month.

  17. Geraldine

    Do you have this available as a downloadable pdf? I’d like to add this in our Home Management Binder. Thanks!

    • Melanie

      Hi Geraldine,

      I would love to view your home management binder! Would you be able to show me some pictures? or explain what you keep in it? I am trying to get myself more organized.

      [email protected]

  18. Christel C

    Great post Cassie. I’m always wondering if I am getting the best deal on major purchases or should wait so this post is a great help.

    Another option for people that want to buy a new motorcycle that are in the GTA is to get it at the Motorcycle Supershow at the International Centre in January. I saved about $2,500.00 on my motorcycle when I bought it brand new in January 2008. There were 3 different Suzuki dealers (Brampton, Newmarket, and another one) there and my boyfriend helped me wheel and deal between the three of them to get the best price. This was much easier than visiting each dealer in the different cities. I also got great deals on my mesh jacket, gloves and helmet. We noticed that the spring motorcycle show is smaller and the deals aren’t as good. When I wanted to get a leather jacket and proper boots I waited until the next winter show to save a good chunk of money.

  19. Cassie Howard

    Geraldine: I do not, but plan to do that!

  20. Mandy

    Buying a big screen TV in February is actually the worst time of the year to do it because retailers know that you will buy a TV for the Super Bowl if you need/want one so they make it seem like they are having great sales but they really aren’t great sales at all. Better to buy a TV during Boxing Week or another time.

  21. Meriem

    I did buy 2 pants from “Esprit” (worth value $140). Got them at 70% off + a coupon from Esprit Club ($25), I paid ONLY $22 FOR BOTH PANTS. I WAS SO HAPPY AND PROUD OF MYSELF. Thanks for the tip on combining sale and coupons.

  22. Kristin

    Bought a gorgeous snowsuit for my son who’ll be 18 months next winter. It was $80 on sale for $25 at Bonnie togs. Good list. Thanks!

    • Liz

      Kristin – which location? I was looking last weekend at BT and I couldn’t find any winter gear. Was hoping to buy a snowsuit for next year! Thx!

  23. Ian

    Best deals on Boats happen at boat shows (Toronto has one every year around jan/feb) Yes they’re trying to sell you all the newest bestest, but look for salesmen from smaller marina’s (It’s often on their name tags)… Those guys (My boss is one… we’re a small Princecraft/Mercury and Evinrude Dealership, he works usually at the BRP – Evinrude – booth) have lists either in their head or on their laptop of all their non-current and used stock, AND they also usually have lists of “show only” discounts, rebates and offers that they may be able to extend to non-current new units. So they can give you the best deals possible and they’re all packed into one place.

  24. Pamela @ FabulousSavings

    Thanks for sharing! I’ll definitely have to stock up on the cleaning products & maybe even try to find a winter coat. Love getting end-of-season deals 🙂

  25. Laura

    Awesome to know abut the air conditioners. My brother is moving out of my basement and getting his own place….ill tell him to grab one now! Thanks

  26. Sami

    Once again thanx for another superb article!! I will be making some notes in my journal 😉

  27. Sam

    Hi

    Thank you!!!! this is very helpful

  28. Mia

    Thank you as always. I’m looking forward to some meals/snacks with grapefruit, kiwi and rhubarb!! 🙂

  29. Linda

    I have been tracking the cost of food for a good many years and have noticed a yearly sale cycle but have never taken the time to write it down. I now am and thanks to the heads up on this site I am getting better organized.
    The one thing that I have noticed is that you don’t seem to have when beef will go on sale (other than hamberger). I have found that twice a year it is on sale. It has started this past week with roast at a very good price.
    You will find beef in March & April at good prices at it is the time of the year that the caves are about to be born, and in the fall (sorry not sure what month) as the farmers don’t want to keep too many cows over the winter.
    If you have a freezer it is a great time to stock pill as beef will keep for 1 year in a deep freezer, or 2 months in the refrigerator freezer.
    Cassey; thanks for all you do for all of use out here.

  30. Pamela @ FabulousSavings.ca

    Ooh, that’s great news about the televisions – I desperately need a new one, but haven’t been able to convince my husband! Thanks for the list 🙂

  31. marian4k

    Bottled water? Why would I buy bottled water when it’s free from my tap?

  32. TallNFunny

    Cudos marian4k! May is a good time to stock up on rocks and air too! 🙂

  33. sandra

    one reason to buy bottle water would be if you live in an apartment building that tends to do a lot of water shut offs..and you have a new born. my sister in law always has a stash for baby bath time.

  34. sara

    Hey Marian4K

    Guess what most of the population pushases bottle water, hence why they keep making it. Great to know its going to be on sale we have a few parties this spring and summer and we need to stock up on it. Thanks MrsJ

  35. @ Marian & tall….GROW UP!

  36. marian4k

    Well, sara, I guess that just goes to show that “most of the population” has bought into the bottled water marketing ploy, contributing to wastefulness and unnecessary spending.

  37. Cassie Howard

    Please stop it with the negativity.

    “If you don’t have anything nice to say…”

  38. mellie

    I’m with Marian4k – I have a Britta water bottle and a PC jug in my fridge. For those who will argue you don’t have room in the fridge, you can buy a water dispenser from Canadian Tire that’s got a refillable jug. Where you do need to replace filters every few months, its much more economical then bottles, not to mention much better for the environment.

  39. Monica

    Although I, too, don’t agree with the water bottle industry (I’m an industrial chemist – I know more than the average consumer, so don’t bother swaying me, LOL) we have a stash of bottled water for “emergencies” – for example, if our water is shut off due to city maintanence, natural disaster (I’m in BC) or in the rare cases where our water is contaminated and boiling it still won’t be enough (because of sediment deposition).

    The fact remains that this website is a public service to couponers. If you disagree with the purchase practices of an individual, you have the freedom to discontinue visiting this site. However, you infringe on the freedoms of others when you post negative, beligerent and down right rude comments to Cassie and her fellow writers and readers.

  40. Elizabeth

    I also agree with marian4k. Everyone will have their own opinion about this, but I feel that buying bottled water is a complete waste of money. Nothing angers me more than when I see people stacking their carts sky-high with cases upon cases, as if the world is going to end tomorrow. I have a Brita filter attached to my faucet and the water tastes no different than bottled. I understand the psychology behind bottled water (my mother freaks out when she’s on her last case)…companies have you all wrapped around their fingers. And while that’s fine for some people, it’s not for me. I’d rather spend the $20 to replace the filter every 3 months than encourage more waste. And if you’re defense is ‘I recycle my bottles’, it’s simply not good enough. You’d be surprised how little recycling does to aid the situation.

    Also, why waste even more money buying disposable paper plates/cups. There are so many cute RE-USABLE plastic plate/tumbler designs for outdoor patio bbq’s or picnics. Buying disposable ones is literally throwing money out. Sorry Mrs J, but I really don’t think this is a big money-saver. Why are we so lazy to do dishes? Were our mothers/grandmothers this lazy 20-30 years ago? Doubt it!

    Listen, I get it. Bottled water and paper plates are easy…but when we’re all floating in our streets clutching to our bottles of Evian, you’ll think of this post and regret making the right choices!

  41. Krista

    Thanks for these great tips Cassie.
    Dollarama has Naya spring water on sale 1.5L for $0.50.

    We use a small supply of bottled water in case there is a power outage.
    It is part of our emergency preparedness plan. Our bottled water is in our emergency kit in the house and in our emergency kit in the car. We rotate the small supply regularly.

    ^^ There is a good use for bottled water — emergency planning : )

  42. Krista

    Thanks for the tips on the produce deals for May. This helps up plan our shopping so we get fresh produce inexpensively.

    Although I am craving a nice apple right now, but they are too expensive. Haha.

  43. Katie

    I don’t feel that marian was being disrespectful. She was simply raising a very valid point. I know that many, many people buy bottled water, but if a public website posts something about buying it and then someone else views it as a forum to say that it is really not necessary, our tap water is perfectly fine, then I don’t see what the issue is. I agree that being rude is not necessary, but if someone disagrees with something and says so politely then that is not “infringing on someone’s rights”.

  44. marian4k

    If you’re talking to me there was nothing rude or insulting in either of my posts.
    @ Mellie and Elizabeth. Thank you.
    Bottled water has its place as in Monica’s and Krista’s examples but to buy cases of water to drink at home is foolish.
    And Elizabeth I am SO with you on the disposable plates and cups thing. I have even stopped fast food takeouts because of the waste.

  45. Brianne

    I read this blog daily and I don’t usually post very often because I find that many people lose sight of what this blog is for.
    Cassie is only trying to give people ideas for where they can save money and keep their pockets a little fuller on things they use. By the time I was done reading the whole post, comments included, I almost forgot it was about what are good purchases at this time of year because many who commented became fixated on one thing.
    Yes, the bottled water industry has many thinking they need to drink it and yes, some people use paper plates, etc for BBQs or summer parties. The reality is, is that many people use these items and as environmentally unfriendly as they are, people definitely use them. That is what the post is about…if you use these items, and it is YOUR CHOICE if you use these items, then this is the time to buy them to save money.
    I cannot believe the negativity that shows up a lot of the time and the people who challenge the post and each other on the comments. I can only imagine how tired Cassie is of posting something to show others how to save, only to have others comment and take away from what the whole post is about…which is how to save money on things you may use.
    Cassie, I really appreciate the work you put into the site and hope that you continue to post things that help everyone who appreciates what you do to save money on things they use.

  46. Skyler

    @ Cassie: It’s not being negative – many people feel really strongly about people not buying bottled water because it is a huge issue that affects us all and if we continue to be naive about it there will be serious consequences in the future. As the owner of a site that is viewed by thousands of people, you should be aware that your recommendations do affect the way people shop. Take advantage of that power by not only advocating a frugal lifestyle, but by living a conscious lifestyle. As you said, don’t buy a cheap, crappy BBQ that will die every couple years and end up in a landfill. Where do you think all the bottles of water will end up? Our children will be growing up in an awful place if we continue on this path of over-consumption and wastefulness.
    You should all watch Blue Gold: World: World Water Wars, and you will learn about why some of us are so against bottled water.

    “Live simply, so that others may simply live.”

  47. Tally

    Very well put Skylar. Thank-you all for the reminders to protect not only our pockets but our environment too.

  48. Olusola

    I’ve been seeing a lot more kale on the shelves and wanting to stock up. I think this is a good time to buy kale as well because it’s towards the end of its growing season so harvests are coming in. Plus it freezes very well

  49. marian4k

    Thank you, Skyler! Well said.
    Not even going to mention the cleaning product issue…. :/

  50. teachermum

    Thank you Brianne,

    This is a “deals” site, not a forum for discussion, in that sense. It matters not whether I buy bottled water, formula, disposable diapers, cleaning products, health and beauty items (most of which I do not) but IF I did, I would know where/when/what the good deals are. There are other places to discuss the wisdom of such decisions, but I don’t feel this is it.

    Thanks Cassie for the hard work-I have enough trouble keeping track of the deals posted that I would want to take advantage of, I can’t even imagine keeping track of ALL that you do!

    And regarding the original question, I don’t seem to follow the calendar dates for such things. If I do need new clothing I will shop end of season sales but that is because I only look at sale racks and there is simply more on them at end of season! Frankly, I don’t buy very many clothes at all. We wear what we have until it is unwearable, for the most part. We did just buy a new mattress but have been keeping our eye on good prices for over a year. It’s the price we follow, not the date. Same with the second fridge and freezer we just bought for the basement-we have been watching for over a year until we had the alcove built so knew what a good price was. most largish purchases here are planned for quite some time so we have lots of time to watch and know when a good deal shows up.

    I tend to have a large “price book” in my head so follow sale prices rather than seasonal prices for most produce and groceries (and other things we would soon need). Apples aren’t in season so I shouldn’t expect to find them cheap, yet they were just on for .67 a pound so I stocked up on granny smiths-the always crunchy even in the spring apples!

  51. heather

    do you happen to know what are the best months for purchasing laptops?

  52. Cassie Howard

    heather: august, september and december.

  53. Elizabeth

    Summer clothing goes on clearance (plus a percentage off on top of that) quite often in mid-July, so it’s an especially good time to stock up on kids’ clothes for next year. Shoes go on for big discounts as well, and quite often on last year’s leftover fall and winter shoes as well. Gardening materials/plants/equipment go on sale as the garden centres are closing in July

    Late summer is a good time to buy barbecues, summer toys, and outdoor merchandise as well. Do your non-candy shopping for Easter baskets to pick up deals.

  54. Monica

    Along with ground beef, my grocery store, Save On Foods, puts steak on sale! And often. I got two grilling steaks (oh my they are SO juicy) the size of my hand (not palm) for $6-7 – that’s $3-4 EACH for a fantastic cut and quality. So far, since about May, there’s been 4 sales and I’ve stocked up and we’ve had steak once a week since Mother’s Day.

    I agree with Elizabeth – especially stocking up on summer clothes, and swim suits etc for kids. I got a lot of Gymboree for example, for $3-5 for shorts and shirts. So much cheaper than other brands for way better quality.

  55. Anna P

    Everything that goes on sale this month is something we need. I am going to school this fall so obviously need the school supplies. My family goes through cereal and lunch items so quickly. I have linens and a bathing suit for me on my fridge door that we desperately need!! How lucky!

  56. Elisa

    For years I have bought school supplies for my younger brother and recently for myself in the states at Walmart. The prices are much cheaper then they are here. You can often get Crayola markers for $1, notebooks for under 20 cents and lots of other stationary for under a dollar. As for groceries Ive noticed the week or two before school starts is the best time to stock up on groceries. A lot of the grocery stores will have dollar sales at that time.

  57. amy brown

    this is a very helpful list for this month, I’m going to keep an eye out for these things to buy for back to school

  58. Katie

    I don’t know about backpacks, cheap ones that tend to fall apart are normally everywhere for back to school, I paid 50$ for a Dakine bag almost 5 years ago and it’s still going. And I’m pretty rough with those things! I’m also told the MEC ones are pretty sturdy.

    • Beatrix

      The MEC backpacks are amazing. My boyfriend has had his for 10 years and it has be used heavily!!
      Spend the money and buy it once!

  59. crafter

    Thanks so much for your August sale tips.
    It boggles my mind when people think they’re getting the best deals at places like Dollarama when in fact they could save more buying better quality school supplies at a large retailer.
    Dollar stores do have their merits but not when pens run out of ink the first week of school.

  60. Kris

    I find that backpacks come on dirt cheap AFTER school has started, so I often buy a year (or two!) ahead of time. Last year, in October, I picked up licensed backpacks for $5 at Walmart; not the greatest quality, but the characters my 3 school-aged kids love change so often, it’s okay if the bag only lasts one school year. The best deal I got last year, though, was at The Children’s Place: high quality backpacks marked down to $4.99 in November PLUS I had a percentage off coupon from being on their email list.

  61. Elizabeth

    Costco has Roots backpacks for $19.99.

  62. Vicky

    I didn’t see a post about dollar stores? I bought back packs from TCP last year just before school started and they are being passed down this year for the younger ones to use for daycare. I think I paid less than 1/2 price for the back pack and matching lunch bag. I then bought one for 2.99 after school started. There were no real choices left though. I bought this years for about $16 a set(lunch bag and back pack) – 30% off when you buy 4 and 30% off with an e-mail code. I’m happy – they are good quality and last. Last years are still like new (after being washed) and got dragged to school by a 4 year old! The lunch bag has held up after numerous washings!

  63. Nikki

    Yay for appliance sales! We’re moving in October, and we need the whole ‘fridge, gas-range, washer/dryer’ package. I hate that the house we bought doesn’t come with these, but it seems the timing is right for buying them. And hey, may as well stock up on new linens while we’re at it! 😉

    • Cheryl

      Good time to buy a house, too! I think it’s best in winter in terms of lowest cost, but there’s still a bit of a choice left from the spring boom selling time, and people have been waiting 6 months or more to sell and may offer a deep discount just so they can be done with selling.

  64. Heather

    Also some wedding things. I bought our invitations at Michael’s this weekend that were $9.99 for a package of 40 (regularly $54.99). Can’t complain with $0.25 an invitation! 😀

  65. Canadian Mommy Reviews

    I have found winter stuff for the girls on same ALREADY. I scored half off of Roxy snowsuits for them – so fantastic!

  66. Kris

    Winter gear can certainly be bought for excellent prices right now, since whatever is left from last winter needs to move to make room for the new stock:
    I just scored a snowsuit for my middle daughter on the outlet part of the Sears website…$65 (incl. tax and del. fee) for a snowsuit instead of $129.99? My 7 year old sure doesn’t care if it’s last year’s! And she should get 2 winters out of it!

  67. Laura

    Thanks for the info! I had no idea about any of this. But if my husband gets annoyed when he comes home to a house full of almonds and lawn mowers, I’m blaming you, okay? 😉

  68. Pam

    Thanks Cassie very informative.

  69. Wendi

    @ Laura – Tee Hee.

    @ Cassie – What’s a good time of year to buy lingerie to compensate for the almonds and lawnmowers ?

  70. Alison

    If you buy an air conditioner in October or early spring, make sure to have them come back in late spring to test it. Temperatures below 15 Celsius won’t allow for accurate measuring of the refrigerant oil and can cause poor cooling and even damage to your system. This shouldn’t cost you any extra.

  71. Alex

    Any coupons coming for Toys R Us??

  72. Ebbonnie

    I absolutely love your site! You have been my inspiration and guide in becoming a Canadian Couponer. In fact, I think I may be addicted! 🙂

    Quick question did you mean “stores” rather than “sears” in this paragraph?

    “Cookware
    You are going to see cookware sales all over the place in November. Since wedding and graduation season are officially over, sears need to move this merchandise to make room for holiday themed items. This means big discounts for you!”

    • Cassie Howard

      Whoops! Yes, I did. Thanks for pointing that out.

  73. Jacklyn

    I worked at Highline Mushroom farm and they are grown 365 days a year! Its always a good time to buy fresh mushrooms:)

  74. Mary

    Hi Cassie: I am new to couponing. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time to make it more convenient and easy for me to do. It can be a little overwhelming when you are just starting out, but your instructions on how to coupon and where to go to get coupons, etc., takes the stress right out of couponing for me.

    • Cassie Howard

      You’re very welcome! I’m glad you’ve found it helpful. 🙂

  75. Gym associate

    Not everything related to resolutions is cheaper in January. That is one of the few months that gyms know people will be coming in their doors whether there’s a sale or not so prices are usually ‘highest’ because there is no promotion running (despite what they will tell you about their regular price versus what you will pay if you sign up today-that ‘only today’ price is always there)

  76. Carly

    Light Bulbs! The government of Canada is offering discounts to the stores on energy efficient light bulbs from March – April as they are beginning to phase out “inefficient light bulbs”.

    I purchased a pack of 10 from Costco for $11 (down from $15).

  77. Tonia

    I got a pair of sorels from BT in Pickering for my daughter for next winter regularly 69.99 for 29.99. Thanks for all the great info, Love your website it has changed my spenting habits!

  78. Melanie

    Haha, I love how in January the stop smoking aids go on sale…for everyons “new years resolutions”.

    Thanks for the list!! I am going to be starting my own very soon (your idea) of the things I buy and what the best price/sale days are.

    I loveeee your site 🙂

  79. Lisa

    This is totally awesome! I’ve seen other pages, but they haven’t been as detailed as this – thank you so much!

    Regardless of whether its the “right month” to buy something, I have applied the rule of The Budget Fashionista (www.thebudgetfashionista.com) – if the item isn’t at least 30% off, it really isn’t a sale. Especially when it comes to buying any new clothes!

  80. richard favier

    enquiring when to buy car air conditioner for next summer thanks please reply…

    • Cassie Howard

      End of summer or early fall, Richard. 🙂

  81. Brittany

    Bicycles are also a good thing to pick up during this time of year. I know I’ll be looking for a good sale on one since my last one got ran over.

    • Cassie Howard

      Thanks for the tip, Brittany! 😀

  82. Lisa

    It seems that car seats also go on sale this time of year. Last year I bought a Safety First Alpha Omega car seat at this time and this year the same seat was on sale again, along with the Evenflo Maestro and even CTS has a car seat on sale. Good time to buy as Wal Mart has two models on sale and if they don’t have it in stock you can get a rain check or get Babies R Us to PM.

  83. Tiffany Braun

    One of my favourite web sites is Canadian Tire or their app. If you want something you can put it on your wish list and they will send you an email when the item is on sale. I have used this option for many big item purchases as they often discount 25%, 50%and then once a year up to 70% so I have bought such things as inflatable kayaks regularly $159.99 for $59.99. A compressor for my husband $250 regularly $575 a cappuccino maker 149 regularly $279 so if you are willing to plan ahead and wait it can be quite lucrative. From my experience most things eventually come on sale 2 or 3 times a year.

  84. Olivia

    That mug shown with this article……what is its contents?…….looks yummy and healthy (seeds).

  85. rosie

    Just wondering if you know when the best time is to buy kitchen counter tops?

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