Things to Buy in July

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4th July:

BBQ foods, Condiments & Soda – Baked Beans, BBQ Sauces, Ketchup (Stock up, they have a long shelf life and will save you money during the year if you stock up on them now) plus Soda & Potato Chips are all heavily discounted this time of year, it’s a great time to buy a few extra to save money throughout the year

Paper Plates & Paper-goods, Table cloths, disposable cutlery etc

July is National Ice cream & National Hot Dog Month, so you should be able to stock up at discount prices on these, they will keep for months if you have a deep freezer



Usually when it comes to fashion, the end of Season sales save you the most money rather than buying clothes in Season

When it comes to buying Swimwear however, July is the best time to get the best deals, with some retailers slashing up to 80% off retail prices



New furniture styles usually hit the showroom floors around August, so in July, Retailers are willing to heavily reduce last years stock (up to 50% off) to make room for their new August shipments


Video Games:

July 8 is Video Games Day, plus stores are gearing up for their Fall inventory, so they don’t mind having sales in Summer to make room for newer shipments they know will be arriving for the holidays


Broadway Tickets:

Most New Yorkers are out of town at their Beach Houses during the Summer Months, there are no new plays, but it’s a great time to score up to 50% off tickets to shows that may be winding up



Nothing says Summer like Baseball does, family packages are available that usually include tickets, some food discounts, fireworks and or souvenirs


Veteran Discounts:

Military Discounts are big this time of year with 4th of July celebrations and usually include free meals, discount or free admission to theme parks, free products and services to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard veterans, reservists, retirees, and active duty members of the military

See our 4th July Military Discounts List:


Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale:

July 21- August 6, 2017 featuring new Fall merchandise

If you pre-register you can save even more money $10-20 free to spend and get early access to the sales


Major Appliances:

JCPenney has announced a 4th July Sale with up to 40% off major appliances which can add up to big savings if you are buying big ticket items.  On a 4 piece new kitchen appliance package, you can save nearly $1000 and you will get better savings on individual appliances like fridges, washing machines, freezers, stoves etc


Macy’s is having a 25-60% off sitewide sale on everything from clothes, shoes, beauty to luggage, kitchenware, bed & bath merchandise



The Best 15 Things to Buy in June

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June is Father’s Day, Graduation Parties and the beginning of Wedding Season.

It’s the best Month to buy:


  1. Houses:

With the warmer weather, and Summer Vacation starting,  June is the best month for Houses to go on Sale



2. Kitchenware & Cooking Utensils:

Kids are going to College, small appliances, kitchen tools & dishes are all on sale and on the college shopping list

Also it’s the start of Wedding Season, so it’s a good time to buy kitchenware at reduced prices



3. Digital Cameras

Families getting ready for summer vacation, warmer weather outside, graduation parties and summer pool parties, and wedding season

Retailers know this and start reducing Digital Cameras early June

Also it’s the end of the Japanese financial year so it’s a good time to snag those Japanese-made Electronics


4. Thrift Store Items:

Most families have just done their Spring Cleaning, getting rid of excess stuff hoarded over the cooler months, thrift stores are bursting at the seams with new stock, someones trash is someone else’s treasure


5. Vacuum Cleaners:

Vacuum Cleaners go on Sale to make way for new models released in June, so if you don’t mind last years model, it’s a great time to buy a new one


6. Tools:

Father’s Day is early June so Most Retailers reduce power tools, and home-maintenance, lawn & garden tools for Father’s Day along with


7. BBQ Tools & Gadgets, Grilling Tools & Accessories


8. Men’s Toiletries:

Thanks to Father’s Day, June is the best time to stock up on:

Men’s Cologne and Grooming items such as razors, shaving needs
You can also get great deals on:

9.  Golf accessories

10. Men’s socks, t-shirts, and underwear


11. Lingerie:

No not for Father’s Day or Memorial Day…lol, why Lingerie? The Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale happens in June and along with that Sale each year, competitors reduce their inventory prices in order to compete with this Lingerie giant


12. Dairy Products:

June is also National Dairy Month, so Milk and Ice Cream, Butter, Yogurt, Sour Cream all see price reductions

Butter and cheese will freeze well and can be expensive other times of the year, so if you have room, stock up in the freezer


13. Summer Essentials all go on ale in June:

  • Beach towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Tanning oils and lotions
  • Bug spray
  • Citronella candles
  • Tents
  • Charcoal
  • Sleeping bags
  • Coolers
  • Tiki lamps
  • Deck lighting


14. Gardening Supplies:

  • Seed packets
  • Summer bulbs
  • Live plants
  • Potting soil
  • Plant food and fertilizers
  • Pest repellents for plants
  • Sprinklers
  • Garden hoses
  • Summer lawn furniture & Decor



15. 4th July Supplies:

  • Themed Paper Products
  • Decorations

Toward the end of June:

  • Hot dogs
  • Brats
  • Hamburger patties
  • Buns
  • Relish
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Pasta salad mixes
  • Baked beans
  • Chips
  • Dips and dressings
  • Drink mixes
  • Fireworks


17 Things to Buy in May

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May is a great month for savings with Mothers’ Day & Memorial Day Sales

Retailers release new Appliance Models in May

Graduation Parties are happening
and people are eating outdoors with the warmer weather

Here’s a list of things you should Buy in May:

1. BBQ Tools

BBQ Tools, accessories, charcoal, paper plates & products

2. Spa Packages

May is the best time to not only buy spa products, but to book spa treatments

3. Appliances

New model Refrigerators, freezers, washers & dryers, stoves/ranges are released in May, so retailers offer up to 80% off old models

You will often see these advertised as Memorial Day Sales

4. Camping & Outdoor Gear

It’s warmer weather and also people are starting to plan summer vacations, don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen, it’s one of the cheapest times to buy it & Insect Repellants, Camping & Hiking gear

5. Health & Beauty

Mothers Day is a great time to stock up on perfume, bubble bath products, spa accessories & makeup

6. Fine Jewelry

You can find deals up to 70% off fine jewelry just before Mothers Day

7. Patio Furniture

Memorial Day Weekend is the best time to buy Outdoor Patio Furniture

You will see huge discounts in the Memorial Day Flyers

 8. Mattresses

Look for big discounts on Mattresses in Memorial Day Sales

Also a great time to buy Home Furnishings: furniture, bedroom sets

9. Workout Apparel

Warmer weather means people are getting outdoors to exercise

Workout Apparel is heavily discounted this time of the year

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10. Cameras & Photo Accessories

There’s nothing mothers cherish more than pictures of their babies

Cameras, photo albums, just about anything photo related goes on sale in May

11. Pot Plants

Once the weather warms up, gardening is in full swing

Stock up on plants, pots, seeds, gloves, watering cans, lawn care products

12. Flowers

Mothers Day is the biggest time of the year for sending flowers outside of Valentine’s Day

Book early if you are having them delivered


13. Books

Mothers love to relax with a good book

Check local bookstore flyers for great deals on books in May

14. Candy

Candy & Chocolates go on sale for Mothers Day

15. Summer Vacation Packages

You can expect big discounts on flights, cruises, hotels and car rentals in May as people start planning their Summer Vacation Getaways

16. Luggage

30-50% off clearance on Luggage

17. Sports Gear

Buy Golf, cycling, baseball, athletic apparel/shoes, Fishing, Cycling, Running, & Swimming Products in May


9 Things to Buy in April

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While many are paying off the last of their Christmas Shopping, others are planning how to spend their tax refunds. Another month has just flown by, it will be Easter before we know it

There are still some great opportunities to maximize your spending in April

1. Cookware

Home-goods, Dishes, Cookware all go on sale in April

2. Travel

Mid April,  deals on flights for July and August

TIP: The time of day of the flight also affects the price

You are better off looking for fares from Tuesday through Thursday with a departure time of 3-4 p.m. eastern standard time. Booking mid-week flights will save you money

3. Shoes

Retailers offer big discounts in spring on Shoes

They are looking to clear out old stock to make room for their new season designs

4. Vacuums

Spring Cleaning?

Many stores cash in on marketing with discounts on  vacuum cleaners in April

New models are released around June each year, so they need to get rid of older models

5. Home Improvement

Spring and Summer brings warmer weather and outdoor Home Improvement Projects

Many consumers are getting their tax refunds in April and retailers are more than happy to help you spend it

Many stores offer low or interest, or interest-free financing for bigger tools, appliances  & accessories for those big home improvement projects

6. Wedding and Graduation Gifts

People are starting to think about graduation parties and weddings

Retailers discount small kitchen appliances, china and cookware

7. Clothing

Retailers are seasons ahead of consumers

Most spring clothing has already been on the racks for a couple of months, so they heavily discount clothing, clearing out old inventory to make room for summer apparel

8. Grills

Spring is the start of outdoor grilling & bbqs

If you need a new grill or outdoor furniture, you’ll find good prices in April

TIP: If you can wait a few months, you may find better deals at the end of summer

9. Electronics

Kids getting ready for fall college intake, tax payers getting their refunds, others looking for Graduation presents

It’s a great time to get discounts on electronics, Big Screen TVs and Tablets

10 Things to Buy in February

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There are certain times of the year items go on sale. If you know the best items to buy each month, you can save yourself a lot of money

In February, everyone is thinking Superbowl, sick of the cold weather and looking forward to Spring and warmer weather

It is a great time to buy

  1. Boats as this is the start of The Boat Show Season
  2. Bicycles are also cheaper because the weather is warming up and retailers need space to make room for outdoor patio furniture
  3. Airconditioners are also on Sale as the weather is warming up and people are looking ahead to getting ready for spring/summer
  4. Gardening Tools
  5. Gas Grills
  6. Broadway Tickets, it’s off season
  7. Cell phones, quite often retailers cash in on Buy one for you and one for your Valentine and offer two for one offers to make room for newer models
  8. Mattresses
  9. HDTVs and Home Theatres
  10. Furniture
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