Consumers Can Find Deals Throughout the Year
CHICAGO, IL, Dec 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Don't worry that you may have missed the year's best deals because
you didn't buy that big screen TV on Black Friday. Or that you will
pay too much to replace your refrigerator that just went kaput.
Retailers will tell you that there are great deals throughout the
year if you know when to look.
As part of BMO Harris Bank's commitment to "Making Money Make Sense,"
and with help from the National Retail Federation*, here is a
month-by-month breakdown of historically when you may find the best
January - The first month of the year is a great time to pick up
linens and winter clothes.
February - Pining for a big screen TV to
watch the big game? Watch for specials just before game day. The
first several days of the month are a great time to buy
Valentine-themed gifts such as jewelry and fragrances.
Spring and summer clothing choices are at their peak.
Fashions for spring are already beginning to be marked down.
Early in the month be sure to look for Mother's Day specials.
Nearly everything a father or recent grad could want is promoted in
June. Appliance makers are beginning to introduce their new models;
you may save some bucks if you purchase last year's model.
With summer in full swing, retailers offer plenty of sales and
August - It seems that everyone has school
supplies and 'all things college' available this month.
Retailers are beginning to clear out their summer merchandise. New
car models are rolling in and you may be able to negotiate a
favorable deal if you buy a current-year vehicle.
Although not known as a big SALE month, you may find a sweet price on
an outdoor grill as retailers are clearing out their remaining stock
to make way for holiday items.
November - Are your floors looking
shabby? This may be the month to replace your carpet and flooring,
just in time for the holidays. To help with your holiday cooking,
disposable bakeware is plentiful.
December - If you've been watching
prices throughout the year, you'll know if a Black Friday or Cyber
Monday special is a great deal. This has typically been a good month
to buy winter apparel, home decor, or a computer.