Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Best Time of Year to Buy Things and Go on Vacations

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It's always time to save some money. Knowing which products to buy at right time of year will lead to more money in your pocket. If you like seasonal shopping and getting the best deals you will enjoy a book called "Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon: A Guide to the Best Time to Buy This, Do That and Go There" by author Mark Di Vincenzo.

He provides a list of the things to buy and which months to buy them:

January: After Christmas he recommends to pick up all the wrapping paper, decorations and cards for dirt cheap prices. Bicycle and motorcycle deals are found because it's time for the new years models to arrive. You'll find older TV sets are discounted to make room for new arrivals.

February: The end-of-season deals on winter coats. Cameras are discounted because they are last years model. Home appliances are at their lowest around Presidents Day sales.

March: January through March is the best time to go boat shopping. With winter gone you can pick up a snow blower at discount prices.

April: Cookware is on sale from April through May. Jewelry is also on sale. Also electronics deals are during this month.

May: Refrigerators sales begin and can also be seen in June. And of course ketchup and other condiments are on sale because it's almost BBQ time.

Vacation time to Puerto Rico, Cancun, and Bermuda are on sale.

Around Memorial Day look for savings on laundry machines and dishwashers.

June: You will see sales on tools so you can do some home improvement jobs during the summer.

Vacations to Montreal and Vancouver are on sale, so you will be able to beat the heat.

July: You will see deals on various fresh fruits and vegetables also butter and dairy products.

Las Vegas vacation deals are best because of the summer heat.

August: If you need a new laptop or desktop computer this the month to buy. The next best time is after the holidays when the newer models come out.

In the fall you will find deals on some sporting goods and swimsuits. Also the new season of cars, RV's and boats are being lined up so you'll get a goo deal on last years models.

September: Get your office supplies because back to school supplies will be marked down. Also end of season goods like outdoor grills, lawn furniture, garden ornaments, lawn mowers are on sale.

Travel bargains abound for travel to Paris, Mount Rushmore and Martha's Vineyard.

October: Gardening tools are discounted and other nursery stock for peanuts. 

Travel Bargains are here for Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Nova Scotia.

November has travel bargains to Disney World, Disneyland and the Bahamas. Also toys are on sale for the coming holidays.
December: You wills see discounts on electronics the only other time would be in April. Also NFL tickets, wedding dresses and champagne.

Jeff Yeager is the author of The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches and The Cheapskate Next Door. His website is and you can friend him on Facebook at JeffYeagerUltimateCheapskate or follow him on Twitter.


  1. Buy everything out of season to get the best bargains. Works for goods as well as investments.


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