If, like most of us, you're looking to hold down expenses, buying things on sale is good.
Wouldn't it be great if you knew in advance when sales were likely to occur? Did you know there is a general cycle throughout the year for sale items? Here's the list, by month.
JANUARY: Christmas decorations (up to 90% off in some cases); Linens; Bikes; Outdoor gear; Furniture; Winter coats (up to 75% off in some cases); CDs and DVDs; Cookware; Swimwear; Toys.
FEBRUARY: Winter clothes; Houses and Condos; Humidifiers; Small Consumer Electronics; MP3s and digital cameras; Treadmills.
MARCH: Video games; China; Computers.
MAY: Towels; Athletic apparel; Cordless phones; Small appliances; Mother's Day materials.
JUNE: Tools; Father's Day materials; Computers; Swimwear.
JULY: School supplies; Computers; Furniture; Swimwear.
AUGUST: Pool toys; Sandals; Patio furniture; Air conditioners; Camping equipment; Dehumidifiers.
SEPTEMBER: Summer clothes; Inflatable pools; Gas grills; Shrubs, trees, perennials.
OCTOBER: Lawn mowers.
NOVEMBER: Baby products; Toys; Halloween items.
DECEMBER: Christmas items (after Christmas Day); Wedding dresses; Cars