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The best time to buy everything

When it comes to saving money, when you shop may be just as important as where you shop. Depending on what you’re in the market for, timing your big-ticket purchases could save you big bucks at the checkout.

Here’s a comprehensive guide of the best times to shop for specific household goods, whether it’s a swanky new barbecue for the grill master in your life or a home-theatre system to entertain even the pickiest movie enthusiast.

Refer to the guide often, and you’ll be sure to stay on budget all year long—no matter what you buy. And remember to check out all the CAA Rewards partners for even more great savings and discounts on top of the seasonal sales.

Here’s your guide to the best time to buy everything: 


woman shopping for book deals
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September: barbecues, bikes, summer clothing and footwear, cycling equipment, lawn care products, school supplies

October: books, camping gear, children’s toys, home decor, office stationery, sports apparel, washers and dryers

November: home electronics, smart devices, phones and tablets, televisions and home-theatre systems


couple holiday shopping
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December: cars and motorcycles, gift cards, luggage, golf clubs, outdoor recreational equipment, pyjamas, pet care products, video games

January: holiday decorations, seasonal home decor, tools, ranges and ovens, wedding stationery and supplies

February: beauty and personal care products, fragrances and perfumes, air purifiers and humidifiers, tax software


woman in shopping cart
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March: arts and crafts supplies, bedding linens and duvets, computers, lingerie, space heaters, slow and pressure cookers and other small kitchen appliances

April: bridal gowns and formal attire, cold-weather footwear, snow removal equipment, sweaters and scarves, winter coats and parkas, paint and wallpaper

May: athletic equipment, cleaning supplies, cookware, cutlery, dishware, home maintenance items


woman shopping for a swimsuit
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June: fishing gear, home improvement supplies, men’s fragrances and grooming products, tools, refrigerators

July: crystal, silverware, glassware, housewares, athletic wear, yard and garden care products

August: air conditioner units, lawn care equipment, office furniture, patio furniture, pool supplies, swimwear

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