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The Best (and Worst) Things to Buy Every Month of the Year

Buy your tax software in February, spring apparel in April, laptops in August, and tools in December.

Here at DealNews, we understand that saving money is not something you do once in a while — you do it every day of the year! To that end, we've compiled all of our monthly buying guides into this handy list of the best things to buy every month.

For more detailed buying advice, follow the links to the full guides, and check back as we update them at the start of each month.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy Every Month

What to Buy in January
Good: Winter apparel, fitness equipment, bed linens and towels, Christmas decorations
Bad: Electronics, computers

What to Buy in February
Good: President's Day sale deals, winter apparel, home goods, ski trips, tax software, unconventional Valentine's Day gifts
Bad: Traditional Valentine's Day gifts, tech that's about to be updated

What to Buy in March
Good: Chocolate, frozen food, luggage, winter sporting goods
Bad: Spring apparel, lingerie

What to Buy in April
Good: Spring apparel, cruises, running shoes
Bad: Laptops, mattresses, home goods

What to Buy in May
Good: Spring apparel, Memorial Day sale deals, mattresses, home goods, unconventional Mother's Day gifts
Bad: Jewelry, traditional Mother's Day gifts

What to Buy in June
Good: Father's Day food freebies, Donut Day giveaways, outdoor gear, lingerie
Bad: Grills, Apple products

What to Buy in July
Good: 4th of July sale deals, outdoor gear, swimwear, air conditioners, select Prime Day deals, jewelry, furniture
Bad: Back-to-school items, grills, patio furniture, Prime Day "filler" deals

What to Buy in August
Good: Back-to-school items, laptops, summer apparel, swimwear
Bad: Grills, patio furniture, fall apparel

What to Buy in September
Good: Labor Day sale deals, patio furniture, grills, mattresses, iPhones, bicycles, holiday airfare
Bad: Winter apparel, and electronics or appliances that can wait until Black Friday

What to Buy in October
Good: Denim, costumes, cars, patio furniture, outdoor gear
Bad: Winter apparel, and electronics or appliances that can wait until Black Friday

What to Buy in November
Good: TVs, laptops, apparel, large and small appliances, cars, Apple devices, toys
Bad: High-end computers, winter outerwear, gift cards

What to Buy in December
Good: Toys, tools, gift cards, cars, After-Christmas sale deals
Bad: Jewelry, electronics, calendars

Still want more? Check out our main features page to see all our latest guides and roundups.

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