What to Buy Every Month of the Year in 2022

Shop white sales in January, video games in June, and gift card freebies in December.
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Most shoppers know that holidays bring tons of sales, whether it's savings on mattresses for Presidents' Day or spring clothes for Memorial Day. But savvy consumers know that savings can be had at any time — as long as you know what to buy each month.

You can get great discounts when shopping for different products, even if that means searching for spring clothing during the summer or buying grills in the fall. To learn more, check out our cheat sheets about what to buy every month of the year in 2022.

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What to Buy Every Month of the Year in 2022

woman enjoying falling snow


After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, January might seem fairly tame when it comes to deals. But there are notable items to save on, including: In addition to these, the first month of the year is also a good time to check out traditional Valentine's Day gifts, as the price of flowers, jewelry, and even chocolate can spike when February rolls around.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in January.

couple exchanging gift


If you're looking for Valentine's Day gifts in February, keep an eye out for savings from stores like Target and Amazon. And don't forget to check the shelves on February 15 — any leftover candy will fall in price, as will those classic stuffed bears holding hearts. In less romantic news, Presidents' Day sales will bring deals on a variety of home goods.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in February.

guys in pub


With St. Patrick's Day in March, most people are expecting deals on everything green, whether that's green clothing or festive-colored beer. But better St. Paddy's discounts are out there — you just have to know where to look. Keep an eye out for: With winter winding down, things like winter sports gear will also see deep discounts, and a variety of retailers will be feeling cheeky and could offer 17% off for St. Patrick's Day sales. Need a cookie fix? Consider buying your Girl Scout cookies this month if you haven't done so already — cookie season ends in April!

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in March.

smiling child with Easter eggs


April is a good time to shop for spring clothing, which means you'll actually be able to wear those breezy new outfits right away! Expect discounts of up to 70% or even higher on warmer-weather items — along with some winter gear. It'll also be a good time to shop for gardening items, and since Easter is on April 17, that means April 18 will be an excellent opportunity to pick up clearance goodies, including candy.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in April.

stormtrooper helmet


With Memorial Day at the end of the month, be prepared for noteworthy deals on a variety of items, including the following:
  • Clothing
  • Mattresses
  • Large appliances
Memorial Day sales will bring other discounts, as well, and right before the unofficial kickoff to summer, expect swimwear to see discounts of 70% at select retailers. However, the month will start with a bang with May the Fourth sales, which offer a perfect opportunity to snag Star Wars merchandise.

Even better for nerdy shoppers, Free Comic Book Day is also at the beginning of May. And while Mother's Day typically brings so-so offers on flowers, cards, and such, it's actually a good time to buy Mom gifts that aren't traditional.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in May.

woman opening box


During June, gyms will likely offer deals similar to what we normally see in January, and their deals may be even better this year. Because lots of people will be trying to get beach-ready, and go back to their routines, gym deals could be prevalent. Just make one of your cheat days the first Friday of June, as it brings National Donut Day. While we might not see the same freebies we used to, there's a chance we could still see "buy one, get one" offers from chains like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin', among others.

Gamers can count on the annual Steam Summer Sale arriving in June, as well. Additionally, GOG should host its own video game sale. The Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale also typically drops in June, offering an excellent chance to stock up on intimates.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in June.

silhouettes in fireworks


The middle of summer brings summer clearance sales, which provide great opportunities to save on:
  • Clothing
  • Outdoor gear
  • Christmas decorations
Watch for 4th of July sales to discount camping and hiking items by 50% or even more. Plus, clothing and shoe stores will likely take up to 85% off.

Celebrating Christmas in July? Historically, we've seen home improvement stores knock a huge 75% off decor items. There's also a chance that Amazon Prime Day will return to a July date, and it'll be a good time to grab Alexa devices at a steep discount.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in July.

kids boarding bus


The end of summer is the beginning of Back to School season. For more than a dozen states, that means tax free weekends. Whether you have kids or not, they're the perfect time to dodge sales tax on school supplies, laptops, and clothing.

With summer winding down, August might not seem like an ideal month to buy patio furniture, but we tend to see a fair amount of deals on outdoor seating, tables, and hammocks. Around the last week or two of August, look for early Labor Day sales to begin.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in August.

person sitting in fall leaves


As the month begins, Labor Day sales will be going strong. Apparel will probably make up a large part of these holiday sales, as retailers try to clear out any remaining summer stock. Other Labor Day discounts worth checking out include:
  • Mattresses
  • Grills
  • Large appliances
Another big event in September is the Apple fall event. That's when the company usually announces its latest iPhone models, as well as watch upgrades, and other interesting news. You can also celebrate National Coffee Day at the end of the month.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in September.

kids in costume


If you're in the market for a new car, know that October is a great month to check out dealerships. Often they want to sell off any remaining inventory before the new models start arriving for the holiday season. Halloween costumes will be majorly discounted on November 1, but you can also expect to save up to 85% in the last part of October.

Want to take an epic trip? Consider heading to Europe during October, as this is considered the "shoulder season." On the sales front, some fall sales will be available around mid-month, as it's one of the last big shopping times before Black Friday — unfortunately, these sales can't compare to what Black Friday will bring.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in October.

Thanksgiving dinner


This month brings Black Friday, the sale holiday to which all other sale holidays are compared. Be prepared for pre-Black Friday sales to begin in early November (if not October), but the best deals happen during Black Friday week.

Expect a plethora of savings on:
  • Clothing
  • TVs
  • Laptops
You can expect to save on far more than just these three categories. Black Friday is often the one time of year you can find a deal on pretty much anything.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in November.

couple Christmas shopping


The end of the year will bring Green Monday and Super Saturday deals, though these might not measure up after the hype of Black Friday. One thing that's definitely worth shopping in December is gift cards. During the month, tons of retailers and restaurants will offer bonus cards when you purchase gift cards worth a certain amount.

Expect deals on video games and holiday decor to also be prevalent in December, especially during After Christmas sales. Definitely stock up on DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, and expect great headphone deals, too.

Check out our full guide to learn what to buy in December.

Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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