By Alexandra Mondalek
January 25, 2016

Based on data from price-tracking sites DealNews and FatWallet, MONEY created this month-by-month guide to snagging the best deals on everything. Want to see every month in one place? Download the whole list as a handy chart. And check out these other smart strategies for timing your purchases.


January

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What to buy:

TVs and electronics, bedding, linens, cookware, fitness equipment


Sample 2015 deal:

35% off brand-name HDTVs at Best Buy


February

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What to buy:

Winter apparel and accessories, appliances, furniture, housewares


Sample 2015 deal:

60% off mattresses at J.C. Penney


March

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What to buy:

Non-Apple smartphones, running shoes, team apparel


Sample 2015 deal:

53% off running shoes at joesnewbalance outlet.com


April

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What to buy:

Home, garden, and auto supplies; spring clothing


Sample 2015 deal:

40% off Craftsman tools at Sears


May

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What to buy:

Home furnishings, home goods


Sample 2015 deal:

60% off clearance at Williams-Sonoma decor


June

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What to buy:

Tools and home improvement materials


Sample 2015 deal:

57% off tools at Home Depot


July

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What to buy:

Swimwear, summer entertaining goods, air conditioners


Sample 2015 deal:

37% off LG air ­conditioners at Amazon


August

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What to buy:

Laptops, summer clothing


Sample 2015 deal:

$100 off Apple laptops


September

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What to buy:

Home furnishings, outdoor and patio goods, last-generation iPhones/iPads


Sample 2015 deal:

50% off Strathmore patio furniture at Amazon


October

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What to buy:

Denim and fall fashion, camping gear, sports equipment


Sample 2015 deal:

50% off Levi’s jeans at Macy’s


November

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What to buy:

Videogames, consumer electronics


Sample 2015 deal:

Two-for-one PS4 and Xbox games at Best Buy


December

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What to buy:

Gift cards, toys


Sample 2015 deal:

73% off close-out toys at Target

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