When Are the Best Times to Buy? (Cheapest Months Cheat Sheet)

When's the best time to buy flights, tires, clothing, and more

Do you like getting a great deal on what you buy?

Who doesn’t? In fact, you want the best deal.

But what if you could get the best deal without searching for hours? Now we’ve hit the jackpot.

Just shopping in the right month could save you hundreds. Today we’re looking at the best times to buy the biggest items. It’s all the discount without the extra effort!

Key Takeaways:

  • Surprisingly, January is an excellent month to buy a lot of items.
  • Black Friday topped out most lists for a great time to purchase.

When’s the Best Time to Buy?

First, let’s check out when to buy the items with the biggest potential for savings.

airline tickets for your next flights


The cheapest month to fly is January and the best flights to save will be found midweek (Tuesday and Wednesday).

According to CheapAir.com’s survey on airline ticket prices, the best booking window is 46 to 164 days in advance. You’ll pay on average $220 more if you try a last-minute booking. (Annual Airfare Study, 2023 Edition)


The best TV sales happen:

  • during Super Bowl season (older models and the big game)
  • in the spring (new models hit the market)
  • Black Friday

The best months are January and February. (NerdWallet)

A mattress

Shop on a holiday weekend for a new mattress.

  • Presidents Day (February)
  • Memorial Day (May)
  • Fourth of July (July)
  • Labor Day (September)
  • Black Friday (November)


April or October are great times to buy. Sellers do promotions during this time to get buyers to switch with the seasons. Holiday specials, like Black Friday, are also common for discounts. (Thomas Nissan)

A car

best times and months to buy a car

December (end of year) is the best time of year to buy a car. You’ll find holiday deals and dealerships are trying to wrap up their end-of-year quotas. Holiday weekends and the end of any month are also great times to buy.

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Deals on appliances abound during holidays and holiday weekends. As for the months, October and November offer the best deals. (NYTimes)

A house

You’ll find the best deals in November. There tends to be less competition as most people buy before the start of a new school year. (Time.com)

The worst month to buy a house? May (According to ATTOM’s report) – the market is hot in the spring. However, this makes it the best time to SELL your house too.

Indoor furniture

The best time of year to buy indoor furniture is toward the end of winter (January and February) or the end of summer (August and September). Retailers discount their old stock during these months to make room for new inventory. (Home and Gardens)

4th of July and Labor Day also offer major deals!


Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer excellent discounts. Which makes November the best time to buy. (Leatherneo)


gold rings and necklace on fabric

March has the best deals because you’ll pick up the after-Valentine’s Day prices.

(Martin Busch Jewelers)


The best months are January and February.

But you can also find excellent deals on Amazon Prime Day (July), Back to School, Black Friday weekend, and Cyber Monday.


Sales Cycles By Month


  • Christmas stuff
  • Gym memberships
  • Fitness-related equipment and tools
  • Wedding dresses
  • TVs
  • Flights (taking the flight, not booking the flight)
  • Suits
  • Linens and towels


Sale Days: President’s Day

  • Winter /snow clothes
  • Tvs
  • Coats


  • Jewelry
  • Snow blowers (once the weather in your area warms up)


  • Tires
  • Vacuums
  • HVAC equipment
sales cycles, best months and times to buy tires, jewelry, tvs, mattresses, and more


Sale Days: Memorial Day

  • Spring jackets
  • Rainboots
  • Cookware
  • Mattresses
  • Fridges


  • Power tools
  • Dad related stuff


Sale Days: 4th of July, Amazon Prime Deals

  • Furniture


  • School supplies
  • Office supplies
  • Lawn mowers
  • Bathing suits
  • Sandals
  • Grills


Sale Days: Labor Day

  • Summer things
  • Yard stuff
  • Houseplants
  • Garden tools


  • Tires
  • Jeans
  • Appliances


Sale Days: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

  • Houses (real estate)
  • Luggage
  • Toys
  • Cookware
  • Clothing
  • Appliances


  • Car
  • Swing set
  • House paint
  • Flooring

Free Cheat Sheet Pdf of Best Times to Buy

When's the best time to buy flights, tires, clothing, and more

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