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Garden tools - February/April (Look for up to 50% off on things like rakes, hoes, and shovels then.)

Linens and towels - January/February and July/August (discontinued fall and spring merchandise)

Landscape plants:

- January (indoor plants)
- March through October (perennials and annuals)
- March through May (shrubs, trees, and rosebushes)
- September (fall bulbs)
- February/March (spring bulbs)

Kitchenware and small appliances - Mother's Day shopping in May or after holidays

Furniture - December (Supposedly, furniture sales slow down for the holidays.)

Carpeting - January and February

China and Flatware - March and September (on last season's styles)

Hardware - December and during June's Father's Day specials

Fabric:

- March for spring patterns
- September for fall patterns

Flowerpots, Statuary, and Barbeques - During the winter

Major Appliances - No special time of year was given, just to consider buying floor-demonstration models and to ask the larger chains for bigger discounts when making major purchases. The worst thing that could happen is that they'd say no.

Paint - May through August (during hot weather!)

Building Supplies - There's no way to predict times for sales prices. Your best bet for saving money is to look for free cutting, delivery, and other service perks.

Cleaning Supplies and Pantry Staples - January or August/September

Patio Furniture - February and late August
Brookes E.
Listed by Month

I found this in The Book of Secrets. I think it's exactly what Alisa was looking for. Here's a month-by-month schedule for dedicated bargain hunters:

January
* After-Christmas sales.
* Appliances
* Baby carriages
* Books
* Carpets and rugs
* China and glassware
* Christmas cards
* Costume jewelry
* Furniture
* Furs
* Lingerie
* Men's overcoats
* Pocketbooks
* Preinventory sales
* Shoes
* Toys
* White goods (sheets, towels, etc,)

February
* Air Conditioners
* Art supplies
* Bedding
* Cars (used)
* Curtains
* Furniture
* Glassware and china
* Housewares
* Lamps
* Men's apparel
* Radios, TV sets, and stereos
* Silverware
* Sportswear and equipment
* Storm windows
* Toys

March
* Boys' and girls' shoes
* Garden supplies
* Housewares
* Ice skates
* Infants' clothing
* Laundry equipment
* Luggage
* Ski equipment

April
* Fabrics
* Hosiery
* Lingerie
* Painting supplies
* Women's shoes

May
* Handbags
* Housecoats
* Household linens
* Jewelry
* Luggage
* Mothers' Day specials
* Outdoor furniture
* Rugs
* Shoes
* Sportswear
* Tires and auto accessories
* TV sets

June
* Bedding
* Boy's clothing
* Fabrics
* Fathers' Day specials
* Floor coverings
* Lingerie, sleepwear and hosiery
* Men's clothing
* Women's shoes

July
* Air conditioners and other appliances
* Bathing suits
* Children's clothes
* Electronic equipment
* Fuel
* Furniture
* Handbags
* Lingerie and sleepwear
* Luggage
* Men's shirts
* Men's shoes
* Rugs
* Sportswear
* Summer clothes
* Summer sports equipment

August
* Back-to-school specials
* Bathing suits
* Carpeting
* Cosmetics
* Curtains and drapes
* Electric fans and air conditioners
* Furniture
* Furs
* Men's coats
* Silver
* Tires
* White goods
* Women's coats

September
* Bicycles
* Cars (outgoing models)
* China and glassware
* Fabrics
* Fall fashions
* Garden equipment
* Hardware
* Lamps
* Paints

October
* Cars (outgoing models)
* China and glassware
* Fall/winter clothing
* Fishing equipment
* Furniture
* Lingerie and hosiery
* Major appliances
* School supplies
* Silver
* Storewide clearances
* Women's coats

November
* Blankets and quilts
* Boys' suits and coats
* Cars (used)
* Lingerie
* Major appliances
* Men's suits and coats
* Shoes
* White goods
* Winter clothing

December
* After-Christmas cards, gifts, toys
* Blankets and quilts
* Cars (used)
* Children's clothes
* Christmas promotions
* Coats and hats
* Men's furnishings
* Resort and cruise wear
* Shoes
Ashley
From "Miserly Moms"

Here is the list from the book Miserly Moms: Living on Onr Income in a Two Income Economy by Jonni McCoy.

January - February: men's shirts, towels, linens, sheets, clothes dryer, used cars, water heaters, art supplies, bicycles, books, curtains, clearance furniture, Christmas wrap and ornaments, toys, meats (turkey, ham), baking items.

March: coats, clothing for all, shoes, TV, washing machines, ski equipment, housewares, artichokes

April - May: dresses, suits, coats, summer clothes, towels, TV, tires, outdoor furniture, paint, tools, garden supplies, summer sports equipment, gift items, artichokes, dairy products, ham, eggs, chicken.

June - July: summer clothes, shoes, air contitioner, school supplies, outdoor furniture, building materials, most furniture, gift items, dairy products, fresh fish, barbecue foods, limes and lemons.

August - September: summer clothes, fall clothes, school clothes, swimwear, school supplies, garden supplies, outdoor furniture, rugs and carpets, bicycles, car batteries and mufflers, seasonal items, season passes, fresh fish, lamb, canned goods

October.: cars from dealerships (buy close to last day of month for best deal), summer sports equipment

November.: men's shirts, water heaters, home improvement supplies, houses are cheaper.

December.: Not a good time to buy anything, until December 26.
S.

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