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After a long 12 months, 2020 is finally behind us.
It’s a new year, and countless sales lie ahead.
Here’s and plan your shopping for 2021. We listed the best products to buy each month, plus the holidays when you’ll find major sales — and a bonus: the national days when you can score free stuff.
With a fresh page on the calendar comes a fresh start for sales. These items are discounted in :
Mark your calendar: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 18.
Freebie day: National Spaghetti Day is Jan. 4.
It’s the month of love and gift-giving, but might be a better time to buy major items for yourself than trinkets for your loved one. Options include:
Mark your calendar: The Super Bowl is Feb. 7, and Presidents Day is Feb. 15.
Freebie day: National Frozen Yogurt Day is Feb. 6.
There aren’t any major shopping holidays in , but that doesn’t mean a lack of sales. Look for deals on these products:
Mark your calendar: St. Patrick’s Day is March 17.
Freebie day: Pi Day is March 14.
has its fair share of spring deals and discounts, including:
Mark your calendar: Easter is April 4.
Freebie day: Tax Day is April 15.
April showers bring flowers — and sales blossom then, too. Here’s a look at some items to consider buying this month:
Mark your calendar: Mother’s Day is May 9, and Memorial Day is May 31.
Freebie day: National Hamburger Day is May 28.
may be one of the shorter months of the year, but its supply of opportunities to snag deals isn’t lacking. Smart purchases include:
Mark your calendar: Father’s Day is June 20.
Freebie day: National Doughnut Day is June 4.
The temperature usually rises in , but the prices of certain items drop. Consider buying these:
Mark your calendar: The Fourth of July is … July 4.
Freebie day: National Ice Cream Day is July 18, and National Lipstick Day is July 29.
Close out summer by buying summer products? That’s right — look for end-of-season clearance sales in on:
Mark your calendar: The first day of school is usually in August.
Freebie day: National Waffle Day is Aug. 24.
With deals on items as varied as mattresses and back-to-school supplies, is a surprising month for good buys. Pick up reasonable prices on these:
Mark your calendar: Labor Day is Sept. 6.
Freebie day: National Coffee Day is Sept. 29.
Don’t let the cost of shopping scare you during the Halloween season. There will be plenty of deals on these product categories in :
Mark your calendar: Columbus Day is Oct. 11, and Halloween is Oct. 31.
Freebie day: National Taco Day is Oct. 4.
is the month for Black Friday sales, which means some of the most popular technology products fall to their lowest prices:
Mark your calendar: Thanksgiving is Nov. 25, Black Friday is Nov. 26 and Cyber Monday is Nov. 29.
Freebie day: National Sandwich Day is Nov. 3.
The end of the year is just the beginning for discounts in some product categories. Look for sale prices on these items in :
Mark your calendar: Christmas is Dec. 25.
Freebie day: National Cookie Day is Dec. 4.