Best Things to Buy Every Month in 2024

Knowing what items will likely be on sale each month can help you save money on planned purchases.
By NerdWallet 
Edited by Courtney Neidel

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A new year is a good opportunity to take charge of your personal budget and develop a strategy for buying the things you want.

Create a list of the big buys you plan to make this year and use our guide to time each purchase right, so you can save money.


With a fresh page on the calendar comes a fresh start for sales. These items are discounted in January:

  • Bedding and linen. Department stores hold bedding and linen “white sales” in January with deep discounts on sheets and towels.

  • Fitness equipment. Retailers will meet goals to get in shape with decent deals. Expect workout gear and apparel sales to abound at sporting goods stores. (Tip: Tread lightly on a treadmill purchase unless you're sure you’ll use it. It’ll always be cheaper to walk around the block.)

  • TVs and electronics. Just before the Super Bowl, retailers normally discount TVs and other home theater essentials. 

Mark your calendar: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 15.

Freebie day: National Spaghetti Day is Jan. 4.


It’s the month of love and gift-giving, but February might be a better time to buy major items for yourself than trinkets for your loved one. Options include:

  • TVs. Television sales spill over from January into February ahead of the Super Bowl. Aside from Black Friday, this is one of the best times to buy a TV.

  • Winter items. With winter winding down, retailers will be looking to unload inventory of cold-weather products. L