Sales Cycles

December 1

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in December

Posted by on December 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in December

I can’t believe that we are already at the end of the year!  December is here and with a new month means new deals and a new monthly sales cycle.  This month the biggest event of the year happens and so most deals will be because of it.

Retailers count on shoppers spending a huge majority of their money in the month of December because of Christmas.  Although some people think ahead and buy items when they go on sale for gifts (following the sale cycles), some people wait until December to do their Christmas shopping.

Here is a look at the deals you will find this month:

Christmas/Boxing Day: Starting Christmas Eve, the biggest sales of the year will start.   In the States, Black Friday is actually the biggest sales day but for Canada it is Boxing Day.  You will find deals on almost everything both in the stores and online.  I prefer to shop online Boxing Day to avoid the crazy crowds and lines ups. Shopping from the comfort of your own home is a huge bonus.  Retailers know this, so every year we see more and more free shipping Boxing Day/Week offers.  This year I suspect even more.  Every year Bargainmoose has a Boxing Day dashboard with all of the offers in 1 spot for easy shopping.  We will start filling it up early so make sure to check back often.

Toys: One of the biggest sellers at Christmas is toys because let’s face it, Santa is a busy guy!  There are going to be toys deals left and right because the stores know you want to get all of the latest things for your little ones.

Black Friday: I know what you are thinking… Black Friday was at the end of November.  You are right, but a lot of those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will carry on until the first week of December.  Electronics are a big one that will stay on sale so watch out for good prices on TV’s, computers, and other Black Friday items.

Foods:  I don’t normally include all of the food items and seasonal veggies and fruit, but I did want to mention a couple of things.  December is a month for baking, parties, and family gatherings so there are some items that will be at their lowest.  You will find items like baking supplies, gravy packets, boxes of stuffing, soups, cookies and party trays are at their lowest this month.  It is a great time to stock up on non-perishable items from these categories if you use them a lot throughout the year.

Furniture: You will see a lot of ads for “we pay the tax” or “don’t pay until 2014″ because furniture companies are trying to push out their furniture.  People’s wallets tend to be strapped for larger items in December so those larger items will go on sale.

What kind of awesome deals have you found in the month of December?

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November 3

Sales Cycles Get the Best Deals in November

Posted by on November 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Sales Cycles Get the Best Deals in November

We are into the second last month of the year already, where has the year gone!? Starting November, stores will be fighting for your “Christmas present money” so you will be able to find some great deals.

Clothing- With a lot of holiday parties coming up, you will be able to find some great deals on dresses. These deals will happen all the way up until Christmas.  You will also be able to find some great deals on fall clothing and shoes sales.  Most people wear boots in the winter so shoes will be on at some great prices right now. Places like Little Burgundy & Cosset Shoes will have great deals and coupons out to save you some extra money.

Halloween- If you are looking for some great deals on Halloween items for next year this is the best time to pick them up.  All Halloween Decorations will be on sale for a fraction of the price because stores will need to make room for Christmas decorations.

Beauty- A favorite Christmas gift for any women is beauty gift sets.  This also make great gifts for teachers and friends as well and for this reason, November is a great time to get these items.  There are so many beauty deals out right now I couldn’t even list them all.  We do a beauty deals roundup every week to help you keep your eye on what are the best deals are.

Food- Halloween candy is an obvious thing that will be going on sale but you will also find that baking items are very cheap.  Pie crusts, flour, sugar and most baking items will be on sale this time of year.

Toys- With Christmas just around the corner, places that sell toys will be fighting for your business.  You will find some great deals and coupons for toys for all ages. Places like Mastermind Toys and Toys R Us have some great deals on right now that are definitely worth checking out.

Before you head out to shop for anything in store or online, make sure to check out the coupon forum.  We post coupons, both printable and codes, daily for you to take advantage of.

These are some of the great sales to look out for in the month of November.  What other deals do you like getting in November?

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October 2

Sales Cycles: The Best Deals for October

Posted by on October 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Sales Cycles: The Best Deals for October

There are a lot of items that will go on sale in the month of October.  For some of these deals, you will want to wait until we are a couple of weeks into the month before you start to shop.

Clothing: Just like last month, summer items will be on sale at some awesome prices.  You will even find some great deals on fall clothing, but you are best to wait until November or December for that.

Thanksgiving Sales: These sales usually will not happen until after Thanksgiving.  You will find a ton of decorations and food at a fraction of the price specifically on turkeys, stuffing, and food items for big turkey dinners.  If you are looking for items like pumpkins and outdoor decorations, you are best to wait until the beginning of November after Halloween.

Gardening Supplies: Gardening season is coming to an end in most places in Canada, which means lots of sales.  Seeds, bulbs, and gardening supplies of all kinds will be on sale for some great prices. 

Camping Equipment: October is usually the month in Canada when camping is officially done for most people.  You will be able to find sleeping bags, tents and all kinds of camping supplies for a lot less because the season is over with.  The other thing you can buy at an affordable price is campers.  People & dealerships that want to sell their campers do not want to pay the storage fees for keeping the campers over the winter, so they sell them if they are wanting a new one in the springtime anyways.  If you have a place to store your camper for free and you would like to buy one for the next camping season, this is the time to do it. 

Toys: With Christmas just around the corner, a lot of stores are trying to get rid of overstocked toys to make room for all of the new toys to come out this holiday season.  Toy companies usually release new popular toys in November or December so that the kids will go crazy for them and the parents will buy them for Christmas.  This means that toy stores will have great sales on last year’s popular toys. Sears Outlet Canada has toys up to 70% off right now for just this reason.

Household Items in Fall Colors: I love October because that is the time that I can freshen up my house at a fraction of the price.  After Thanksgiving, you will find a ton of deals on household items such as place mats, candles, dishes, blankets and other items like this in fall colors.  I personally love the fall color palettes of reds, greens, browns and yellows so I take advantage of this and restock on some items. If you like these colors or are not picky with the color, you can get some awesome deals. 

Before you head out to shop for anything in store or online, make sure to check out the Bargainmoose coupon forum.  We post coupons, both printable and codes, daily for you to take advantage of.

These are some of the great sales to look out for in the month of October.  What other deals do you like getting in October?

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September 1

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in September

Posted by on September 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in September

There are a ton of items that will go on sale in the month of September.  For most of these deals, you will want to wait until we are about a week into the month before you start to shop; this is the time that most September sales cycle items will be at their lowest.

Clothing- Summer clothing is on sale because the new fall lines will be heading into stores soon.  You will find some great deals over the next few months on bathing suits, sandals, shorts and tanks. You will also find great deals on shoes for back to school and kids clothing.

Labor Day Sales: This is the big holiday this month and there will most likely be a lot of Labor Day sales. There will most likely be clothing deals, school supply deals, and many other items on sale.  Make sure you really do your research with these sales though because they might be good, but some of these deals will be better after the holiday.

BBQ & Outdoor Supplies: Wait until after Labor Day and you will find some great deals on BBQ accessories, camping and outdoor supplies.  Gardening items will also be discounted because garden season is coming to and end.

Bicycles: This is a great time to get a bicycle for any age.  Bike helmets will also be on sale.  These are large objects that the store will be trying to get rid of to make room for items like sleds and outdoor snow items for fall and winter.

Car Accessories: With college students heading back to school in September, car companies will be counting on parents wanting to keep their children safe on the roads as they go out on their own.  Places that sell car accessories like car mats, brake pads and places that give oil changes will have some great deals.  They will want parents to come to them and make sure their kids cars are safe and all checked out.  Watch out for deals like this.

Back to School Items: Once the kids are already back to school, they most likely will have everything they need.  This means the stores will be trying to get rid of the items to make room for Halloween items.  You can get some awesome deals on any type of office supplies, back packs and any back to school items.  Wait until we are about 1 week into September and you will get the best deals.

Outdoor Play- Just like last month, this is the perfect time to get that play set for the back yard you have been eying for your kids.  Stores are trying to get rid of larger items such as play sets, pools, trampolines and other outdoor fun kids items to make room for new fall stock.

These are some of the great sales to look out for in the month of September.  What other deals do you like getting in September?

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August 9

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in August

Posted by on August 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in August

Sorry that this one is a week late guys, but better late then never I always say!  Time has been just flying so fast this year that it’s hard to believe that summer is half over, and we are already into the month of August.

Computers- I had mentioned last month that computers are starting to go on sale because kids are heading back to school.  Closer to the end of August will be a great time to buy a new or refurbished computer.  If you are in the market for a new computer this year for either yourself or one of your kids, make sure to check out Eddie’s post on how to save on your next purchase.

Clothing- Summer clothing is starting to go on sale because all of the new fall lines will be heading into stores soon.  You will start finding some great deals over the next few months on bathing suits, sandals, shorts and tanks.

Supplies- Since most people have already stocked up on their bug repellents and sunscreens, this is the time when stores are trying to liquidate whatever supplies they have left.  Many of these products have a long shelf life, so you can actually buy some bug spray and sunscreen for next year.  Please make sure to double check those expiry dates though, because buying something that will expire before you use it is not only a waste of money but can be dangerous as well.

Camping- Since camping season ends for most provinces in the month of September, many stores are pushing out their camping supplies at awesome prices.  This includes tents, sleeping bags and even trailers.  Most people won’t buy a camper at the end of the season because they don’t want to store it for the winter without using it a few times first.  If you have somewhere to store it, get one now.  You will save a boatload of cash both at dealers and on places like kijiji and craigslist.

Outdoor Play- This is the perfect time to get that play set for the back yard you have been eying for your kids.  Stores are trying to get rid of larger items such as play sets, pools, trampolines and other outdoor fun kids items to make room for new fall stock.

These are a few different deals for sale cycles that you will be able to find in the month of August. Let us know if you find some more!

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July 2

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in July

Posted by on July 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in July

This year is already half over and there have been many great deals in the past few months.  Of course, a new month means new sales cycles for big savings.  The month of July is a little different from other months because there are no huge holidays and people are relaxing and staying outside instead of heading to the malls – and the stores know this fact.  For that reason, stores will actually make up events like the oh-so ever popular “Christmas in July” to advertise sales.

Since there are no actual holidays in July (other than Canada Day which is the first day of the month therefore sales would have happened in June) the sales revolve around what will be happening in the months to come.

Computers- Since school has just ended and students won’t be going back  for a couple of months, stores are trying to get rid of big-ticket items such as computers.  Summer is a slow time for computer sales, but the sales pick up again closer to the end of August when students are on the look out for new computers. For this reason, stores try to push out the old computer stock with great sales in July.

Jewellery- There are six non-gift giving months of the year without holidays, and July is one of them.  Most of the gift giving months sell a lot of jewellery because of the holidays (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s day, etc…). For this reason, you will find some really great deals on jewellery in the month of July.  Not only will the prices be lower with better sales, but you will also be able to barter a little more and get the best possible price if you go in to the jewellery store.  Merchants know they won’t have as many sales so if they have someone that wants to buy something then they will most likely give you a great deal to make a sale.

Clothing- You will find different clothing items on sale every month of the year.  The month of July is especially good for sandals and swimsuits. By July, we will have already had nice weather for a couple of months now and most people have their swimsuits and footwear already purchased for the summer.  That means the stores need to price items lower to get the customers to buy more of these items.

Christmas in July- This is an expression that I have heard many time thought the years.  I grew up in a small town that would actually have a Christmas in July parade!  I don’t know exactly how this expression started but I am sure it was someone selling something trying to attract customers.  Whatever the reason, I am happy to take advantage of the savings! There are no specific sales to mention but the month of July will boast more coupons, more free shipping offers and a lot of sales wanting to get rid of old stock.  A lot of stores start getting new stock sometime in August so they need to make room for the new items by selling off the the old stock.

Travel- There are many different reasons to travel in the month of July but the main one is the affordability.  You will find some crazy deals and specials on travel deals specifically to places that are hot.  Not many people travel in the summer to places that are hot because it is already hot where they are.  You will be able to find some great flights and hotel deals to places such as California, or other hot destinations because it is not as popular as the winter months.

These are a few different deals for sale cycles that you will be able to find in the month of July. Let us know if you know of some more!

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June 4

Sales Cycles Get the Best Deals in June

Posted by on June 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Sales Cycles Get the Best Deals in June

I can’t believe it is already June, where does the year go?  With another month come some great monthly deals.  Most of the deals for the month of June are pretty predictable with many different events happening.  Of course, we post the awesome deals on our blog but there are always some great coupon codes in our coupon forum added daily as well as some awesome deals on the hot deals forum for you to take advantage of.

There are many different sales cycle events that are the catalysts behind some of the great deals in the month of June.  Most of the great sales will revolve around at least one of these events.

Father’s Day: Father’s Day is the main reason why you will find so many great deals on electronics and tools in the month of June.  The go-to gifts for dad seem to be fun gadgets so you will find deals like The Source Canada Customer Appreciation sale with items up to 60% off.  As for tools, you can find deals like this bosch deal from Amazon Canada. Stores know that most people will buy from one of these 2 categories for dad so they focus their deals on them.

End of School: At the end of June (sometimes earlier) is usually the end of the school year.  This means parents are scrambling for a thank you gift for their child’s teacher.  A lot of deals in June are geared towards this idea of a gift of appreciation.  Places like Lavish & lime have deals gear towards teacher gifts.

Graduation/Prom: This is a huge event in most families’ lives and usually a graduation comes with some sort of gift for the grad. Jewellery is a common gift so you will find a lot of deals on necklaces, rings and earrings.  Peoples Jewellers has a coupon code out that will save you $10 on your purchase right now.  Along with grad is prom.  Items like flowers and dresses will go on special.  Anything associated with grad and prom, you will be able to find some deals.  Even though I am well past the “prom stage” in my life, I always look around this time of year for dresses to buy for any upcoming weddings. You can find some really great deals on anything formal.

Clothing: You will start to see some good summer deals here and there but the biggest discounted clothing will likely be spring fashions.  The stores are reducing spring clothing like this huge Ecko sale that was posted about earlier or this Rickis sale with some great deals.

Canada Day: I know what you are thinking… Canada Day isn’t until July 1st?  Even so, since Canada day is at the beginning of July, you will start seeing a lot of red tees and tanks going on sale at the beginning of June for those whose want to be patriotic.  By the end of the month the price of red clothing will be significantly higher for those last minute shoppers so it is best to get those items early.

Outdoor Entertaining & Activities: I told you last month when I was posting about the May sales cycles to wait until June to buy a new BBQ.  Well this is a great month to do it.  Not only are the on sale because let’s face it, who doesn’t like to BBQ in the summer, but it is a great Father’s Day gift as well.  Any type of outdoor activity that has to do with BBQ and patio usually comes on sale in June.  Items like kid pools, bikes, outdoor toys and sports items are great deals in June.  The next time you will see the best deals on these items are in September when they are trying to get rid of them to make room for the fall items.

There really are so many great deals to take advantage of in the month of June, these are just a few.  What deals can you think of that are the best in the month of June?

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May 3

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in May

Posted by on May 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in May

We are already into the month of May and summer is fast approaching.  With lots of holidays in May there are lots of sales and deals. We try to post all the awesome deals on our blog but there are always some great coupon codes in our coupon forum added daily as well as some awesome deals on the hot deals forum for you to take advantage of.

This month has four major events that the sales seem to follow.  In the month of May, we have Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Victoria Day, and the start of camping season.  Most of the great sales will revolve around at least one of these events.

Seasonal Clothes: Summer clothing is already hitting the shelves and stores are giving a once last effort to get rid of the last year’s stock.  This is probably the last time you will see last year’s clothing on sale for rock bottom prices. This also means that the winter clothing and footwear needs to be out of the stores and will be discounted hugely. Places like Bootleggers and Reitmans will have discounts on clothing already on sale.

Jewellery: This is a no-brainer with Mother’s Day in the month of May. What mother wouldn’t want jewellery for Mother’s Day and the stores know it.  For that reason they have great sales on all sorts of jewellery that mom would love.  Check out this Mother’s Day coupon code that Anna posted and many other jewellery deals on the bargainmoose blog.

Photo Items: These items also go on sale by the masses in the month of May because of Mother’s Day.  You will find deals on photo books, pictures, freebies and more all to celebrate Mother’s Day. Take advantage of these deals and make some photo albums or get those pictures off of you digital camera and computer and finally print them off.  And of course, moms love anything that is sentimental like a photo gift.

Outdoor and Gardening: This is the time of year that the flowers start blooming and people are getting outside to do some gardening.  You will find a lot of deals on patio furniture, flowers, any anything related to home and garden.  Patio furniture is something to get this month because with a lot of stores, once they sell out they will not get new stock in.  It is a big bulky item to keep at the store so they usually don’t over stock it.  You will find by the end of June, it will most likely be gone or you will have a very limited selection. As for gardening, most places will have sales on their out door plants and flowers for B1G1 Free and you will see a lot of printable coupons in inserts.  You might be tempted to get a new BBQ because they will start going on sale, but the best month for that will be next month because of Father’s Day.

Beauty Products: These items go on sale thanks to Mother’s Day as well.  Places like The Body Shop Canada and Well.ca will have some really good deals on in hopes that you will get your Mother’s Day gifts at their stores.  I like to take advantage of these deals and stock up on my favorites while they are at the lowest prices.

These are a few different deals for sale cycles that you will be able to find in the month of May. Let us know if you know of some more!

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April 2

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in April

Posted by on April 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in April

This year is going by so fast and it is April already!  Of course, a new month means new sales cycles for big savings. At bargainmoose, we do our best to make sure you know about all of the great Canadian deals out there.  Of course, we post the awesome deals on our blog but there are always some great coupon codes in our coupon forum added daily as well as some awesome deals on the hot deals forum for you to take advantage of.

This month has three major events that the sales seem to follow.  In the month of April, we have Easter, Earth Day and springtime. Most of the great sales will revolve around at least one of these events.

Seasonal Clothes: Since we are already into spring, the stores are already trying to stay one step ahead and they are already starting to bring out their summer clothing.  This means that the winter clothing is on its way out of the stores and will be discounted hugely.  Stores will have sales on winter shoes, coats and clothing to make room for the spring and summer clothes.

Electronics: This month, the major electronic deals will be computers and cameras (and accessories).  Just like in March, the cameras and camera accessories are on sale to make room for the new lines and new additions.  If you don’t mind buying last year’s model or version of a camera then you can get some really great deals.  Jodie posted a great camera deal that The Bay has on right now with items at 50% off. As for Computers, they are on sale for the same reasons.  The old stock needs to go to make room for the new stock and newer versions to come in.  Dell Canada has been having some really great computer deals for this reason.

Earth Day Items: Because Earth Day is in April, you can find some great deals on Eco-conscious products and Energy savers.  You will also find items such as gardening and outdoor accessories on sale as well. BBQs are a big one because they require less energy to cook.  Lawn mowers are also a big sale in the month of April because like BBQs, they are a big Spring item that takes up a lot of space.  Stores want to get last year’s stock of these big items sold so that they can make some room for the new models.  We just got a new BBQ on sale for just $300 (regular price was just over $600) at Rona because it was last year’s model.  We got this sale in store but these kind of sales are both online and in store.

Travel: Summer is the peak vacation season because most kids are out of school.  That means that airlines and hotels often raise their prices just for the simple fact that they can. One of the ways to save money is by planning ahead and booking those vacations now.  You can save money by booking two or three months ahead of time. This month, you will probably see a lot of coupon codes for airfare and travel deals.  For example, Porter airlines has a coupon code for 50% off all base fares right now that was posted earlier on the Bargainmoose.  Make sure to check out the Blue tag deals over at West Jet every Thursday for additional deals on airfare and travel packages.

Home Improvement: With April bringing the warm weather, many people are doing their Spring cleaning and having garage sales to get rid of the old.  I know we get in the mood for a big clean up in the yard and organizing our house.  We also like to go around the house and fix up any odds and ends like paint touch-ups and cleaning out the garage.  Items such as wall paper and paint and any other type of home improvements items go on sale for this reason.  People wanting to sell their homes do a lot of fixing and refreshing of their house so they can get their house on the market by summer.  Because of this, a lot of stores have great deals on these home improvement type of items.

These are a few different deals for sale cycles that you will be able to find in the month of April. Let us know if you know of some more!

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March 11

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in March

Posted by on March 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Sales Cycles: Get the Best Deals in March

I can’t believe that March is already here and with a new month comes new great deals to take advantage of. The month of March brings in a new series of sales, which we are covering in our monthly sales cycles posts.

Holidays: In the month of March there are a a few minor holidays and special occasions, around which the stores will do a special sale.  E.g. St. Patrick’s Day (green items), Mardi Gras ( jewellery), Dr Seuss’s Birthday (kids books) & National Craft Month (any craft items).

Seasonal Clothes: Spring is just around the corner so many stores are bringing in their new Spring lines of clothing.  To promote this, they usually put them on sale or have coupon codes available for a limited time. The closer we get to actual Spring-time the worse the deals get on the Spring clothing, so the idea is to get the items in March. By April, the clothes, will likely be full price.  Some good deals on right now are at Garage Canada, The Children’s Place Canada, and Old Navy Canada.

Seasonal items: Items like gardening and BBQ books, outdoor items, electronics for outdoors such as headphones and battery powered and wireless entertainment items for camping are also coming on sale for Spring. Electronic accessories for running, such as iPhone and iPod accessories often go on sale now as well, for those wanting to get more active again after winter.

Travel: A lot of airlines are putting out coupon codes for flights in March for those last minute March Break vacations.  Also, this is about the time that people may start looking for flights for the summer and when school is out, so there are a lot of great deals. Check out our coupon forum often for airline coupon codes to save you money on your flights.  Because of the travel deals, you will also start finding luggage deals in the month of March.

Entertainment: The closer the months get to summer, the better the deals get for items such as DVDs, Blu-rays, and movie passes.  With the nicer weather, people want to get outside more and to do things instead of staying indoors and just watching movies.  People go for walks and hikes instead of heading out to the movies theaters.  You will start to find some good sales with DVDs and Blu-ray as well as special promotions with movie theaters.

These are a few different deals for sale cycles that you will be able to find in the month of March. Let us know if you know of some more!

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February 12

Monthly & Seasonal Sales Cycles: How to get the Best Deals in February

Posted by on February 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Monthly & Seasonal Sales Cycles: How to get the Best Deals in February

I have always said that just because something says “Sale” does not mean it is the best price or the best time to buy something.  Just like produce goes on special at its lowest prices when it is in season, so does clothing, household goods, electronics and just about anything you can think of to buy has a monthly/seasonal sale cycle.  The best way to optimize you budget is to buy these things within their sale cycle so that you get the absolute lowest price for that item. There are a few easy steps to follow to make sure you get the best rock bottom prices.

Check your Calendar: One of the easiest things to do is to take a look at your calendar and find any holidays or special occasions in the month.  February has Valentine’s Day and some rock bottom prices are pretty obvious.  Chocolate is one of those items that you know will go on sale after Valentines day because they are trying to make room on the shelves for the next holiday or special event.

Price Check: There are a couple of ways to do this.  If you like shopping in stores, you can take a look at the store flyers and check out prices of products and compare them to other stores.  The other way is checking online.  Often at Bargainmoose we do the price comparisons for you.  When we post a featured sale item or a really good deal, we will do price checks with other Canadian stores to make sure it is the best deal. If you are looking for a specific item we may have posted about, just enter it into our search bar on the right hand side and you might be able to find it there.  It will save you time from searching online yourself.

Coupon Codes: Shopping online often saves you more money than shopping in stores because there are so many coupon codes out there to save you money.  Most places have some type of deal for free shipping or a coupon code for free shipping also.  Check out the Bargainmoose Coupon Forum with codes for Canadian shopping updated multiple times daily.

Forums: Online forums are a great place to find deals.  People post deals daily so you can get the best prices.  Check out the Bargainmoose Deals Forum to see all kinds of deals.

Let’s start with February:

Valentine’s Day/Love: February has Valentine’s Day and some rock bottom prices are pretty obvious.  Most places  have so many red and pink items that those coloured items go on sale just after Valentine’s Day. Its the best time to stock up on items for the next year. Also watch out for deals that have to do with singles.  Avigayil just did a post about a great deal from WagJag for Lavalife.  There are always sales on any type of romance movies as well to go with Valentine’s Day.  Check out Amazon Canada’s Love Event for rock bottom prices on DVDs.

Electronics: Digital cameras are a big ticket item that go on sale in February because stores are trying to clear out the remainder of last years stock to get ready for the new spring stock.  Also home entertainment systems – for the same reason as cameras but also because the Superbowl is at the beginning of February.  Here is a camera deal from The Source Canada that is really good.

Video Games: Video games are often released at the end of the year just before Christmas, at the highest prices.  If you can wait until February, they get marked down hugely because they are trying to get rid of the old stock.

Tax Packages: Since February is the time to do your taxes, companies like Turbotax and HR Block have really good deals on to get those last minute people doing their taxes.  Here is a coupon code from our forum for H&R Block for 20% off. Or if you would prefer Turbotax, here is an exclusive link for 12% discount.

Fragrances: Again this is because of Valentine’s Day. Stores get in huge quantities of fragrances for Valentine’s Day and if you can wait until after it to buy some you will get a huge discount.  This is a good item to buy online as long as you know the scent is something you like, and because the online deals for fragrances tend to be a bit better.

These are just a few of the items on sale at lowest prices to look for in the month of February.  If you know of some more monthly deals for the month of February let us know. We hope to be doing a monthly post about the various sales cycles to help you know when and when not to buy certain goods.

(Thanks Kaz Andrew for the image!)

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