The Best Days to Shop in 2022

Getting the best price on necessities and splurges boils down to timing. By knowing when seasonal items are likely to go on sale and when major sales take place, you can buy what you want but pay significantly less.

For 2023, retailers are likely to throw their usual sales events, with the seasons still influencing which items go on sale and when. If you prefer not to shop in person, online shopping and curbside pickup give you plenty of ways to shop the deals you’d find in stores.

[READ: The Best Time to Buy Everything.]

Here are all the major sales events to put on your calendar in 2023 so you can strategize your buys:

— New Year’s Day.

— Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

— Presidents Day.

— St. Patrick’s Day.

— Easter.

— Mother’s Day.

— Memorial Day.

— Father’s Day.

— Fourth of July.

— Amazon Prime Day.

— Tax-free weekends.

— Labor Day.

— Halloween.

— Black Friday.

— Cyber Monday.

— Super Saturday.

— New Year’s Eve.


Things to buy:

Winter clothing. In late January, retailers move heavy coats, sweatshirts, warm pajamas, winter boots, sweaters, hats and scarves to the sale racks to make way for spring fashion. Expect up to 50% off winter apparel. You’ll still find discounts in February, but supplies will have dwindled because retailers will have stopped stocking new winter items. So, January is prime time for winter-apparel shopping.

Linens and towels. Department stores and home goods retailers such as Kohl’s, Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and Pottery Barn traditionally hold “white sales” on bath and bedding items throughout January. Stores don’t use this exact term much anymore (it’s a more traditional name coined decades ago), but the sales on towels and sheets pop up reliably every year.

TVs. Right before the Super Bowl is one of the best times of year to buy TVs. Super Bowl LVII falls on Feb. 12, so check out the sales at your favorite electronics, big-box or warehouse club store during the last couple weeks of January.

Important sales days:

New Year’s Day. You wouldn’t think that many stores would have a New Year’s sale. After all, consumers are pretty tapped out. But Amazon, Target, Walmart and other big retailers tend to hold a New Year sale with steep discounts. After all, they have store or warehouse shelves to clear so they can bring in new things to sell.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day. During the long weekend, expect sales on clothing, beauty and home goods.


Things to buy:

Tax software. The IRS deadline for employers to send out W-2s is Jan. 31. So, February is when tax software companies such as H&R Block and TurboTax start offering promo codes and discounts to early filers.

Jewelry. Wait until right after Valentine’s Day to find leftover jewelry on sale.

Important sales days:

Presidents Day. Get deals on mattresses and appliances during the long weekend.


Things to buy:

Outdoor apparel for warmer weather. As temperatures start to warm up, you’ll start to see deals on outdoor running apparel and footwear. You can also expect retailers that offer camping gear and patio furnishings to get in on the action. You’ll find better prices on these items toward the beginning of fall, but the selection will be bigger in early spring.

Important sales days:

St. Patrick’s Day. While not a major sale holiday, St. Patrick’s Day (and the week before) is a good time to find Irish-themed jewelry and other green gifts on sale. Look for the deepest discounts on gear the day after the holiday.


Things to buy:

Home goods and appliances. Thanks to spring cleaning motivation and Earth Day, you’ll find sales on everything from vacuums to energy-efficient appliances.

Easter clothing. Easter falls on April 9. In the week leading up to it, you’ll find sales on clothing for Easter Sunday, especially kids’ spring dresses and suits. Even if you don’t plan on hosting a gathering, it’s a good time to refresh your children’s wardrobes.

Important sales days:

Easter. Stores will be quiet (and some will be closed) on Easter Sunday, but the lead-up will be filled with sales. Expect discounts on spring attire at department stores and sales on treat baskets and flowers on gift sites. Plus, right after the holiday, you’ll find Easter candy and baskets on sale.

[Read: The Best Times of the Year to Buy Large Appliances.]


Things to buy:

Spring clothing. As stores make room for summer fashion, the clearance racks and online clearance sections will fill up with spring items.

Appliances. Memorial Day is one of the best days of the year to buy refrigerators, washers, dryers and other large appliances.

Important sales days:

Mother’s Day. A few weeks before May 14, start looking for sales on jewelry, perfume and other popular Mother’s Day gifts.

Memorial Day. The three-day weekend will offer plenty of clothing and appliance deals.


Things to buy:

Restaurant gift cards. Thanks to Father’s Day and graduation season, many chain restaurants offer bonus cards when you purchase a gift card.

Tools and grills. Home improvement stores mark down grills, power tools, lawn mowers, tool sets, garage organization items and more as Father’s Day approaches. So, June is a good time to update your toolshed.

Important sales days:

Father’s Day. In the lead-up to June 19, watch for sales on watches, menswear, shoes, wallets, TVs, tools and other popular gifts for Dad.


Things to buy:

Tech. Toward the middle of the month, you’ll find Amazon (and all the retailers that compete with it) offering deals on smart home devices, gaming systems, TVs and computers.

Furniture. Fourth of July sales tend to be heavy on furniture, so plan your kitchen table or sectional purchase accordingly.

Important sales days:

Fourth of July. Independence Day is one of the hottest shopping holidays of the year, and it typically brings Black Friday-level sales to the table.

Amazon Prime Day. The official date for 2023 won’t be announced until a few weeks prior, but Prime Day usually occurs in mid-July.


Things to buy:

Summer clothing and swimwear. With summer drawing to a close, retailers will want to clear the racks for fall.

School supplies and laptops. Thanks to the first day of school looming in late August or early September, big-box and office supply stores will offer deals on notebooks, art supplies, laptops and more. Apple also traditionally starts offering its back-to-school deals in August.

Important sales days:

Tax-free weekends. Many states offer tax-free days in August, during which sales tax will be waived on clothing, school supplies and even electronics in some states.

[Read: Best Discount Shopping Apps.]


Things to buy:

Outdoor furniture and grills. Labor Day ends grilling season, so expect discounts on everything you’d use for outdoor entertaining. After September, patio furniture will be hard to come by, as retailers usually stop stocking it during the winter.

Important sales days:

Labor Day. Leftover clothing from back-to-school sales will be on sale, in addition to appliances and mattresses.


Things to buy:

Older iPhones. Apple usually debuts its newest phones in September, so look for discounted older models in October.

Cozy clothing. As temperatures dip, retailers will offer tempting discounts on leggings, robes, sweats and joggers. You’ll find better sales in January — but a bigger selection in October.

Important sales days:

Halloween. Halloween itself isn’t a major shopping day but it’s the point at which any costumes, candy and spooky decor that didn’t sell earlier in the month will go on sale.


Things to buy:

TVs and electronics. Thanks to Black Friday and pre-Black Friday sales, which start early in the month, November is the time to buy TVs, smart home devices, tablets, computers and smart watches.

Important sales days:

Black Friday. Traditionally, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving — when people start their holiday shopping in earnest — but it’s expanded into almost a monthlong event.

Cyber Monday. On Nov. 27, Cyber Monday will offer online deals and likely replay many of the Black Friday deals from Nov. 24. This day is also known for clothing and travel deals.


Things to buy:

Toys and games. As Christmas approaches, retailers start discounting toys and games to avoid getting stuck with them after the holidays.

Important shopping days:

Super Saturday. Good news for those who haven’t finished their holiday shopping: The Saturday before Christmas and the days surrounding it are filled with last-minute deals.

New Year’s Eve. After-Christmas and New Year sales typically occur from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, at which point the cycle of looking out for upcoming sales begins all over again.

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Update 01/09/23: This story was previously published at an earlier date and has been updated with new information.

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