We are starting a series of blog posts about shopping strategies that save you money. Up first, when to shop for what! In a time where Christmas Sales might be happening in November, Easter Eggs are on the shelves in January and you are seeing back-to-school backpacks ads in July it’s important to be aware of when to shop for what. Use our US Sale Dates monthly cheat sheet to save money on the items you need.
Shopping for US sales can be easy with your personal US mailing address in combination with your very own US Unlocked US debit card. However, fully benefiting from your supercharged buying power should involve money-saving shopping strategies. Our US clearance sales dates cheat sheet can be a part of that!
US Sales Dates
Please note all dates up until 17 March St. Patrick’s Day are for 2017, the other dates apply to this year, 2016.
January Important Sales Dates
1 January: New Years Day
16 January: Martin Luther King Day
What to buy: Winter apparel on clearance and fitness gear. Many people make New Year’s resolutions that revolve around fitness so you will see a lot of fitness gear on sale in January.
February Important Sales Dates
14 February: Valentine’s Day
20 February: President’s Day
What to buy: More winter apparel, but also camera equipment and TVs. Americans love to watch the Super Bowl so TVs are a big deal in February in preparation for watching this popular sports event. Make sure you check for deals on smaller electronics around President’s Day. February and March are known as months when new gadgets come out so retailers are looking to create virtual shelf space. If you are looking for something to celebrate Valentine’s Day, be sure to check Victoria’s Secret, they have great deals in early February!
March Important Sales Dates
17 March: St. Patrick’s Day
27-28 March: Easter
What to buy: As the winter sports season come to a close you will find some great deals on winter sports gear and luggage. If you are dreaming of durable TUMI luggage and that perfect snowboard, now is the time to shop!
April Important Sales Dates
18 April: Tax Day
What to buy: April is a great month for beauty products, as the spring make up lines are coming out this month. Make sure to check popular couponing sites; retailmenot.com and the thekrazycouponlady.com are a great resource!
May Important Sales Dates
8 May: Mother’s Day
15 May: Memorial Day
What to buy: As Americans get ready for the summer season, be on the look out for spring clothing sales and camping gear. During Memorial Day weekend you will see discount upon discount on these items. Many retailers also offer free shipping to your US mailing address in Oregon. Because you are shipping to Oregon, the 0% sales tax state, you are also saving up to 10% in US sales tax!
June Important Sales Dates
19 June: Father’s Day
What to buy: Get ready to celebrate Father’s Day halfway through the year. Focus on men’s fashion and neckties as a traditional gift. Also another good time for gadgets.
July Important Sales Dates
4 July: Independence Day
What to buy: Believe it or not, the back to school sales start in July. This means great deals on a variety of items, ranging from practical apparel, to package deals for dorm rooms (think cute bedding and décor) and (small) electronics and paper goods.
August Important Sales Dates
Variable back to School Sales
What to buy: More office and school supplies with a focus on computers. Best Buy has a lot of back to school computer sales that you want to be aware off!
September Important Sales Dates
5 September: Labor Day
What to buy: As the outdoor season winds to a close many outdoor and patio items are on sale. Grills and older model appliances as retailers are looking to clear out inventory. Pay attention to specific Labor Day sales.
October Important Sales Dates
10 October: Columbus Day
31 October: Halloween
What to buy: Holiday related items are starting to hit the shelves and you might find some on clearance if you know where to look. Check in the clearance ‘isles’ on Crate & Barrel for some great deals on holiday items. If you celebrate Halloween or just like fancy dress now is the time to shop, or if you can hold out, right after Halloween. At the end of October, start making your Black Friday shopping list!
November Important Sales Dates
11 November: Veteran’s Day
24 November: Thanksgiving Day
25 November: Black Friday
28 November: Cyber Monday
What to buy: Black Friday! That’s what November is all about if you are talking about finding great deals. Many of our customer’s most popular retailers, such as Amazon, have deals and coupons leading up to the main event, Black Friday. Research is key and Google is your friend. Cyber Monday is known as the day many shops for electronics but remember some prices dip even further if you can wait till the end of December, right after the holidays!
Please note: if you are purchasing items for the Christmas Holiday act quickly in order to get your products to your US mailing address at OPAS, in time for us to ship to you!
December Important Sales Dates
24-26 December: Christmas
31 December: New Year’s Eve
What to buy:
December is what we like to call free for all month! Merchants are trying to move products in the last crazy weeks before Christmas, and right after Christmas, they knock down prices on things they didn’t sell.
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