Tips for Saving on Purchases Throughout the Year
ST. LOUIS, MO, Dec 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Don't worry that you may have missed the year's best deals because
you didn't buy that big screen TV on Black Friday. Or that you will
pay too much to replace your refrigerator that just went kaput.
Retailers will tell you that there are great deals throughout the
year if you know when to look.
As part of BMO Harris Bank's commitment to "Making Money Make Sense,"
and with help from the National Retail Federation*, here is a
month-by-month breakdown of historically when you may find the best
January - The first month of the year is a great time to pick up
linens and winter clothes.
February - Pining for a big screen TV to
watch the big game Watch for specials just before game day. The
first several days of the month are a great time to buy
Valentine-themed gifts such as jewelry and fragrances.
Spring and summer clothing choices are at their peak.
Fashions for spring are already beginning to be marked down.
Early in the month be sure to look for Mother's Day specials.
Nearly everything a father or recent grad could want is promoted in
June. Appliance makers are beginning to introduce their new models;
you may save some bucks if you purchase last year's model.
With summer in full swing, retailers offer plenty of sales and
August - It seems that everyone has school
supplies and 'all things college' available this month.
Retailers are beginning to clear out their summer merchandise. New
car models are rolling in and you may be able to negotiate a
favorable deal if you buy a current-year vehicle.
Although not known as a big SALE month, you may find a sweet price on
an outdoor grill as retailers are clearing out their remaining stock
to make way for holiday items.
November - Are your floors looking
shabby This may be the month to replace your carpet and flooring,
just in time for the holidays. To help with your holiday cooking,
disposable bakeware is plentiful.
December - If you've been watching
prices throughout the year, you'll know if a Black Friday or Cyber
Monday special is a great deal. This has typically been a good month
to buy winter apparel, home decor, or a computer.
"With some planning and a little bit of patience, you can find great
deals throughout the year," said Mary Brockhaus, Senior Vice
President, BMO Harris Bank. "The money that you save can be used
toward other important purchases or to build up a savings reserve for
long-term financial goals."
For more information on budgeting and saving, visit: helpful steps or
stop by your local BMO Harris branch.
About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of
personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and
approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas,
Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's
commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise,
local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and
loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member
FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank
N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American
financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base
of approximately $180 billion.
*Information has been used with permission from the National Retail
SOURCE: BMO Harris Bank
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