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Ask Jean: Deals by the Month

Posted by Jean

I was wondering if you have a list by month of the deals that are generally available. It would be nice to have a list of the full year at once so that I know whether I should buy an item now or wait because it will be cheaper later.

— Peggy

Peggy, it sounds like you’ve been reading our Frugal Friday posts — at the beginning of every month, we list the best things to buy over the next few weeks. In my experience, the items generally don’t change a great deal year-to-year, so that’s a good reference. But we started that series mid-year, so it isn’t complete. I reached out to my friends at dealnews to see if they could give us some general guidelines about the best things to buy each month, and here’s what they came up with:

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