Black Friday is like the Super Bowl of shopping, but it’s not the only great time to shop.
Here are the next-best days to shop some impressive sales.
1. Dec. 2: Cyber Monday sales
The Monday following Black Friday is known for great online shopping deals.
If you missed out on Black Friday, this is your next best bet. The sales are typically very similar to the Black Friday sales, and sometimes offer additional freebies.
This year, Old Navy is giving free fuzzy socks with every order during the Cyber Monday sale.
2. 2nd Monday in December: Green Monday sales
Never heard of Green Monday? It’s basically a second Cyber Monday, but closer to Christmas.
Green Monday continues to bring out a lot of holiday sales to online retailers like Walmart, Levi’s and Target. To name just a few 2017 examples:
- Walmart – Google Mini Home $29 (reg. $49),
- Levi’s – 40% off purchase with free shipping
- Target – $20 off $100 spent on accessories, home, beauty and more
3. Dec. 14: Free Shipping Day
Tons of online retailers offer free shipping on this day with an assurance that it will arrive before Christmas.
4. Dec. 26: The Day After sales
This is the day to stock up for next year’s Christmas decorations.
The Day After Christmas Sales will have great price cuts on all the leftover Christmas decorations and accessories — like 50% off.
It’s not just for seasonal decor, though — you will also be able to find steep discounts on winter apparel, clothes and video games.
Last year Kohl’s offered clearance at up to 75% off and 15% off your total purchase. Macy’s also offered lots of sales including 60% off athletic apparel.
5. One Week in January: White Sales
This is the best time of year to buy bedding — many retailers promote sales and discounts for that specific category.
In the past, Macy’s has offered 60% off bed and bath, and Kohl’s took the same discount off towels and rugs.
6. End of January: Super Bowl TV sales
If you’re looking for a new TV, I would skip Black Friday altogether and wait another few weeks for better sales surrounding the big game.
Black Friday sales usually involve off-brand, Black Friday-only TVs, whereas Super Bowl sales feature higher-quality name brands.
This past Super Bowl, Best Buy offered Sony 4K HDR TVs up to $1,500 off.
7. Mid-February: Presidents’ Day sales
Retailers like to take advantage of people’s extra day off work and get them shopping with their sales.
In the past Bed Bath & Beyond has offered up to 60% off goose down pillows and $300 rebates on select mattresses. Macy’s took 15% more off your purchase and had 60-75% off men’s business clothes.
8. Around May 27: Memorial Day sales
Memorial Day is a great weekend to find low-priced home appliances like refrigerators, stoves and more.
Places like Home Depot have offered 50% off select items during this sale weekend, and Lowe’s offered around 30% off large appliances.
Last year Lowe’s sold a Samsung Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator for $1,599, $1,050 off the regular price.
9. June 16: Father’s Day sales
This is a great time to buy hardware and outdoor gear.
Last year Cabela’s offered up to 50% off fishing equipment, outerwear, grills and more while Ace Hardware had sales on tools like $150 off a DeWalt 20-volt max four-piece cordless combo kit.
10. July: Prime Day sales
The date for Amazon Prime Day has not been picked yet for 2019 but will most likely fall mid-July like in past years. Here’s when it was the past few years:
- 2019: Started July 15th
- 2018: Started July 16th
- 2017: Started July 10th
If it follows its trend from the last few years by adding 6 hours onto the sale, it will last 42 hours.
Last year Amazon sold a Toshiba 50″ Fire Edition television for $290 (reg. $400).