When is the Best Time to Buy?

Even though the internet has completely upended the way we shop, there are still huge deals to be had when you correctly time your purchases. Every year, the best sales seem to run in certain cycles. Check out this guide for the best time to buy everything. 


January – Winter sports gear and clothing goes on sale to make room for new spring merchandise plus it is off-season for boats. During "boat show season" you can purchase last year’s models at good prices with fewer strings attached. If you do decide to purchase a boat, let AAA Insurance make sure it is covered by a proper policy. And of course January is also the perfect time to snap up discounted holiday decor, wrapping paper, and toys from the Christmas season.  


February – This month, most online tax preparation software goes on sale at a discount. Our AAA Carolinas member discount can save you up to $20 year round on TurboTax online and desktop Federal products. AAA members can also save new H&R Block clients $25. Also look for sales on cruises, but remember, you can always book a cruise with unmatched value at AAA. 


March – You can find new luggage at a great price because it is between vacation "seasons." AAA members can save on luggage all the time at your local AAA Travel Store. Springtime gets lots of folks motivated to tackle some home improvement projects, so finding a good deal on paint is easy. Also keep in mind our 25% discount on PPG paints is available all year round.


April – Research from Consumer Reports shows that laptop and desktop computers should be for sale at their annual lowest price in April. You can snag a great deal on a computer anytime with your AAA discount. Members receive up to 35% on select HP products with free shipping and up to 30% or more off Dell systems all year long. 


May – Although there is no set period for new mattress models, May seems to be the best time to buy a new mattress. May is also the best month to purchase refrigerators and office furniture. 


June – Everyone’s forgotten their New Year’s resolutions and enjoying the warmer weather outside, so gyms are a bit more desperate for members. Similarly, if the gym is not your scene, you can buy exercise equipment for your home at a similar discount. Lucky for you, AAA members save 20% at Reebok Outlet stores all the time, so you can re-commit yourself to your fitness regimen as many times as you need to. Furniture is also on deep discount in June because stores are making room for new lines that will arrive later this summer from furniture markets. Lucky for you, you can save 10% off the retail price at Carolina Rustica all the time with your AAA membership.


July – With wedding season in full swing, newlyweds will be filling their registries with various home decor items, making July a great time to buy. Get your home decor items on discount anytime at Tanger Outlets. Make sure to stop by guest services to pick up your free VIP coupon book for up to 20% off, available only to AAA members. 


August – Summer clothing always goes on sale in August to make room for new Fall merchanside. This means it's the perfect time to stock up on sandals, tanks, dresses, shorts, skirts, and even swimwear. 


September – This month is the second “off season” for Broadway, so it’s another good time to find deals on tickets. Use your 15% or more Ticket Monster discount any time of year with your AAA membership. New cars usually come out at the end of the summer, so the previous year models will have a price cut. You can always use our Auto Buying Service for an excellent deal! The newest bicycles come out around September, which is the end of riding season. Look for discounts on last year’s models. If you purchase a new set of wheels, make sure you are properly educated on how to share the road and ride safely. 


October – This month, look for deep discounts on items like digital cameras, patio furniture, and even appliances. Last year's models will be going on sale to make room for new inventory to sell on Black Friday. 


November – Much the same as October, you can again find deals on appliances and electronics. Anything left over from Halloween like candy, decor, and costumes will be at the lowest prices of the year so stock up. 


December – When the weather is chilly and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing, it's an excellent time to look at summer and outdoor items like pools and grills.

While it's always a great idea to take advantage of the best time to buy big-ticket items, AAA offers deep discounts on various items and services year round, so you don't have to worry about finding the perfect time to buy. When you do make your purchases, big or small, make sure your investments are protected with AAA Insurance Deluxe Home Protection. Deluxe Home Protection safeguards you for issues not covered by your typical insurance. From home warranties to home security and even flood and disaster mortgage insurance, we've got you covered. If you have any insurance questions about your purchases, call us at 1-866-315-1252, or reach out to your local AAA Insurance Agent

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