The best time of year to buy anything in Canada

The Best Time of Year to Buy Anything in Canada

You might have been wondering when the best time of year to buy a particular item you’ve had your eye on might be. Did you know that Canada has a yearly sale cycle? As in, every retail and department store will have specific items on sale each month of the year. Yes, Superstore, Walmart, Sport Chek, Best Buy and even local small businesses will all have sales to clear out stock.

For example, you can find rock bottom prices on Christmas decorations in January and cheap Summer clothes in September. Here’s how you can get the biggest bargain on what you need all year long:


  • Christmas Items (candy, decorations, wrapping paper…etc.)
  • Toys (those on clearance from Christmas)
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Dieting products (food and programs like Weight Watchers)
  • Athletic shoes
  • Gym memberships
  • Bedding, Towels (also known as a White-Sale)
  • Computers/tablets
  • Tax software
  • Vehicles
  • Small appliances
  • Houses
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats
  • Organization products
  • Winter clothes (outerwear, boots, sweaters)


  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Cameras
  • TV’s (before the Super bowl)
  • Valentine’s Day items (after valentine’s day: candy, decorations…etc.)
  • Rugs
  • Housewares


  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Paper Products (paper towel, facial tissue, toilet paper)
  • Luggage
  • Spring clothes


  • Vacuums
  • Paint
  • Winter clothes (now on clearance)
  • Winter Boots
  • Easter Items (candy, decorations..etc)
  • Cookware
  • Tires
  • Ham

May:The Best time of year to buy anything in Canada

  • Bedding, Towels (White-Sale)
  • Ice Cream, salad dressing, bottled water
  • Cleaning items


  • BBQ Items (Hot dogs, condiments, paper plates…etc.)
  • BBQ’s
  • Sunscreen/insect repellent
  • Tools (for Father’s day)


  • Air Conditioners/fans
  • BBQ Items
  • Craft items
  • Party Supplies
  • Sunscreen/Insect repellent


  • School Supplies
  • Patio Furniture
  • Snack foods (for back-to-school)
  • Bathing Suits (now on clearance)
  • Outdoor Toys
  • Summer clothing
  • Pool supplies (air mattresses, pool noodles…etc.)


  • Summer clothes (now on clearance)
  • Gardening items (bulbs, shrubs, trees)
  • Bicycles
  • Large Appliances
  • Snack foods (for back-to-school)


  • Turkey
  • Fishing supplies (now on clearance)
  • Lawn mowers (now on clearance)
  • Baking Supplies


  • Heaters
  • Baking supplies
  • Halloween candy (now on clearance)
  • Blankets
  • Pie ingredients (crusts, fillings)
  • Turkey
  • Winter clothes


  • Everything for Christmas dinner
  • Toys
  • Tools
  • Electronics
  • Carpeting & Flooring

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