Canada’s Yearly Sales Cycle

Canadian Yearly Sales Cycle.

Canada Sale Cycle

Stores have yearly sales cycles that they follow and knowing what these cycles are is one of the best ways you can save serious money on almost everything you buy.

Avoid paying full price for anything by only purchasing the following items during the month(s) that they are on sale.

Please note that this sales cycle is for all of Canada, but some locations may vary slightly with their schedules.


  • Diet Foods & Beverages
  • Weight-Loss Products
  • Cold & Flu Items
  • Holiday Clearance
  • Cold Weather Clothing
  • Organizing Supplies
  • Linens
  • Houses
  • Cameras
  • Bicycles
  • Hot Foods & Beverages
  • Stop Smoking Aids

View detailed list for January


  • Jewellery
  • Home Theater Systems
  • Valentine’s Day Items (after Valentine’s Day)
  • Chocolates & Candy (after Valentine’s Day)
  • Digital Cameras
  • Motorcycles
  • Fragrances
  • Snacks (week of Super Bowl)
  • Furniture
  • Air Conditioners
  • Video Games

View detailed list for February


  • Frozen Food
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Paper Products
  • Winter Coats
  • Sports Gear
  • Luggage
  • Boats
  • Air Conditioners
  • Barbecues

View detailed list for March


  • Winter Apparel
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Paint & Wallpaper
  • Gardening Tools
  • Rainwear
  • Cookware
  • Televisions

View detailed list for April


  • Televisions
  • Winter Wear
  • Patio Furniture (Older Models)
  • Cookware
  • Party Supplies
  • Disposable Plates, Cups & Cutlery
  • Mattresses
  • Bedding & Towels
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Bottled Water
  • Salad Dressing
  • Ice Cream

View detailed list for May


  • Hot Dogs
  • Ground Beef
  • Condiments
  • Bathing Suits
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen & Insect Repellent
  • Tools
  • Gym Memberships
  • Patio Furniture
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookware

View detailed list for June


  • Pop & Bottled Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Ground Beef
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hot Dogs
  • Condiments
  • Swimwear
  • Craft Supplies
  • Standing Fans

View detailed list for July


  • Back To School Supplies
  • Cereal
  • School Lunch Items
  • Linens
  • Swimwear
  • Laptops
  • Backpacks

View detailed list for August


  • Summer Apparel & Accessories
  • Snack Foods
  • Bed Linens, Towels & Bath Supplies
  • Large Appliances
  • Plants
  • Lawn Care Items
  • Barbecues
  • Patio Sets

View detailed list for September


  • Toys & Games
  • Cars
  • Denim
  • Thanksgiving Food Items
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Nuts

View detailed list for October



  • Toys
  • Baking Ingredients
  • Electronics
  • Christmas Items
  • Champagne
  • Vehicles
  • Tools
  • Cookware
  • Turkey
  • Aluminum Foil & Plastic Wrap
  • GPS Navigators
  • View a detailed list for December

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  1. Cassie Howard says:

    Nancy: Thank you for the sweet commet. Thank you for sharing my website with others. I’m so happy that my website has been helpful for you. 🙂

  2. cath o says:

    caught info about you on global news.Thank you so much!!

  3. Geraldine says:

    Do you have this available as a downloadable pdf? I’d like to add this in our Home Management Binder. Thanks!

    • Melanie says:

      Hi Geraldine,

      I would love to view your home management binder! Would you be able to show me some pictures? or explain what you keep in it? I am trying to get myself more organized.

      [email protected]

  4. Mrs January says:

    Geraldine: I do not, but plan to do that!

  5. Linda says:

    I have been tracking the cost of food for a good many years and have noticed a yearly sale cycle but have never taken the time to write it down. I now am and thanks to the heads up on this site I am getting better organized.
    The one thing that I have noticed is that you don’t seem to have when beef will go on sale (other than hamberger). I have found that twice a year it is on sale. It has started this past week with roast at a very good price.
    You will find beef in March & April at good prices at it is the time of the year that the caves are about to be born, and in the fall (sorry not sure what month) as the farmers don’t want to keep too many cows over the winter.
    If you have a freezer it is a great time to stock pill as beef will keep for 1 year in a deep freezer, or 2 months in the refrigerator freezer.
    Cassey; thanks for all you do for all of use out here.

  6. heather says:

    do you happen to know what are the best months for purchasing laptops?

  7. Cassie Howard says:

    heather: august, september and december.

  8. Mary says:

    Hi Cassie: I am new to couponing. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time to make it more convenient and easy for me to do. It can be a little overwhelming when you are just starting out, but your instructions on how to coupon and where to go to get coupons, etc., takes the stress right out of couponing for me.

  9. Melanie says:

    Haha, I love how in January the stop smoking aids go on sale…for everyons “new years resolutions”.

    Thanks for the list!! I am going to be starting my own very soon (your idea) of the things I buy and what the best price/sale days are.

    I loveeee your site 🙂

  10. Lisa says:

    This is totally awesome! I’ve seen other pages, but they haven’t been as detailed as this – thank you so much!

    Regardless of whether its the “right month” to buy something, I have applied the rule of The Budget Fashionista ( – if the item isn’t at least 30% off, it really isn’t a sale. Especially when it comes to buying any new clothes!

  11. richard favier says:

    enquiring when to buy car air conditioner for next summer thanks please reply…

  12. rosie says:

    Just wondering if you know when the best time is to buy kitchen counter tops?

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