Timing your purchases can help you snag a great deal and save a ton of cash. Each month of the year certain items go on sale. For example, if you’re in the market for an air conditioner, February is the best time to buy it. During the winter months, an air conditioner is probably not on your mind, but you’re likely to get a deal now, when sellers are trying to move inventory because customers aren’t clamoring to buy. February is also a good time to buy a television. New television models arrive in the spring, so in January and February sellers try to clear out older models.