Very useful post on when to get great savings. I always try to hit the clearance racks at the end of the seasons to get good deals for the following year. I have found that president s day weekend is a great time to buy winter clothing for my kids on the next size up for the following winter. The stores are trying to clear out to make room for spring stuff. Last February , I walked out of the mall with $500 worth of clothes for $150 . It really does matter when you shop for certain items. Happy savings!