Buying a large appliance is no small thing! It'll be a part of your life for years, and it'll cost a pretty penny. Thankfully, there are certain times of year when you can pick up new, brand-name appliances on the cheap.
For traditional appliances—think dishwashers, laundry machines, and stoves—manufacturers tend to roll out new models in September and October. This creates a surplus of less-than-a-year-old appliances they need to clear out, giving you a huge opportunity to save. The one exception is refrigerators: new models tend to be released before summer, so check for refrigerator deals in May and June.
Any time a three-day weekend pops up, retailers are eager to take advantage of the extra day off. This is especially true for large purchases like appliances that require a little more research. Pay special attention during Fourth of July, Memorial Day, President's Day, and Labor Day weekends.
These nationwide shopping holidays need no introduction, but there is an aspect to them that some shoppers might not be aware of: they start early and end late. Like, really early and late. Start checking for Black Friday appliance deals the month leading up to Black Friday, and continue checking for Cyber Monday deals for about a week after the holiday itself.