It’s a good day for a deal
Every little bit you can save helps when you’re working within a budget. Did you know that there are potential deals to be had every day of the week? And we don’t just mean weekly sales at your local grocery store (although paying attention to store flyers and planning your meals around what foods are on special each week is a fantastic way to watch your wallet)—we mean that some days are better than others when it comes to getting great deals on everything from cars to clothing.
- Electronics (computers, TVs, cameras and video games). Computers and televisions may be cheaper on Mondays because manufacturers apply their rebates earlier in the week. Also, big sales tend to be earlier in the week to draw in customers during days that are typically slower.
- If a dealer has a less than impressive weekend, which is when sales are usually brisk, they may be more apt to give you a good deal on Monday. Also, plan your car buying to coincide with the end of a year, quarter or month. Dealers often receive bonuses for meeting quotas at those times, so they’ll be primed and ready to move cars off the lot.
- Airline tickets. If travel is in your plans, aim to purchase your plane tickets on Tuesday. Airlines post their sales on Monday evening, and other airlines scramble to match those prices on Tuesday morning. By 3:00pm on Tuesday the best deals may be gone, but sales can last for a few more days.
- Men’s clothing. Shopping online for men’s clothing? You might get as much as 42% off on Tuesdays.
- Gas. It’s always wise to keep your ear to the ground for surprise drops in gas prices, but generally it makes sense to fill up on Wednesday or early Thursday to avoid the price hikes that often happen before the weekend.
- Children’s clothing. If you plan to do some online shopping for your kids, you can get an average of 38% off shoes and 40% off clothing on Wednesdays.
- Food. New flyers tend to hit the streets on Wednesdays, so it’s a good day to do your weekly grocery shopping. You can catch all the bargains while the shelves are still well stocked. For tips on planning your meals around in-store sales, visit Good Cheap Eats.
- Jewelry. Check for online discounts on jewelry and accessories on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Clothing. Retailers generally start to roll out weekend sales on Thursday, so it’s a good day to pop in to your favorite store when they may have the best selection of sizes and styles for you to choose from.
- Purses. You may be able to get as much as 36% off handbags online on Thursdays.
- A lot of weekend sales are already in full swing on Fridays. As mentioned above, check out clothing sales before the weekend rush.
- Books. It could be because we have visions of lazy weekends on the couch with tea and a great new read—and the booksellers know it!
- Intimates and outerwear. Online deals on Saturdays mean you could save 37% to 51% respectively.
- Major appliances. These tend not to be impulse purchases, so after a weekend of hunting for make, model, style and features, people are generally ready to buy on Sunday. Retailers will drop the prices on that day to make them look better than the competition to ensure brisk sales.
- Personal care items. Drug stores tend to have their best sales and promotions during the weekend, and fresh coupons can help make those sales even better.
Please keep in mind that these are just guidelines. If you’re on the hunt for a specific item, always check flyers, online deals and in-store promotions to make sure you’re getting the best price, no matter what day you shop. Good luck and happy bargain hunting!
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