Whether you’re making a major purchase or a small one, you want to get the best product at the best possible price. That means shopping with a bit of strategy and knowing what times of the year various types of items are the cheapest prices. Here’s a breakdown of how you can save money in every season
In the Winter
Many shoppers mistakenly believe that the best deals of the year are to be had during the holiday season, but that’s just not true. The last week of December and January are much better times to buy many types of items, including men’s and women’s apparel, televisions and home theater equipment. January is also the cheapest time of year to buy furniture, bed linens, digital cameras and most sporting goods. Get your air conditioners, gas grills and tools before the end of March and be sure to check out the Clearance sales for boots, winter coats and winter accessories during the last few weeks of winter to stock up for the following year at the best prices.
In the Spring
When spring has sprung, it’s time to turn your attention on shopping for your home when prices tend to be at their lowest for many commonly used household items. Cookware and vacuum cleaners will be cheapest in April and May. Hit the Father’s Day sales at the beginning of June for great buys on tools. In April, you’ll be able to find great sales on athletic shoes for adults and kids, so get your new kicks during the month.
In the Summer
Summer is the slowest time of year for big discounts, so focus on having fun in the sun during the season. The best deals to be had during the warm weather months is 4th of July promotions on furniture and sales on laptops and computers for the Back to School season that starts in August.
In the Fall
There are many deals to be had when autumn weather arrives. September is the time to buy lawnmowers, and big appliances are at their cheapest during September and October. Keep an eye out for Black Friday doorbuster sales and Cyber Monday deals come November. For great buys on apparel, look for swimsuits at Labor Day Sales and Clearance Sales in September and wait to buy your jeans in October when Back to School shopping comes to an end.
No matter what the time of year, you can often get lower prices on whatever you’re shopping for by sticking with online retailers. Combining coupon codes, promo codes and special offer deals with the already low seasonal pricing can really cause the savings to add up. Always keep free shipping offers in mind when online shopping. At times, adding an extra item to your order can help you save more than the cost of the added purchase in free shipping. Combining the above buying strategies with online offers and comparison shopping before you make any purchase will help you save big all year round.