Admittedly, we are a shopping happy society. But why spend thousands when you can get by with dropping a few hundred? Learn how to shop wisely!
Before you blow a wad of money on those 1,000 thread count Egyptian cotton
sheets or spend oodles on that new china pattern, take a deep breath and think
a minute. You could be throwing away cold hard cash instead of starting a
savings account just by waiting a few months for a much wanted item.
Instead, become a shopping savvy consumer by paying attention the "best
time" to purchase items. Department stores, home improvement stores and
other shops are ready and willing to sell items to consumers at full price -
but why waste money when you can always shop the clearance section during
different times of the year?
Take heed to these monthly money-saving tips when you’re in the market to
spend your cash:
The first of the year is always an exciting time - just a few days away from
Christmas, people tend to be happy after seeing family and friends over the
holiday season and are also focused on what they want for the year ahead. It is
also a great month for bargains. So, in January, be sure to stock up on items
that you need or want for your new year:
Christmas greeting cards,
wrapping paper and other Christmas decorations are at least half off (and
many times 70 percent off) during the month of January. Grab as many items
as you can and stash them in your "Christmas" bin until December
Towels and linens are also
considered a great bargain during the month of January. Consumers can find
last season's hot picks at a fraction of the cost.
Toys are also slashed to
nothing with Christmas gone. Be proactive and purchase toys for upcoming
birthdays, or get a start on Christmas early!
Carpeting also goes on sale
during January. Again, you can find last season's hottest patterns for
anywhere from 30-70 percent off.
Department stores also make
room for new appliance models during January, so if you need a new
toaster, blender or other kitchen appliance, put cash down on last
season's models - you'll save a load.
Chinaware is also a huge
sale item in January. If china is on your list of must haves, find the
pattern you like and then wait until January to buy it.
And where would women be
without shoes? Grab your pocketbook by mid January and instead of one
pair, come home with five or six without being sick to your stomach.