Tag: Shopping

Money Saving Tips

Don’t let the cost of shopping scare you during the Halloween season. There will be plenty of deals on these product categories in October.

Outdoor Furniture – People generally spend less time outdoors when the temperature drops. Expect deals on patio furniture and outdoor living products when summer ends.

Jeans – Fall inventory arrives in stores in August and September, but you will pay top dollar unless you wait a few weeks.  October is a great time to buy a new pair of jeans.

Candy –  As the month gets closer to Halloween, your chances improve to snag a discounted bag of candy for trick-or-treaters.

Mark your calendar: Columbus Day is October 12 & Halloween is October 31.

Freebie day:  National Taco Day is October 4.

By: Brenda Langdon

Money Saving Tips

Brenda Langdon Family Resource Management Agent

With deals on items as varied as mattresses and back to school supplies, September is a surprising month for good buys.

Mattresses – Year after year, September is the time for mattress sales. Expect these from department stores and mattress centers usually as a part of Labor Day sales.  Keep in mind that this year COVID-19 may have an effect on mattress sales.

iPhones – Apple has been known to announce its new iPhones in September. Usually the unveiling is followed by a drop in prices on the current phones in anticipation of the new models.  This year with COVID-19, this may not be the case. Be watching for the new Apple Watch in September and the iPhone 12 in October.

Appliances  Expect a series of blowout deals in the week leading up to Labor Day, including promotions on appliances big and small.

Mark your calendar: Labor Day is September 7.

Freebie day:  National Coffee Day is Sept. 29.

Upcoming expense to consider and budget for:

Last minute cookouts, car maintenance, wardrobe refresh, labor day getaway, Christmas, back to school supplies, new clothes for the kids, sports or activity fees, lunch money, vaccinations.

By: Brenda Langdon

Money Saving Tips for August

Looking for a great sale?  Here is a list of the best products to buy in August plus the national days where you can score free items.

Close out summer by buying summer products — look for end-of-season clearance sales.

Back-to-school supplies – The start of school marks the need to buy small items such as pencils and expensive ones like laptops. Generally, the closer to the start of the school year you buy, the better your chances of getting a good price.

Outdoor products. Look for end of summer sales with a big deal on lawn mowers and other seasonal outdoor equipment.

Swimsuits. There may not be many swimming days left by the time August rolls around, but that’s exactly why stores will have swimsuit clearance sales. Buy swimsuits for your family now for next year.

Mark your calendar: The first day of school is usually in August.

Freebie day:  National Waffle Day is Aug. 24.

By: Brenda Langdon

How to Save Money in July 2020

Looking for a great sale?  Let’s look at how to save money and plan your shopping from month to month in 2020.  Here is a list of the best products to buy in July plus holidays where you might find an extra sale and a bonus including the national days where you can score free items!

The temperature usually rises in July, but the prices of certain items drop. Consider buying these:

  • Apparel – If you don’t want to wait for end-of-summer sales, buy clothes now. You’ll likely find a better price than you would have at the start of the season.
  • Patriotic items – Retailers like a reason to celebrate. In the days leading up to the Fourth of July, there’s usually an abundance of sales on red, white and blue products (and items that are all three colors), as well as on sporting goods, jewelry and furniture.
  • Personal electronics – Black Friday is a big deal day that falls in November, but many retailers have added Black Friday in July sales. You can typically expect discounts in nearly every product category.  Amazons summer Prime Day sale has traditionally been carried out in mid-July, however, the coronavirus pandemic might cause a delay considering that Amazon hasn’t advertised the event as it has in the past.  If they do have the event, continue to watch as there may be short notice in advertising.

Mark your calendar: The Fourth of July is … July 4.

Freebie day: National Ice Cream Day is July 19, and National Lipstick Day is July 29.

By: Brenda Langdon