Tag: Shopping

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