Smart Shoppers Cheat Sheet



When to Shop Cheat Sheet

With summer coming to an end, there are things that you need, but did you know there are better days to go shopping? Read on for the ultimate cheat sheet for your weekly shopping. Each weekday brings deals and savings. Check out these insider tips to save you more money on the things that you need.

Sunday: Large household appliances

Home improvement stores, like Lowe’s and Home Depot, tend to mark down their large appliances on Sundays.

Monday: Cars and electronics

Car dealerships are busiest over the weekend, and the comparative quiet of a Monday will put you in an excellent position to negotiate a better price on a new car. Stop by Box Elder Credit Union to ask about our auto loans before you start shopping, it will save you a significant amount of interest which means lower payments!

You’ll also want to shop for electronics on Monday. Stores like Best Buy offer exclusive manufacturer rebates each Monday, which can lower the price of a product.

Tuesdays: Houses, airline travel and more

Tuesdays are the best weekday for making an offer on the house, particularly the first Tuesday of the month. Many home sellers check the activity on their house from the previous month and are more open to accepting an offer that is below their asking price.

If you’re looking to fly, book your flight on a Tuesday morning. According to data analyses performed by Skyscanner, airlines markdown flight prices by 15-25 percent late Monday evening. By Tuesday morning, competing airlines will offer a matching or lower price, giving you the best selection of affordable flights.

For a terrific way to end your Tuesday, see a movie. Tickets to the latest blockbusters are many times offered at a discount during the mid-week slump.

Wednesdays: Groceries, discounted apparel and fuel

The best time to shop for groceries is on Wednesday. Most supermarkets roll out their new sale events on this day, rearrange aisle end-caps and set out a fresh display of produce. They’ll also slap discounts on perishable products that are leftover from the beginning of the week but are still days away from their sell-by dates. Shop early for the best pickings.

Hit TJ Maxx and Marshalls on Wednesday morning, because this is when these stores post their new markdowns.

Fill ‘er up on Wednesday! Weekly gas hikes will take effect over the weekend, often as early as Thursday morning.

Thursday: Clothing, shoes, and handbags

Get first dibs on weekend clothing sales at big-name stores late on Thursday. Shop for matching footwear with in-store coupons, which also debut on Thursday. Then, complete your new look with a new handbag, which sees online discounts each Thursday.

Friday: Accessories

Online accessories, like costume jewelry, belts, and scarves, see an average discount of 42 % on Fridays.

Saturday: Yard sale treasures

Saturdays are a prime time to pick up treasures at neighborhood yard sales. You’ll score the hottest deals later in the day when the owners are itching to get rid of their wares.


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