Shopping Guide: The Best Days of the Week to Buy The Things You Love
“Timing is everything.” ~ Tommy Shaw
We’ve all seen this famous quote countless times, but did you know that it applies to your shopping habits? Some items are cheaper on certain days of the week, and timing your purchases can make a big difference when it comes to finding the best deals on buying the things you love.
What days and what deals? See below for the cheat-sheet – a day-by-day guide for what to buy for the biggest discounts. And remember to use your TruCash card to earn rewards every time you shop. Simply shop at your favourite brands to earn points that convert to cash, directly on your card!
- Cars: Most car dealerships see their busiest times on the weekend, which means that, on Monday, it’s usually dead quiet. Use this to your advantage and negotiate a good deal.
- Dress Pants: Get an average of 48 percent off dress pants on Mondays.
- Electronics: Many of the big electronics retailers such as Best Buy offer manufacturer rebates on Mondays. Get rid of that “case of the Mondays” and get great deals on TVs, cameras, video games, computers, and more
- Sunglasses: Pair your fresh new pants with a cool set of sunglasses at 55 percent off.
- A House: Seriously. The first Tuesday of the month is the best day to make an offer on a home. Why? Many home sellers will examine their listing at the beginning of the month, and this is especially true after a weekend. If action was slow last month they may consider lowering the price and will be more willing to negotiate.
- Airline Tickets (International): Book your next vacation/flight on Tuesday afternoon and save big. If you’re a little bit late to the party don’t worry too much–deals may be available until Thursday.
- Laptop & Desktop Computers (Online): If you’re looking to get the best deals from computer retailers such as HP or Dell, Tuesday is always the day. Apple? Not so much.
Men’s Clothing: 42 percent average discount online.
- Movie Tickets: Go to the movie theatre and check out the newest blockbuster on a Tuesday if you want to save.
- Train Tickets: ViaRail typically offers discounted deals on Tuesdays, so if you’ve been longing for that romantic train ride–or you need to visit out-of-town relatives–Tuesday is the day.
- Airline Tickets (Domestic): Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly domestically.
- Children’s Clothing: an average of 40 percent discount on children’s clothing
- Children’s Shoes: 38 percent average discount on children’s shoes
- Gas: Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to buy gas for your car as it is the farthest away from the hike in weekend gas prices.
- Groceries: Weekly sales go out on Wednesdays, so avoid shopping at the beginning of the week unless absolutely necessary. Coupon deals also usually come out on Wednesdays, too. Sunday are also another good day to buy groceries (see below).
- Jewelry: Midweek is the best day to buy that special someone that special something, both online and in-store. Keep your eyes open for special incentives and coupons as retailers try to get ahead of their weekly targets.
- Clothes: Many retailers start rolling out their weekend sales on Thursday.
- Gas: Grab gas in the a.m. to take advantage of the Wednesday prices.
- Handbags: An average discount of 36% online.
- Shoes: Most in-store coupons come out on Thursday for weekend shopping. Wait until then to save money on your footwear.
- Accessories (e.g., Jewelry, Belts, Scarves): Average discount of 42 percent
- Books and eBooks: Amazon.com offers discounts on books and e-books on Saturdays.
- Garage/Yard Sales (Late Saturday): If you wait and go to a yard sale later on Saturday afternoon, you will have a better chance of finding a bargain or negotiating a better price, as the owners are looking to close up shop and get rid of everything.
- Major Appliances: Big box stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot can offers Sunday sales on items like refrigerators, washing machines, or other appliances.
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