Everyone likes to save money. Some save it in an account; others save it under the mattress. But, you can save money while actually spending money! Sounds a bit counter-intuitive right? Well, we here at the Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce would like to show you this wonderful way of saving money. If you have just a little patience, you can save hundreds and possibly thousands every year. So, shall we start saving some money?
the secret to saving money while shopping is not clipping a whole bunch of coupons. No, the secret is to have patience, and by items at the end of each season. Then, if you insist, clip those coupons and save even more money!
Best Things to Wait Until Spring to Buy
Home Gym Equipment-With more people doing their workouts outside, due to warmer weather, manufacturers are eager to get rid of excess inventory.
Boats-It’s offseason for boats and manufacturers want this big-ticket item off the books.
Cruises-Prices fall dramatically between January and March.
Ski & Snowboarding Equipment-The perfect time to grab some skis or boards for your Mardi Gras ski trip!
Don’t buy spring fashion, furniture or new cars.
Wait Until Summer and Save Big
Large Appliances-Manufacturers are preparing for gear up in the fall.
School Supplies, TV’s and Electronics-Prices drop in preparation for markups for Fall and Christmas.
Automobiles-With new models soon debuting in the fall, you could save 15 percent or more.
Don’t buy suits and accessories, as summer weddings are popular.
Prices on These Items Will Fall in the Fall
Patio Furniture-As the temperature cools, so do the prices.
Lawn Mowers-The grass is no longer growing and neither are the prices.
Grills-BBQ season is year-round for many of us in Acadia, but for major retailers it is not, and markups will be there.
Try to get your Christmas shopping done because the markups and crowds are coming to town.
Winter Wonderland of Price Cuts
Most of the things that you would buy in the Winter, should probably wait until after Christmas. After Christmas, they are generally steep, steep, markdowns, as manufacturers race to get products off their books, in preparation for the following year’s taxes.
Sports Equipment-Home gyms are out, gym memberships are in.
New Cars-The last week features the years best pricing on vehicles.
Clothing-You could see mark-downs as much as 70-80 percent.
Here at the Acadia Parish Chamber, we hope that these shopping tips will keep you shopping-but more importantly saving-throughout the year!
This post is part of our Buy Local series. If you would like to see more posts in the series, either click the Buy Local category near the top of this page or look for posts that have the same Featured Image!