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Savings.com presents 2013 Guide to the Best Times to Buy Holiday Gifts

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 3:00AM Thursday October 3, 2013
under InfographicsStaff

It's that time of year again when many of us start to think about the holidays. But more-so, the gifts that we need to purchase for our loved ones. Do we stand in line on Black Friday or stay up until 12am on Cyber Monday?

Don't we all wish we had the magic wand to predict the best times to buy certain gifts. Well, I don't have a magic wand to give you, but I have something very close to it. We know how important it is for you, our readers, to get the best deal on your purchase. So we analyzed more than 1.5 million deals from over 25,000 retailers to provide a comprehensive calender that will reveal the best times to buy gifts this holiday season.

For years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday were in the spotlight as the day to make all your big purchases. But with our calendar, you'll see that they're not the only days that should be on your shopping radar. We have the best days to buy almost anything for this holiday! Read More »

An in-depth look at the best times to save this summer

By (view all posts by Allegra.Ringo)
at 1:00PM Tuesday June 25, 2013
under InfographicsStaff

Summer vacation possibilities are endless...sort of. There's plenty of nice weather and (ideally) free time, but summer activities can get pricey- that is, if you don't know how to plan for them.

To help you out, we've pored over a ton of data collected from our site to come up with the the definitive best times to buy various items. Read More »

Your Summer Savings Guide

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 12:00PM Friday June 7, 2013
under InfographicsStaff

Summer vacation possibilities are endless...sort of. There's plenty of nice weather and (ideally) free time, but summer activities can get pricey- that is, if you don't know how to plan for them.

To help you out, we've pored over a ton of data collected from our site to come up with the the definitive best times to buy various items. Read More »

Introducing HolidApril: Get a jump on your holiday shopping!

By (view all posts by Seth.Barnes)
at 12:01AM Monday April 1, 2013
under InfographicsStaff

April is the cruelest month. But there's no reason it can't be the jolliest! One consistent piece of feedback we've been gotten from our audience is that the holiday shopping season is WAY too short. Why confine such a festive and relaxing occasion to just one month a year? Our Savings Scientists looked into the matter and the bubbling solution they concocted in our state-of-the-art Deal Lab is finally ready for public consumption. We're proud to present HolidApril!

So get your bells on, spike up a big batch of eggnog, unsheathe your credit card, and get ready to sing some Fa La Las. Because we're going to teach you about the 268 days of Christmas. You're welcome. Read More »

Infographic: Best times to buy holiday gifts

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 2:29AM Tuesday November 13, 2012
under InfographicsStaff

The holidays are fast approaching and shopping is a huge part of it.  Not only do retailers make it more enticing to shop during the holidays but because Christmas, Hanukkah and other celebrations are lined up back to back, you really feel like you have no other choice (unless you did some early shopping which most people don't).

With Black Friday just around the corner, you get the feeling that the best deals only occur in that small time frame, but in actuality you're not doomed if you don't score anything that day.

In order to be an educated shopper, you want to know when to buy certain items to get the most bang for your buck and when not to.  From clothing to toys, we'll show you when and when not to spend your hard earned dollars. Read More »

Infographic: Then Vs. Now What You'll Pay More For At Checkout

By (view all posts by ashleywade)
at 10:27AM Thursday March 1, 2012
under InfographicsStaff

A show of hands, please:  How many of you have left the grocery store lately, looking at the receipt and wondering how your total managed to be so high?

Prices continue to rise, and as a result, consumers are paying more and getting less at the checkout. Read More »

Infographic: The Shrinking Cost of Mobile

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 7:54AM Tuesday December 20, 2011
under InfographicsStaff

A show of hands, please:  how many of you are giving yourself the gift of a shiny new iPhone 4S this holiday?  Or perhaps a Motorola DROID 3 or Razr or Bionic, Galaxy Nexus or HTC Rezound? 

Cellphone technology keeps offering gadgets that consistently up the ante for mobile communications.  Remember that scene in Wall Street where Gordon Gekko calls his protege Bud while watching the sun set on the beach?  Back then that was supposed to represent how Gekko's milliions enabled him to indulge in the very latest in technology.  Today, it's a stark reminder of how far mobile has come from the days that only the very rich could afford to talk into a device the size of Shaquille O'Neal's high tops... Read More »

Infographic: Top Hidden Costs of the Holiday Season

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 10:58AM Tuesday November 22, 2011
under InfographicsStaff

In a matter of days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here to the delight of savvy shoppers looking to score great deals for holiday gift-giving.  But while you're bargain hunting this holiday season, don't let your budget be done in by some sneaky hidden costs reaching in to pick your pocket. Read More »

Infographic: 25 Ways to Save Money

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 6:57AM Monday October 10, 2011
under InfographicsStaff

There are only days to go until our third annual Save Up event, where over 40 of the nation's savviest savers will come together to share ideas on the best ways to help others make smart spending choices and live well for less.  With the help of these DealPros, we continue on our mission to save America $1 billion. 

In case you haven't yet taken our Savings Pledge, we've collected a list of 25 money saving tips from a dozen or so of our DealPros to help you on your journey to save money on the things you need so that you can afford the things you want.  Their advice covers ways to save around the home, eating out, transportation, shopping and health and fitness. 

Need more tips?  Click on the links to visit each of the DealPros' websites for more great ways to save money! Read More »

Infographic: Gearing Up for 2011 Back to School Shopping

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 7:58AM Wednesday August 3, 2011
under Spotlight Deals

It is estimated that back-to-school spending will cost an average of $600-800 per student this year. Fortunately we're taking the sting out of school supply shopping with a one-stop source for the best Back-to-School deals. With gas prices continuing to rise and time running out before the fall semester starts, Savings.com offers the quickest and easiest way to save money on back-to-school needs. Read More »

Infographic: Summer Gas Prices No Impediment to Vacation Travel

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 7:58AM Tuesday June 14, 2011
under InfographicsStaff

Image by Ed Coyle Photography via Flickr

Although Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, Tuesday June 21st is the date of the actual summer solstice.  And with a three month stretch of warm weather, families everywhere are doing what families traditionally do come June, July and August:  Go on vacation.

Although we're still in recovery mode with a struggling economy, rising gas prices and employment uncertainty, that hasn't put a damper on the overwhelming majority of summer vacation plans.  Over 80 percent of those polled stated that neither poor MPG, lost luggage or grope-y TSA agents could prevent them from reaching their vacation destination.

Okay, they didn't specifically say THAT--but you get the picture... Read More »

Infographic: Anatomy of a Super Saver

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 6:57AM Monday March 7, 2011
under InfographicsStaff

The desire to save money isn't a new fad--it's been with us for ages.  Back in your grandma's or great grandma's time, it probably meant saving tinfoil during the recession.  For your mom, it was all about the double coupons at the local Kroger or Giant Food.  Today's savvy saver is all about scoring a super hot deal via Groupon or 20% off and free shipping for a favorite online retailer via deal sites like Savings.com.

For some of us, saving money is an occasional occupation, for others it's a habitual hobby. 

And then there are those for whom bargain hunting is taken to a whole other level.  I give you the Super Saver. Read More »