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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.
To figure out that data, we looked at two categories: actual savings and potential savings.

Actual savings means the amount of money saved by our users every day in May 2012 through August 2012 .

Potential savings means the availability of sales/discounts every day in May 2012 through August 2012.

Here's some more info on the best times to buy, and why:

Beach: If you're looking to buy beach towels and sand toys, you'll find the greatest number of deals in early July, with typically 200 beach-related deals at the beginning of the month. While summer starts off with the greatest amount of beach deals, we recommend waiting until mid-August: that's when average savings go from 58% to 63%, probably because stores are clearing out inventory for the fall.

Camping: Outdoorsy types will want to do their shopping for camping gear in very late June. Last June 30th yielded the most camp-related deals on our site: almost 500 active deals. In contrast to beach-related deals, the quality of deals doesn't change much over the summer, so no need to wait until later for bigger savings-- in fact, there are fewer as the months go by.

Home: While late May was the best time to buy stuff for the home - which includes summery items like lawn chairs, but also "year-round" items like appliances- fear not: mid-July is a close second. In late May, our users saved an average of 30% on their home goods purchase and had an average of 650 to choose from; in mid-July, that average slides to 25% with 450 deals available.  So keep mid-July in mind if you have home purchases coming up this summer.

Check out our handy infographic below for more tips and tricks on how to save this summer!

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 (Source: Savings.com)


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