An in-depth look at the best times to save this summer
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.
some more info on the best times to buy,
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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