In some areas it feels like winter will never come to a close. Fortunately, the light is at the end of the tunnel and before you know it we’ll be heading into spring.
If you’ve been looking for creative ways to save yourself some money one of the easiest solutions is to always shop off season.
At the end of every season stores are looking to unload all of their leftover merchandise. In addition, after holidays pass all the themed items quickly get marked down. This means you should make a list of all the things you’re going to need for next year and shop now.
We’ve covered the items you should purchase in the fall. Here are four types of items to consider purchasing at the close of winter.
You might not purchase new winter gear for yourself each year but if you have children this is a hard thing to avoid.
Winter coats, snow boots, hats, and gloves are now being marked up to ninety percent off as retailers roll out their spring merchandise. Browse the clearance racks for next year’s winter coat for each of your children at a rock bottom price.
If you think you can accurately guess their shoe size for next year buying winter boots is another great way to save a significant amount of money.
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Retailers know this and stock up on all the latest workout equipment, clothes, and gear at the beginning of the year.
By the end of January most people have completely forgotten about their resolutions and the stores that remained overstocked start slashing prices.
In addition, many people replace their old workout gear at the start of January and need to get rid of their old inventory. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing a lot of workout related equipment for sale on Craigslist.
Perfume and cologne are two common Valentine’s gifts. You probably noticed dozens of new gift sets containing these items hit the stores mid-January.
Prior to V Day these items had a hefty markup. Now Valentine’s Day is over and retailers need to get rid of their holiday themed merchandise. You can score good deals on perfume, cologne, jewelry, and even candy.
And if you have kids you can purchase them a gift for next year for pennies on the dollar.
Retailers are starting to stock their shelves with new electronics that debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Last year’s models need moved out to make room for all the latest gadgets. Look for deals on TV’s, tablets, GPS units, and even computers.
By strategically shopping you can save yourself a ton of money and be prepared for the seasons to come.
What do you buy in February?