August Shopping Guides: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

August is an excellent time to shop, thanks to its many tax free days, back-to-school sales, and events to close out the summer season. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of all the things you should look for this month — plus the items to get later. The 10 Best Things to Buy in August Tax Free Items While a few states host tax holidays at the end of July, most of these shopping events occur in August. Whether you have kids or not, these tax free weekends (or weeks!) are a great opportunity to stock up on […]

Amazon Announces Star-Studded Deals for Prime Day

Less than two weeks ago, (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced the dates and some details about its fifth annual Prime Day sale, which will run 48 hours this year beginning at 12 a.m. PDT on Monday, July 15. The event, which is accessible to Prime subscribers (or those on a trial membership), was originally billed as Black Friday in July. It first appeared in 2015 to celebrate the e-tailer’s 20th anniversary but has since become the biggest event of the year for Amazon, surpassing the sales it generates on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amazon has pulled the curtain back further to reveal some […]

Black Friday in July 2019 Sales & Deals

Amazon Prime Day is going to launch soon. But, Prime Day isn’t your only option for midsummer savings. We have Black Friday in July. Have you ever thought about shopping Black Friday in the middle of the year? Here it is. Read on to know more about this midyear saving event. What is Black Friday in July? Started initially in response to Amazon’s Prime day, some retailers are offering sales of their own to compete, and it has gone mainstream and getting bigger now. So, if you can’t wait till the real Black Friday, enjoy Black Friday in July. When […]

July Shopping Guides: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

July comes with a ton of shopping holidays. Whether it’s Independence Day, Prime Day, or even 7-11 Day, there’s a lot to get excited about! But savvy shoppers know that not everything will be worth buying this month. Read on to see where to shop for the best summer clothing, video games, and freebies in July. 10 Things to Buy in July Free Slurpees on 7-11 Day Every year on July 11, 7-11 stores all over the country celebrate by giving away a free 12-oz. Slurpee. This freebie is only good while supplies last, though, so be sure to get there early! […]

Shopping Guides: What to Buy Every Month in 2019

Most shoppers know that holidays bring on tons of sales, whether it’s mattresses for Presidents’ Day or clothes for Memorial Day. But savvy consumers know that savings can be had at any time — as long as you know what to buy when. You can get great deals on different products every month, even if that means searching for spring clothing in summer or buying grills in the fall. Check out our cheat sheets for shopping every month of the year. January Shopping Guides It’ll probably come as no surprise that January is an excellent time to look for gym memberships. But the first […]

June Shopping Guides: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

While some consider Memorial Day to be the start of summer, June is when the hottest season of the year officially kicks off. This month is filled with reasons to celebrate, from delicious food holidays to Father’s Day. To help keep your budget intact, we’re offering a guide to the best things to buy in June, as well as the items to get later. 13 Best Things to Buy in June Independence Day Flights Airfare app Hopper recommends booking flights for major holidays between four and eight weeks in advance. So if you book airfare for your Independence Day vacation no later than June 6, you’ll […]

May Shopping Guides: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

May is a big month for holidays, bringing Star Wars Day, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day over the course of a few weeks. With those celebrations come a ton of savings, but don’t expect brag-worthy deals on most summer items. Read on for all the great offers you should look for this month. 8 Things to Buy in May Star Wars Stuff on May 4 Star Wars Day happens on May 4 — as in “May the Fourth Be With You” — and it’s a good day to shop deals on merch from the franchise. Plus, with the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land opening […]

April Shopping Guides: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring excellent sales! There’s something for everyone, whether you’re hunting for spring clothing or clearance Easter items. And don’t forget about Tax Day and Earth Day freebies! Below, you can check out all the best buys of April, as well as the stuff you should avoid. 10 Things to Buy in April Beer for National Beer Day National Beer Day is April 7, which is the perfect excuse to buy a six-pack of your favorite brew, or swing by a local brewery. Want the beer to come to you? Adopt a Pet […]

March Shopping Guides: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

March isn’t known for its big shopping events, so we find that retailers will use any excuse to host a sale during the month and bring in customers. St. Patrick’s Day is a given, but March is National Frozen Food Month, too, and that can yield its own deals worth checking out. And don’t forget about post-Valentine’s Day chocolate deals and seasonal clearance sales! Additionally, Mardi Gras 2019 falls on March 5, offering a good chance to plan a fun getaway. We also expect luggage to go on sale, making this month a good time to shop travel in general. Read on to discover all […]

February Shopping Guides: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

February brings with it a lot of expenses thanks to Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl. But big social events can also mean big sales! Add in Presidents’ Day deals, and February can be a great month for shoppers. Check out our list of the best and worst things to buy this month, then see how you can save the rest of the year. 6 Things to Buy in February Valentine’s Day Gifts Some stores kicked off their Valentine’s Day sales as far back as the second week of January, but last-minute shoppers can still find Valentine’s Day deals. If you’re shopping for jewelry, you’ll […]