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March 14th, 2014 at 9:55 am

The Best Times to Buy Things

MONEYSAVINGSAs I’ve said before, saving money is all about planning. To buy big items, a lot of the planning is when to buy. The following list shares when to buy what to get the best deal.


  • Clothing
  • Carpeting
  • Furniture
  • Office supplies
  • Fitness equipment
  • White sales of linens, towels, etc.
  • HDTV’s


  • Cell phones
  • Furniture
  • Fragrances
  • Electronics
  • Furniture


  • Chocolate
  • Luggage
  • Golf clubs
  • Gardening Tools
  • Winter gear
  • Televisions


  • Sneakers
  • Digital cameras
  • Warm weather clothes
  • Laptops


  • Party Supplies
  • Refrigerators
  • Mattresses
  • Cookware
  • Sneakers & athletic apparel
  • Mattresses
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Swimsuits
  • Lingerie
  • Dishware & cookware
  • Tools


  • Power tools
  • Furniture
  • Home decor
  • Paint


  • Kids clothing
  • School supplies
  • Computeres
  • Fall fashions
  • Swimwear
  • Yard equipment
  • Camping supplies


  • Lawnmowers
  • Cars
  • Bikes
  • Shrubs & trees


  • Jeans
  • Grills
  • Appliances
  • Vacuums
  • Winter gear
  • Auto supplies


  • Candy
  • Televisions
  • Wedding dresses
  • Everything (Black Friday)


  • Champagne
  • Pools
  • Toys & electronics
  • New model cars
  • Outerwear

Sometimes, waiting a little while until an item goes on sale can yield big results! What do you like to wait for to get the best price?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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March 11th, 2014 at 10:13 am

A Few Apps That Save You Some Bucks

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Looking for ways to save when you shop? Here are a few apps that can help you do just that.

RetailMeNot  is a coupon site that houses hundreds of offers for discounts and freebies. Browse by store or category and get promo codes or printable coupons that save you real money. Visit the site before you head out or sign up for emails bringing the deals to you.

Are you a frequent shopper? How cool would it be to get rewarded for just visiting a store? Get the ShopKick app and head out to your favorite store. When you go in, the app lets you know about products and promotions going on in the store. Earn kicks (points) just for walking in and trade in the kicks for gift cards.

Need to shop for car repairs? How about an app that can help you find a good mechanic? Put your car’s make, model and year into RepairPal and the site will recommend local repair shops and provide estimates on common repair procedures. It’s pretty interesting to see the range of prices for standard services.

And don’t forget GasBuddy for getting the lowest price on gas in your neighborhood.

We all love to shop. On the other hand, we also love to have a healthy savings account. With the SavedPlus app,  the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Set up a plan so that when you spend, a predetermined percentage (5%-20%) is automatically sent to a savings account. It’s similar to banks that round up debit card purchases to the next dollar and put the difference into a separate account. Depending on the percentage you choose, this app will build up your savings a lot faster.

Go forth and save.

You can also find Paula on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter @techsmart319. Feel free to reach out if you have questions.

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