Have you ever wondered when is the best time to buy certain items? I know I have! This series of blog posts is to help you figure out what items are at their cheapest prices each month. At the beginning of every month I’ll post what items you should be buying. Of course, only buy if you are seriously in the market. You can’t save money if you’re spending it! Here is the December edition of Best Time to Buy.
New Year’s is coming up, and that means champagne is actually going to get cheaper, according to Sharon Castillo, director of the Office of Champagne USA. In this case, the high demand means companies are trying to undercut their competitors to sell more during this peak time. (from Life Hacker)
So many stores and restaurants will offer you extra gift cards for yourself when you buy some for others. You usually have to spend $100-$150 to get $10-25 extra. This is worth it not only for gifts, but also to buy for yourself and use throughout the year! The site Eat Drink Deals has a great list of all the 2014 holiday restaurant deals.
Holiday Gift Sets
Think make up and bath and body sets, even chocolate. Now is the time to stock up on the ones that aren’t extra holiday themed and gift them out as gifts throughout the year.
These went on sale and will stay cheap until New Year’s. No shame in buying extra chocolate chips to help you through the year!
As you might expect, it’s not exactly the best month to go play a round of 18 holes, so golf clubs are going to be on sale right now. New England Golf Monthly points out that they’ll probably be last year’s models, so you won’t be getting the absolute latest and greatest, but if you’re hunting for a deal, now’s the time. (from Life Hacker)
You may not be looking to go for a dip in the cold winter, but it’s a good time to get that pool set up for summer. A number of pool installers have blogged about the fact that winter is the best time to buy a pool, mainly because no one else is buying them, so they need to keep prices down in order to keep up work. And, since they’re doing so much less work in the winter, it’s often of higher quality, too. (from Life Hacker)
Televisions & Other Electronics
You should see sales continue after Black Friday and through the holidays. Though if you can wait, February is probably a better time than now to buy that new TV. (from Life Hacker)
Like we said last month, tools are on sale during the holiday season. If you shop around, you can probably find some good holiday sales on tools, so it’s a good time to buy—particularly if you want to winterize your home before the cold really sets in. Check out our guide to stocking the perfect toolbox and our list of the DIY home repairs you can do yourself while you’re at it. (from Life Hacker)
In Season Produce
Did I miss anything? Let me know if you have something you think is cheapest this month and I’ll add it!