Finding authentic hot bargains and deep discounts on the things you need often has more to do with when you shop than where. It’s all about knowing the best time to buy.
In the same way that cars are often discounted late in the season and just before new models are introduced, appliances, clothes, sporting goods, linens, home decor and even travel deals are predictably discounted for a variety of different reasons. As July temperatures soar, keep an eye out for these hot bargains.
July is smack dab in the middle of summer, and grill retailers are starting to sweat. And they’re checking inventory. Most people purchase grills at the beginning of the season and traffic is starting to slow. What to do with all the inventory? Sell it, baby! As soon as the last fireworks display is packed up for another year, expect every kind of outdoor grill imaginable to go on sale. Whether on Amazon or elsewhere, gas grills are a super smart buy in July because you still have plenty of choices and nearly everything available is on sale.
Right about now sporting goods stores are beginning to get a little worried about their outstanding inventory of kayaks—not because there’s anything wrong with them but because they’re so big! Storage is costly. What’s the solution? Put them on sale to clear them out and make room for snowboards and skis.
Want a great deal on last year’s models? July is the month to buy. How so? August is when stores get their new models so they need to clear out their showrooms and warehouses like right now! Expect to see clearance prices on furniture this month that will knock your socks off!
There is a long-standing tradition that retailers deeply discount kitchen appliances—particulary ranges and stoves, over-the-range microwaves, dishwashers, and freezers—during the July 4th Sales Events that typically run to the end of the month. If you’ve been waiting patiently to replace your stove or range, get ready for a really nice reward for patience. Discounts of 30% to 40% are readily available now.
If you’re looking to replace or upgrade laundry appliances, this may be a very good time to do that. Expect to find discounts of 40% and more on washers and dryers during the 4th of July sales, which are going on all month.
I just couldn’t enumerate July bargains without visiting the produce department. Summer fruits like peaches, pears, plums, melons, and grapes are so plentiful this month, down go those prices. That means it’s time to load up. What you cannot consume fresh can be canned and frozen for the fall and winter months ahead.
Electronics like Fire devices and Kindle e-readers are going to be really cheap this month, but not until July 15 (see below). But it doesn’t stop there. Online retailers like Target and Walmart will be competing for sales on personal devices with hot bargain prices, too.
July 11 is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven stores everywhere! And July 16 is National Ice Cream Day. You can be sure your local supermarkets will be celebrating with sales and BOGO (buy one get one free) events all through the month.
In recognition of wedding season, many retailers are offering some great deals on all things for the home. Look for hot bargains on dishes, linens, lamps and myriad decorator items you’ve had your eye on. And for all my forward-thinking readers, July is a great time to start Christmas shopping! Just keep a list of what you bought, for whom you bought it—and where you put it. You’ll thank me come December.
While not really “items,” I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know about two super sales events in July: Amazon Prime Day is July 15-16, 2019 and Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is July 21, 2019. These are seriously hot bargain events for your consideration.
Amazon Prime Day is an Amazon-exclusive event, much like Black Friday in November. Past years have proven to turn up mind-numbing, amazing discounts and bargains. I am planning to keep you apprised of great Prime Day bargains and deals as we learn about them so be watching for that.
If you’re not a Prime Member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial now, use it freely, then cancel before the end of your trial 29 days from now. Perfectly legit and ethical, too. Really.
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has become such a big deal in the retail world, it has a kind of cult following. You’re sure to see lots of hot bargains on shoes, handbags, and clothes.
This post first appeared at Everyday Cheapskate on 7-4-19.
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