- September 4, 2009 at 8:40 pm #275905
Bargains are blooming this time of year. Here are seven purchases to make in March, April and May.
1.) MARCH: Coats and outerwearAt the end of winter, retailers clear out their cold-weather clothing to make room for T-shirts, shorts and swimwear. That makes March an ideal time to plan ahead and stock up on bargain coats, hats and gloves for next winter.
2.) MARCH: Flood insurance
It’s not any cheaper to buy flood insurance at this time of year, but this is as good a time as any to do so before the spring thaw puts your home to the test.Create a flood-risk profile at FloodSmart.gov to see if you could benefit from flood insurance.
3.) MARCH: Frozen food
It’s national frozen-food month, and sales and coupons abound. If you have a freezer, stock up. You can store some foods as long as one year.(Use this storage guide from the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service when deciding what to stock up on. – Freezing and Food Safety )
4.) APRIL: Used cars
Looking for a used car? This is the best month to shop. Every year, car dealers stock up to kick off the spring selling season. Buyers have a full selection of inventory to choose from and plenty of willing negotiators to land the best deal.5.) APRIL/MAY:
Kitchenware and utensils
Kitchen items make a great gift for new grads and newlyweds, so sales are often plentiful this season.
6.) MAY: MattressesAs retailers make room for new models, mattress shoppers will find a lot of wiggle room on price, says Luke Knowles, founder of FreeShipping.org.
Look for discounts of up to 50%, as well as promotions for free delivery or free disposal of your old mattress.
7.) ALL SPRING LONG: VacationsBesides the week of spring break, you can usually grab a stellar deal on travel throughout the spring shoulder season — until Memorial Day weekend, when summer pricing goes into effect. Plus, you’ll get pleasant weather and fewer crowds.
- April 18, 2019 at 12:07 pm #569358LissKeymaster
This is a great reminder of the deals to be looking for in the springtime, thanks for sharing!
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