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What’s The Best Day Of The Week To Shop for Bargains?


There’s plenty of debate about which day is best to go shopping if you want to grab a bargain. Here are some tips that may or may not be accurate.

Mondays and Tuesdays: Nothing much seems to happen on these days!

Wednesdays: Mid-week can be a popular time to release new sale items or apply additional markdowns. Perhaps ask at your favourite store to see if they have specific weekly sales or discounts on this day.

Thursdays: Weekend sales can start on Thursdays, giving you a head start on the deals before the weekend rush. Major grocery stores tend to start promotions on a Thursday.

Fridays: Same as for Thursdays!

Saturdays: This can be a good day to shop for electronics and appliances. Stores will offer discounts on these items on Saturdays to kick off their weekend sales. This tactic is likely to attract customers who have been thinking about a purchase all week and just need a little discount to persuade them to open their wallets.

Sundays: This is a good day to shop for clearance items. Many stores mark down clearance items on Sunday in order to get rid of them before the new week begins.

Online Shopping: Deals and discounts are available online 24/7. No day seems different – except for the big sales periods like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There may be a trend for online retailers to start new sales and promotions on a Wednesday or Thursday but that is just a rumour!

It’s always worth subscribing to newsletters or following social media accounts of your favourite stores to receive notifications about their sales and in some cases you may get special discount codes as a valued subscriber.

Of course, there are whole periods of time that are good for sales and special discounts. Every month of the year has key days and weeks you can mark in a calendar to plan ways to keep to a monthly budget. There are always end-of-financial-year sales, pre-Christmas sales, January sales, stock take sales, and even store anniversary sales such as being “open for 10 years”!

These suggestions are not universal rules so best to research specific stores or websites to understand their sale patterns and policies. Keep in mind that discounts can be announced unexpectedly so look out for deals regardless of the day.

Of course for getting the best deals on recurring services use the GetReminded app. It’ll notify you when it’s time to start shopping around and link to some relevant offers.

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