Posted on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 8:43 am
One of the easiest ways to save money is to time your purchases to off season or off peak times. A good example of this is buying clearance summer clothing in the fall. It is so much nicer to spend only $2 on a dress for my daughter rather than $35. Hanging it in her closet until next summer takes up no additional space or causes any problem, so shopping off season is clearly worth it.
Another example is buying this year’s electronics right before the major model changes for next year start to come out. We did that when it came time to buy our HDTV. My husband had already scouted out the model he wanted, so when the time was right, we pounced, and saved $1,500!
You can find off season deals in a number of ways. Beside the ones I mentioned above, you can look for the clearance section of your favorite online store. There will often be off seasonal deals here. When shopping online, apply coupon codes to the seasonal deal, making it that much sweeter. For example, I was able to take advantage of girl’s socks on clearance at JC Penny’s and then applied the recent $10 off of $10 coupon. All I had to pay was shipping.
Sometimes you can find coupon codes that will turn something into a seasonal deal. For example, Abt electronics has coupon codes that can be applied to air conditioners and Weber grills. so while these products haven’t been moved to any sort of clearance section, the coupon codes essentially do the same thing. These deals may be a little harder to find, so keep your eyes open.
With that in mind, here are some of those off season coupon codes I have been talking about. Make sure to hurry as some of these expire today.
Abt Electronics – 10% off most Air Conditioners.
Use Coupon Code: AIRCOND10
Abt Electronics – 10% off Every Weber Grill.
Use Coupon Code: Weber10
UnbeatableSale – 10% off $100+ Summer Supply order.
Use Coupon Code: FRESHSHOP
Moosejaw – Extra 10% off Summer Clearance Sale & Free Shipping on $49+ order.
Use Coupon Code: CJSALE
Brands included in the sale: The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Chaco, Billabong, Prana, Arcteryx, Moosejaw, Patagonia, and Roxy.
OneTravel – Save $15 on MidWest Exclusive End of Summer Airfare Sale.
Use Coupon Code: MIDWEST15