Sooner or later just about everything goes on sale. Knowing the sales cycles, when items are at their lowest prices and buying them before you need them, is a shopping technique that can save you hundreds of dollars every year on all kinds of items from groceries to gifts!
Understanding the Sales Cycles
One of the first things you learn as a couponer is how to use the Sales Cycles to your advantage. In grocery stores, product prices fluctuate on a sales cycle about every 12 weeks. When a product hits it’s lowest price in the sales cycle is the time to buy. To achieve the most savings, this is when you use your coupons to purchase enough of that item to last until the product hits it’s lowest price in the sales cycle again (about 12 weeks or less). You can learn more details about this method of using coupons to save thousands each year.
Sales Cycles don’t just apply to products in the grocery store. You can apply this principle to all kinds of products such as electronics, furniture, outdoor equipment, clothing and more! In our What To Buy & What Not To Buy series, we list month-by-month the items typically at their lowest prices. There are small fluctuations year to year, but for the most part these lists are very similar year in and year out. Knowing how sales cycles works will give you the advantage on sales every month!
Just in case you missed our very popular What To Buy & What Not To Buy series, links to each month’s posts are listed below. Use the information to plan your yearly purchases so you’ll never have to pay full price again!
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