When the dog days of summer set in, the holiday season may be the last thing on your mind. But it’s not too early to begin making your holiday shopping list and checking it twice.
In 2017, 12 percent of shoppers got a head start on the holidays in summer, according to a
RetailMeNot. Retailers have taken notice and the holiday sales seem to roll out earlier and earlier each year.
Here’s how to take advantage of summer sales for the holidays, in between lounging around the pool and
planning a family vacation
Mark your calendar for specific sales
You may know exactly what you want to buy for the people on your list, but some things prove to be better bargains in summer than others.
When planning your holiday shopping, it helps to know what the hottest sale items are for each month – and what you’re better off waiting to buy.
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Shop winter holidays around summer holidays
“In June, many retailers are celebrating fathers, and this is a great time to shop for two holidays at once by taking advantage of seasonal deals,” says Anthony Copeman, certified financial education instructor and founder of personal finance blog Financial Lituation.
Patio furniture may not be the typical holiday gift item but, says Brad Schweig, vice president of operations for Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture in Dallas, midsummer is when retailers begin marking down last year’s collections to make way for new designs. The same goes for seasonal clothing.
Prime Day is prime time for holiday shopping
Amazon Prime Day is a one-day global sales event that usually takes place around the second week of July. This event is open exclusively to
“Amazon Prime Day can be beneficial to Prime members, especially when it comes to buying electronics,” says Copeman.