19. Shop After the Holidays
Holidays are retailers’ busiest times of the year. Often, retailers buy large amounts of holiday items to sell throughout the seasonal time up to 6 months before the holiday, then any leftover stock they blow out. When they purchase that far in advance, they can get the best prices possible while looking at previous years’ sales to project what this year’s sales will be. Then, because they purchased early at a lower rate, they can at least sell at cost to recoup the money.
You’ve probably noticed that many people wait until after Halloween to purchase discounted Halloween candy for themselves? This is excellent news for you if you are okay to hold out until after the actual holiday day. When you wait until the holiday has passed, these items will be significantly reduced. This applies to every holiday and every product. If you can convince the family to wait until the next week or day to have their holiday get together, you could save big on presents! You could even start your shopping for the following year early!