Holidays are almost always a time of year when businesses are reaching out to consumers offering some major discounts and sales in an effort to increase their sales. Think of it this way, retailers offering annual "Black Friday" clearances aren't really meant as a friendly way for customers to get their Christmas shopping done.
Instead, it's traditionally a method used by many businesses to get their finances back in the black (profitable) rather than remaining in the red (suffering a loss) before they close their books at the end of the year. So in this light, here are some of the best places and ways to save some big bucks making purchases that won't bust many budgets before, after, or during the Labor Day weekend and holiday.
Seasonal Sales and Specials
If you're someone who tends not to save money on your own, then the best way to build an emergency fund fast is to automate your savings. Have a portion of your check deposited into your savings account once or twice a month. By doing this, you can save money without even thinking about it. This also helps you stay disciplined on your journey to long-term financial freedom.
Back to School Savings on Technology
Along with traditional back-to-school savings on things like paper and pens, this time of year is also when prices are often slashed on today's modern technology. One of the best parts of these items available on clearance is you don't necessarily need to be a student to take advantage of these less expensive prices. As always, it depends on the provider or retailer since some of them may require proof of enrollment or a student ID in order to qualify for these savings.
EXAMPLE: Tech giant Apple has offers items on sale that are specifically designed for teachers, students, and their parents during the month of September. Savings are plentiful and include a freebie like buying the M1 13" MacBook Air and getting a pair of their air buds thrown in for no extra charge. Be sure to check out this page for a more complete listing of the saving they're offering well-educated customers.
Furniture, Bedding, and Mattresses
Many three-day weekends are an ideal time to shop for furniture, bedding, linens, mattresses, and more necessary in the home good departments. For whatever similar reasons, this is the time of year when manufacturers and businesses are looking at customers to spend money on these necessities. When looking at a supply and demand type of situation inside this necessity equation, these purchases seem to make sense in the absolute answer.
Home Improvement and Big Box Stores
Once again, these retailers are counting on customers to assist them in getting rid of overstocked items and overloaded inventory stuck in their warehouses and on the showroom floor. This is especially true when these stores are trying to make room for holiday fanfare whether it's furniture or household decor. Many consumers may not be aware but the majority of home improvement and big box stores sell a great variety and selection of decorations and other holiday-themed items.