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I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Save money by shopping on the 'right' day of the week

In this day of the internet, it's easier than ever to shop smart and spend less on groceries, clothes, household items and even vacations!

In fact, promises that "savvy shoppers can pay less than full-price on any day of the week that ends in "y"."

The sites Stretching A Buck and Becentsable are great on-line resources for finding freebies and good deals on food, baby items and more. There's even a "how to" tab at both sites for beginners to the couponing and freebie-finding revolution.

The website, offers a way to save mega-money by shopping smart and planning ahead. In an article posted at Yahoo. offers a day-by-day guide to saving money on everything from groceries to furniture, from sheets and towels to vacations.

Best day of the week to buy groceries: Sunday or Tuesday. Maximize savings when you combine coupons with store sales. (Don't forget to ask for a raincheck-to lock in the sale price if the item isn't on the shelf.)

Buy cars on Monday: Low foot traffic after the weekend makes it seem like there are fewer potential buyers on the lot--dealers may be more willing to negotiate. With all the "special deals" associated with government stimulus package, you may be able to pay far less for a car than even a year ago!

Entertainment and Airline Tickets: Many movie theaters and amusement parks offer deep discounts or special promotions mid-week. Airlines, responding to discounted weekend fares of their competitors, often slash their rates to remain competitive.

Best time to buy gas and Clothes: It doesn't seem as if Gas and Clothes should be in a category together! Gas prices tend to go up on the weekends, so buy your gas on Thursdays before 10 a.m. After that the weekend prices start inching up.

On Thursday nights, stores stock their shelves for the weekend sales. Shop retail clothing stores Thursday evening for great prices and avoid the weekend crowds.

Friday and Saturday: Check the yard sale ads in the paper and on-line. Make a list of what you're looking for, plan your route for visiting the maximum number of sales without backtracking. Start early! By 10:00, all the best items are usually gone. Also, go back to the sales where there were items you wanted, but were priced too high. If they're still there by mid-day, you'll probably be able to negotiate a lower price.

This article was originally published at Richmond Frugal Family Examiner.


RCUBEs said...

I always enjoy these great tips! Who wouldn't want to save some bucks? God bless you sister Mary!

Andrea said...

WOW...lots of great tips for us, again. You are quite full of much needed wisdom!

Tammy said...

I need to show this to my husband, he does all the grocery shopping.
He loves it!