I’ve spent nearly a decade working in the transportation industry. (I do that in addition to blogging and making videos for my YouTube channel.)
It’s simple common knowledge to me but I have to remind myself that most retail consumers are probably unaware of it:
You’re typically more likely to find better sales during the end of the month; which is when retailers are most desperate to move out inventory before the new month begins, because then they have to pay taxes on the inventory they didn’t sell.
I refuse to be the guy who pays full price for anything. And I don’t simply want a sale, I want the best sale.
Granted, there will obviously always be exceptions, like certain holiday clearance sales; but I have made and do make a living of off of this principle that retail stores typically save their best sales each month for those last 2 weeks.
So be at the right place at the right time. Wait until the next to the last Tuesday of the month before you buy what you want.
That’s what our family did last Saturday when we made a trip to Old Navy.
I created this “Old Navy Haul” video, which explains this concept, in addition to showing what I bought and for how much. It ends which my son hosting a “pants party”; a concept he invented recently.
My video features my newest song, “The Mandatory Dance,” which I wrote and performed for an upcoming episode of my super hero series, Jack-Man.
So keep this in mind the next time you plan a shopping trip. Make those coupons count more by buying when prices are predictably lower. Take advantage of the situation instead of letting it take advantage of you.
Please feel free to share any similar tips with me here. You may teach me something!