What is one thing all smart shoppers have in common? They are buying off season! When retailers are unloading old merchandise, there isn’t a high demand for it, and they have no other choice but to lower the prices. Shopping for winter clothes in March and Summer clothes in January you can save BIG.

The best time to buy holiday cards in décor is right after the holiday in question. Unsold items immediately go on clearance, and you can snatch up some great wrapping paper and ornaments on December 27th. Retailers are itching to get rid of extra holiday inventory clearance can be up to 80% off.

 

Did you know there was an off-season for real-estate? Yes, shopping for a home in winter can save you some significant cash as there is less competition among buyers. Off-Season sellers are more motivated to move and typically a lot more open to making a deal.

 

Have a wedding coming up? You may want to consider getting married in the winter months. It is not idle, and everyone loves an outdoor wedding on the beach in the Summer, but save that money for your honeymoon. Off-Season weddings are determined by your climate, getting married in the winter can save time in chilly northern midwestern states and Summer is the best time in the Southwest for a deal.

 

Lastly, vacations, if you are open to dealing with less than perfect weather Caribbean cruises are cheaper during hurricane season and trips to Europe are more affordable from November through March when the weather is colder and rainy. Hotels often drop their prices and budget hotels have lots of vacancies. It is not always ideal to travel offseason, as inclement weather can cause a lot of tourist attractions to be closed or limited hours.

 

 

Let us know if these tips to save a few extra bucks help you out this year and what you decide to buy off-season!