… to buy things on sale, that is! Everyone knows that seasonal items are much cheaper when purchased out of season, but what you might not realize is that this adage applies to pre-season sales as well as post-season sales.
For example, there’s no need to wait until December 26th to buy your Christmas cards, wrapping paper, and gift tags for next year. Often, these types of items go on sale as early as October and November, which gives you the opportunity to save money on goods that won’t look dated because you have to wait a year to use them.
Similarly, I’m already finding Halloween invitations, costumes, and bulk candy on sale at a few select party supply outlets even though October 31st is still two and a half months away.
So there are definitely some good savings to be had by shopping early as opposed to having to wait until these types of seasonal items go on clearance after the event. Take a look around and snap up whatever you need as soon as you see a good deal!