Georgine fills us in on lots of money saving tips for July-
It’s July! The time to save on summer clothing and men’s suits is now as stores prepare to display their fall and winter merchandise.
Throw a Party
Summer party goods will be on sale too. Stock up on basics and solid colors that can be used all year long. Look for beach towels and blankets as well as picnic baskets and luggage bargains.
After the 4th you’ll get a bargain on BBQ grills and patio furniture.
It’s also a great time to join the gym. They will offer incentives to entice you because of all the outdoor activities that don’t include them.
Thinking About Decorating?
If you are thinking of renovating or redecorating when the weather cools off, buy your paint this month and you’ll save (Sherwin-Williams stores typically have savings up to 70% during the first week of July). Furniture deals will be found too, because stores want to clear the showrooms to make room for the new items arriving in August.
There’s a lull in booking travel during these warm months, especially in hot temperature places like Las Vegas, the hotel rates are as low as they go. You can find all types of deals online.
At the Grocery Store
In the supermarket, add your coupons to sales on hot dogs, ground beef (of course), hamburger and hot dog buns, ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, relish, salad dressing, chips, ice cream (National Ice Cream Day is 7-19), popsicles, soda, and bottled water. National Cheese Cake Day is 7-30 so look for celebrations and offers. Don’t forget local farmer’s markets for fresh produce. Go near closing time to get the bargains on these perishables.
New Brides and Grooms
For the recent brides and grooms now that the I do’s have been spoken and the honeymoon is a fond memory, it’s time to enter the real world as Mr. & Mrs. by saving money in ways you may not have thought of. Of course, your household expense will be reduced as two can live as cheaply as one but you can also lower your auto insurance premiums If the groom is under 25 years old, this will greatly reduce his current rate. Even older grooms will enjoy savings especially if two cars are in the marriage and you enroll them both on the same policy. Compare insurance companies to get the best rate for your needs. If you’ve moved after the wedding, your location can affect your rates too. Compare health insurance plans with your spouse. Find which one is cheaper (do your homework and compare all options) and ditch the other. You can convert your wireless provider to a family plan which will lower your monthly bill. As far as credit cards go, if both of you have the same cards, name both spouses as authorized users and keep the one that offers the best rewards. Hopefully, these tips will lead to a happily ever after!