Do you ever wonder how people end up with so many great deals on multiple items from home décor to Christmas ornaments? They shop seasonal sales. A seasonal sale is a sale that comes along during certain times of the year. You are probably familiar with them already, every year there’s sales before, during, and after holidays. The best time to hit sales are after a holiday, that way you can stock up on things to use next year for that holiday.
You can even save candy from some holidays for the next year by freezing it. Certain candies do not do well with freezing, like chocolate. It is still fine to eat, but develops a white powdery covering on the outside of the chocolate, this is called bloom. Other candies do well, like hard candy. If you don’t want to save it for the next holiday, try adding the saved candy into baked goods. Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter/chocolate cups in the middle are delicious!
Candy isn’t the only thing you can get very cheap for the few days after a holiday. Decorations are always found very cheap. If you are a savvy shopper, you can find decorations for up to 90% off! Be careful, as the best decorations will be gone before they reach that point.
You don’t have to wait until the holidays are over, though. There are great sales right before holidays, too. Some stores, online and off, have huge savings events the week before a holiday. Black Friday is the most well known, but you can find deals on almost everything you want to buy for your home and even personal items during these sales. Keep an eye on sales by signing up for emails from your favorite stores. Sometimes you will hear about sales via email newsletters before anyone else. These sneak-peek sales are for email subscribers only and will often have huge savings in them during the seasonal sales.
Sales usually run in cycles. Right before spring, you will often find seeds and plants on special from your favorite vendors. Be aware that shipping for live plants is usually reserved until the proper planting time for your area. Seeds are shipped right after purchase. End of summer you will find back to school deals and often blow-out sales on outdoor goods. By choosing a ship-to-store option, you can save a bundle on shipping for large ticket items. Summer clothing is often on clearance during the last days of summer, too.
After back-to-school sales you will see Halloween and Thanksgiving items on sale. Great deals can be found on Schwans.com for food items you will need to Thanksgiving! Don’t forget about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, because you will find some of the best deals of the year on purchases for everything from clothing to home appliances. Grab as many Christmas presents as you can, because these deals go fast!