Best Days to Shop to Save on Electronics, Clothing, Airfare, Groceries and More

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The hunt for the best summer savings is all about knowing when to hit the stores.

The best deals may be had during the week, consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch said. And depending on what you’re buying, you could get a better deal based on what day you shop, she added.

When to Buy

Woroch says the following days are the best for shopping for these specific items:

Monday: Electronics, such as cellphones and tablets. Woroch said electronics manufacturers release rebates and discounts on Mondays, and retailers pass them on to customers.

Tuesday: Airfare and movie tickets. According to Cheapoair.com, purchasers can save up to $236 on average on airline tickets. Fare Compare says the lowest prices are typically found at 3 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday. And Woroch says adults can get movie tickets for as little as $5 each, plus discounts on concessions.

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Wednesday: Groceries. Grocers release their weekly circulars on Wednesday and some offer double coupons.

Thursday: Clothes. The best discounts on clothing can often be found on Thursday because retailers will start to mark down merchandise before the weekend crowd hits. Woroch added that retailers are now clearing out their summer inventory so shoppers can find huge savings on maxi dresses and tank tops.

Friday: Experts say Friday is the best time to get deals on accessories such as jewelry, belts and scarves.

Saturday and Sunday: These are the best days to buy major appliances, such as washers, dryers, microwaves or stoves. And, according to Gas Buddy, most states typically have lower gas prices.

Woroch also says July is a good month to purchase new furniture because retailers are clearing out old inventory. Shoppers can save as much as 60 percent off purchases, she said.

Woroch suggests waiting a little more to purchase school supplies. Sure, retailers begin marking down inventory in July but shoppers who wait until August will see even bigger savings, she said.