Saturday, April 3, 2010

When Is The Best Time To Shop?

To help answer a question one subscriber asked, I like to do most of my shopping on Monday. It is towards the end of the sales week (most stores in my area run specials Weds through Tues) and I've picked up my coupons from this week's paper to use. Your stores sales may run differently.

Early morning is also a nice, relatively crowd-free time to shop. I always get my shopping done quite a bit faster if I can make it to the store by 8:30 or 9 in the morning. I really hate to shop when I have to wade through mayhem and noise!

But keep an eye out for Sunday specials! A lot of stores have "Sunday only" specials. If I don't have time to do my bulk shopping on Sunday but I know there's a really great deal like $.99 bread or eggs, sometimes I'll run in just for those special items.


Anonymous said...

I agree that early morning is the best time to go. However, sometimes I find Monday isn't the best day for a couple of my local stores. Items that are the best deals are often all taken by weekend shoppers and the store hasn't had a chance to restock them yet.

The Coupon Detective - said...

Absolutely! If there are must-have items I will sometimes make an extra trip before Monday if I don't have my grocery list and coupons together yet. If the coupons for a special item aren't near expiration, I will just get a rain-check from the store. Then I have several weeks to get the item at the special price and use my coupons with it when there isn't a time pressure.

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