February 18, 2020
January is a memory and February is more than halfway over, and with no more holiday sales on the horizon what you need now is a plan of attack for discounts you can count on between now and Memorial Day. Nerd Wallet comes through with a catalogue of major sales and surefire markdowns coming your way. By exercising patience and delaying gratification you can save money and score bigly over the next five months!
February Loves Candy
Now’s the time to score a deal on Valentine’s Day clearance items. Candy will taste just as sweet today as it did last Friday, and here are a few other seasonal items to consider purchasing if you need them now or to stock up on for next year.
Winter items. With winter on its way out, retailers will be reducing prices on remaining cold-weather products. Look for sales on clothing and winter sports gear at places like Dick’s Sporting Goods in Southlands. And you may still be able to grab some items from yesterday’s Presidents’ Day sales, like bedding and mattresses.
March Madness Sales
If March comes in like a lion, it’ll go out as a lamb…according to weather folklore. These roaring good deals are worth considering:
Tax software. Look for discounted tax-prep items from Best Buy and Staples in March to give you a leg up on Tax Day: April 15.
St. Patrick’s Day fun. Around St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), online retailers and department stores usually discount green-themed clothing, party supplies (check out Party City on East Ellsworth in Aurora) and jewelry.
Grills. Buy your summer grilling necessities in March to avoid the spike in prices around Memorial Day and after.
Don’t Forget: The first day of spring is March 19 and Daylight-Saving Time switches on March 8.
Watch for It: Pi Day is March 14 and likely related to math but look for deals on all kinds of pies! (Or head to Village Inn at Southlands tomorrow – they have free pie every Wednesday!)
April Showers Bring…
April has its fair share of spring deals and discounts, including:
Tax-themed items. Keep an eye out for retailers and restaurants try to ease the stress of Tax Day with discounts and freebies on services like paper shredding in mid-April.
Easter candy. Shortly after the Easter holiday you’ll find markdowns on candy, plastic eggs, stuffed animals and more – some of which you can roll over to next year!
Vacuums. Look for spring cleaning sales and markdowns at department stores as well as from manufacturers like Dyson.
Don’t Forget: The Easter Egg Hunt at the Lakehouse is April 4 and Easter is April 12.
Watch for It: Tax Day is April 15.
May is for Mothers
Retailers will be warming up to spring in May with these items often going on sale:
Furniture. Three of the biggest blowout shopping days are Black Friday, Labor Day and Memorial Day. Memorial Day sales are the time when big-box stores offer furniture and home décor discounts.
Spring clothing. By May, retailers will discount spring clothing that has already been hanging on racks for a couple of months.
Small kitchen appliances. This month you can save money on small kitchen appliances like coffee makers and blenders, which make great wedding gifts.
Don’t Forget: Mother’s Day is May 10, and Memorial Day is May 25.
Watch for It: National Hamburger Day is May 28. Last year Jack in the Box, Dairy Queen, Fatburger and Ruby Tuesday all celebrated with a promotion of some kind.
June Gyms, Movies and Lingerie
June sees its share of graduations and weddings – making those kitchen appliances in June a really good idea! This month you can score:
Gym memberships. Gyms vacate in the summer so you might be able to negotiate a really great deal on a membership during this month.
Movie tickets. Also, lots of movie theater chains offer film programs, which usually include cheap tickets to children’s movies.
Lingerie. Underthings go on sale in June. That’s when Victoria’s Secret, for instance, has its famed Semi-Annual Sale.
Don’t Forget: Father’s Day is June 21.
Watch for It: National Doughnut Day is June 5.
Everything You Need, in Southshore
Five minutes from your front door in the master-planned community of Southshore are shopping, dining and entertainment options in Southlands and surrounds – but the brand new homes feel away from it all. Check out the stunning models from Richmond American Homes, Taylor Morrison and Toll Brothers for a taste of Life at the Lake. There’s a design for everyone in these ranch and two-story designs, priced between the $400s and the $700s.