In my opinion, the best and most practical ways to save money are also the simplest ones. The more complex the money-saving method, the less likely I am to use it. For instance, I got really into couponing several years ago, but I just didn’t have the stamina to keep at it. All of the planning and clipping and calculating just took too much time and effort!
But if there is a way to save money that is straightforward and easy enough to remember, I’m all over it! And I’m happy to report that I have just such a money-saving tip to share with you today! The idea is simple: plan your purchases for the day of the week when prices will be at their lowest. And today I’ll be sharing specifics on the cheapest days of the week to do or buy 9 common things!
The Cheapest Days Of The Week To Make 9 Common Purchases
1. Going Out To Eat
Tuesday is a great day to take the family out for a meal. That’s because several restaurant chains offer “kids eat free” deals on Tuesday nights! Check with your local Applebee’s, Denny’s, and Chick-fil-A to see if they offer deals for kids.
The next time you need to buy a plane ticket, consider booking a flight on a Tuesday or a Wednesday. These are typically the cheapest days to fly. It may require a bit of planning, but you can save an average of $73 per flight this way!
3. Going To The Movies
Tuesdays are typically the slowest day for movie theaters. To compensate, many theaters offer special deals on Tuesdays to draw people in. Popular deals include $5 admission and 50% off popcorn. Check with your local theaters to see if they offer any special daily deals.
4. Booking A Hotel
If you need to book a hotel stay, try to do it on a Friday or Saturday. Hotel room prices are typically at their lowest over the weekend. Why? It’s because most people plan their weekend trips during the week, meaning fewer people are actually booking on the weekends.
5. Staying In A Hotel
The cheapest day to check-in for a hotel stay is Sunday. Checking in at the start of the weekend is almost guaranteed to be much more expensive.
6. Buying Groceries
For the best deals on groceries, plan your shopping trip for Wednesday or Thursday. These are often the cheapest days to shop. And as an added bonus, these days are usually less busy too!
7. Buying A Car
Looking for a new car? You can research and do test drives any day of the week, but wait for Monday to actually make the purchase. Buying a car on a Monday could save you an average of 8% overall!
8. Filling Up The Car
If you can time it right, it’s best to fill your car with gas on Monday mornings. Gas prices are typically lower earlier in the week, and go up as the week progresses. Thursday and Friday are the most expensive days to fill up.
9. Going Shopping
Looking for the best day to hit the mall? You’ll find the best deals over the weekend. (But while the deals may be easy to find, parking spaces may be hard to come by!)
Do you time any of your purchases for a certain day of the week?