Did you know that just by changing the time you do something can save you a lot of money? I knew that shopping for items at different times of the year, such as winter clothes at the beginning of Spring, would save you money, but I never thought that you could get cheaper airfare by calling on a certain day of the week at a certain time. However, according to an article in the latest issue of Woman’s Day not only is that the case, but there are other items that you can save on just by changing the time you go or call.
Here are the Best Time’s to Save:
Best Time to Book a Hotel Room – 4 PM local times on Sundays. Also call the hotel’s local direct line and ask for the manager on duty. Don’t call the 800 number. They can’t negotiate the rate.
Best Time to Shop for Cheap Airfare – 3 PM EST on Tuesday. On Monday night major airlines announce their sales. If you wait until Tuesday, this gives other airlines time to match the sales and get them in the system.
Best Day and Time to Fly - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday on the first flight of the day
Best Time of the Year to shop for Electronics – If you don’t mind having last year’s model, you can save 20 to 30% when you shop between April and the end of summer.
Best Day to Go Out to Eat – Tuesday. This is the slowest day of the week for restaurants and they will often offer special promotions.
Best day of the month to shop for a Car – The last Tuesday or Wednesday of the month. The dealers are getting nervous about meeting monthly quotas and will be more likely to give you a good deal. It’s best to go in the early afternoon when business is slower.
So next time you need to book a trip or buy big items be sure to look at calendar and the clock.
As I mentioned above, these saving times came from the May 2010 issue of Woman’s Day. If you would like to get a copy for yourself, there is a 50 cents coupon for Woman’s Day here. If you get the magazine at a grocery store that doubles that means a dollar savings on a great magazine.
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