If you’re hitting the stores this month, look for great deals on the following items:
Furniture: Wanting to redecorate? July is a great time to snatch up furniture, since new lines come out in August, said Jackie Hirschhaut of the American Home Furnishings Alliance.
Many furniture stores will offer no-interest deals. Before you sign the dotted line, evaluate whether you’ll be able to pay off the entire balance before it’s due to avoid paying interest.
Some stores offer special packages that include free televisions. Read the fine print to make sure you’re buying what’s required and that you’re getting a real value with the added incentive.
Toys: Believe it or not, but now is a great time to get ready for the holidays. Stores such as Target and Toys R Us will begin to clear out their inventory to get ready for the holidays. Look for clearance deals both in the stores and especially online.
Tools: Tools left over from Father’s Day are now going on sale.
Summer stuff: Prepare now for summer 2014 by taking advantage of deals on swimwear and other sports essentials. Consider buying a size larger than your child is wearing now.
Higher-end bathing suits from top retailers such as Eddie Bauer, Victoria Secret and Lands’ End will have some great online deals. Search for a coupon code to get free shipping or an additional discount.
Spruce up your outdoor living area by buying this year’s grills and outdoor furniture and accessories. Consider leaving it in the boxes to avoid any damage it might receive over the winter months.
Tip of the week: Start saving for the holidays now. Even $20 a week will be a great start to a budget-friendly holiday season.
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