It’s on sale!
Sales can, well, save you a lot of money.
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The trick is knowing where (and when) to find a good deal. Luckily, that’s why you have the Money Pantry!
Some retailers hold yearly or semi-yearly sales that are great to keep an eye on; other times you’re better off waiting for the holidays to come around (think of the Back to School sales advertised every year).
What about sites with things on sale all year round?
Check out some of these online retailers’ websites to see what’s on sale – any time of the year:
1. Almost Everything: Amazon
Amazon.com was founded by entrepreneur Jeff Bezos and remains one of the most popular online retailers out there.
Their sales vary and it’s worth checking out on a constant basis if you want to snag the best savings.
For example, some authors will decide to discount their books or offer them for free for a limited time.
From their sales page, you can use the sidebar to customize exactly what you’re looking for and in which category, even which price range you’re looking at buying.
2. Video Games: Steam
If you love gaming, you’ll love the sales that pop up on Steam from time to time.
Here’s the trick: They’re a bit hard to keep an eye on, and you can’t watch all of it at once.
The answer is Steam Database.
This site catalogs all the savings you can get from Steam and organizes them neatly by category (and then by savings): From Play for Free to Daily Deal, you can get deals like 85% off on Dungeons Gold, Disciples III: Gold Edition and Airline Tycoon II: Gold.
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3. Food: Whole Foods Market
Food is more than just something we buy – it’s essential to life!
Why not save on your food shopping?
Check out Whole Foods Market online and select your location (from Canada, the UK or most of the US) and you’ll get access to their list of coupons and sales.
They pride themselves on keeping their food organic and sustainable, so this is an especially cool go-to for the health-conscious.
4. Books, Music & Movies: Alibris
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Take a look at Alibris’ sale page to get up to 80% off on books.
Yup, that’s 80% – and their deals aren’t just limited to new and used books.
You can also get surprisingly cool deals on music and movies in their extensive catalog.
They also offer all sorts of coupons to get more discount on books, like their weekend sale ($10 off your purchase plus free shipping) offered on the site at the time of writing.
5. Anything Geek: ThinkGeek
ThinkGeek is the perfect site to indulge your inner nerd – we’ve all got one. They’ve got everything you could’ve thought of – even if what you thought of is a little bit weird.
Their Clearance page is where the deals hide.
Some of them include a Star Wars Schematics Hawaiian Shirt (20%), a Legend of Zelda Leather Watch (25%), a Walking Dead Terminus Map (67%) or a Flying F*ck RC Helicopter (40%).
So, what do you buy someone that has everything? Probably something from ThinkGeek.
6. Toys: Disney Store
Disney-branded items are known for being often faked and very expensive to buy when they aren’t.
If you’re shopping for children (or your inner child!), check out what’s on sale at the Disney Store.
They’ve got something for everyone, and you can check out categories like Toys & Plush, Sleepwear, Clothes, Accessories, Home & Decor and Entertainment.
7. Electronics: Microsoft Store
Before checking out the Microsoft Store, I was expecting mostly software – but it turns out they cover all sorts of Microsoft-related tech.
Their sales page is here, and you can save up to $300 on deals like laptops, or if console gaming is your thing you can go for refurbished X-boxes at a discount – with a free game thrown into the deal.
8. Clothing: Diesel
When you’re trying to be frugal, brand names often seem out of reach or unnecessary – even when a pair of Diesels would go perfectly with the rest of your outfit and nothing else will do.
Well, check out the Diesel sale here, where you can get discounts on all Diesel’s products.
The site also offers free shipping!
9. Bras, Lingerie & Women’s Fashion: Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret remains one of the most popular underwear brands in the world – and thus a very popular gift option.
But isn’t Victoria’s Secret like, designer stuff?
Apart from their Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual sale, check out their clearance page here to get up to 60% off on Victoria’s Secret clothing.
Keep an eye on their site, as there’s also their PINK clearance sale.
10. Watches, Handbags, Jewelry & More: Fossil
Sticking with brand names at a discount, check out Fossil’s sale page here for up to 30% off on branded merchandise – been eyeing that gorgeous leather wallet?
Keep checking back and it might be on sale soon.
More Stores with Annual Sales
Don’t forget annual sales!
Remember those yearly and semi-yearly sales we mentioned in the beginning of the article?
Some of them worth checking out – usually around midyear:
- The Lacoste Semi-Annual Sale
- Disney’s Twice Upon a Year Sale
- The Dolce & Gabbana Sample Sale
- Macy’s One Day Sales
- Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale
Lastly, don’t forget about those holiday sales: There are back to school sales, labor day sales, Halloween sales, mother’s and father’s day sales.
If you can think of a holiday, there’s a sale for it somewhere!
Have you spotted a sale you’d like us to know about? Let us know in the comments!