popcartJanuary 16, 2021

The Best Time to Save – On Everything

We can’t think of anything that pleases our ears more than hearing about discounts and savings on all the items we’ve had our sights set on. Our 2021 New Year’s resolution? Shop smarter. Forget waiting once a year for pre-holiday doorbusters – that’s frustrating and, let’s be honest, boring and yawn-inducing. 

So, what’s the secret? Aside from downloading Popcart’s FREE Chrome extension for the best coupons, price comparisons, and back-in-stock alerts out there, the key to getting the most bang for your buck lies in planning ahead. 

From scooping up cozy winter sweaters as spring rolls around to marking your calendar for biannual beauty sales, here’s a look at the best times of year to buy and take advantage of price drop alerts. 

Tech Products

For a bulk of Americans, the beer, wings, fans, and adrenaline-infused action of football is a favorite pastime. Major retailers, like Target, Walmart, and Best Buy are fully onboard with our love for the game – and often offer some pretty sweet deals leading up to the Super Bowl. For example, you can scoop up this LG 75″ LED 4K Smart TV right now for $250 off. 

Other must-have items, such as smartphones and laptops, see their best prices during back-to-school sales in July and August. The school shopping rush is the ideal time to score discounts on a whole slew of tech-related gadgets – like printers, tablets, desktops, and more. In fact, research from Gap Intelligence and Consumer Reports reveals that late July into August is the optimal time to purchase a laptop (rivaling even Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals). If that sounds far away, simply set up your own price drop alerts through Popcart for that Macbook Air you’ve been eyeing. 

Beauty Products

While popular beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta have attractive discounts during the holidays, the biggest beauty deals of the year actually take place outside of these windows. Ulta, for example, holds its 21 Days of Beauty Sale biannually in the spring and fall. For the three-week timeframe, cosmetic and skincare lovers everywhere can nab products from popular brands like Smashbox, Tarte, and Dermalogica for up to 50% off. Similarly, Sephora has its own annual Beauty Insider Sale, which typically occurs in April. During either of these events, you can expect 10% to 20% savings on nearly everything available on their online sites. 

Clothing Deals

For a bulk of popular fashion brands, collections are released on a fall/winter and spring/summer basis. The key to scoring the best deals is when retailers begin swapping out one season for the next. They need to make room for new styles coming in and therefore discount all the apparel you were itching to buy only a month or so ago. For example, as the weather begins to warm up, items like that Oversized Faux Fur Coat from Express you didn’t want to dish out $250 for, is now over 50% off. When it comes to outerwear, clothing, shoes, and accessories, save your shopping splurge for the end of the season to reap the biggest savings. Even better – once February or September rolls around, retailers like TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls often slash prices on already discounted clearance items. That feels like a win to us. 

Stay in-the-know and shop smart by staying abreast of the best times to buy the products you need (or want). Not only are we certain it’ll keep your wallet happy, but you’ll be the envy of family and friends when you grab the same Fitbit fitness tracker everyone has for half the price. 
Download Popcart’s FREE Chrome extension now for the best coupons, price comparisons, and price-drop alerts out there.