The blessed longer, lighter days of summer are nearly here. Just seems like you have so much more day to work with during this time of year. Check out these 20 Ways to Save Money This Summer so that you will have more cash to work with this season, as well.
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1. You have hit the jackpot with summer when it comes to being able to buy produce in season for cost savings. At their peak this time of year are bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, limes, okra, peaches, peas, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini, and much more (Fruits and Veggies: More Matters).
2. With many a wedding being held in the summer, you can pick up some real deals on china, cookware, crystal, knife sets, silverware, and small kitchen appliances (Lifehacker).
3. Summer is a great time to pick up bargains on indoor exercise equipment. With people focused on outdoor activities, there are not as many exercise bike and treadmill buyers this time of year. Also, many gyms will offer discounts in the summer to get folks back indoors.
4. Check for 4th of July sales on large appliances such as dryers, refrigerators, stoves, and washing machines. Often, some really nice markdowns can be grabbed at these sales.
5. Leading up to 4th of July and Labor Day, you will find grilling/picnic bargains on items such as charcoal, condiments (ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard), lighter fluid, marinades, meats, potato salad, etc…
6. Patriotic decorations of all sorts can be picked up for bargain prices right after the 4th of July. At some of the craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michael’s you may find the bargains leading up to the holiday.
7. July is a great time to buy suits as all the merchandise left from earlier in the year goes on sale to clear out for the fall-winter season (FreeShipping.org).
8. Late July/Early August heralds the rollout of some fantastic school supplies deals. This is a great time to stock up on office supplies, as well. Binders, combination locks, construction paper, glue, markers, notebooks, pencils, pens, scissors, storage bins, and much more can be found at the best prices of the year.
9. In July and August, look for the clear out of summer fun items such as beach bags, beach chairs, beach towels, flip flops, sunscreen, swimsuits, and sun hats, and vanity sunglasses. Also, you will find deals on outdoor inflatables and play sets.
10. Look for late summer bargains on plug in and battery-operated fans and air conditioning window units.
11. August is a great time to grab a computer bargain. Back-to-school sales really crank up. Don’t forget to grab computer accessories, as well.
In the Garden
12. Grow herbs from seed. Some of the easiest to grow include dill, basil, chives, and cilantro.
13. Summer can mean large water bills if you are not careful. Here are 12 Ways to Conserve Water This Summer and Beyond.
14. Keep your eye out for price reductions on spring/summer planting seed packets as the later part of summer rolls around. You can simply store the seeds for the next growing season. Examples of seeds to stock up on include corn, eggplant, melons, peas, tomato, peppers, and zucchini.
15. Many movies theaters offer free or a $1 children’s movies on weekdays during the summer. Simply check the website of your local theaters to see what deals are available in your area.
16. Do you have a bowling alley near you? If so, be sure and check to see if they are participating in the Kids Bowl Free summer program. Your child could be eligible to some free games of the lanes all summer long.
17. Public libraries are well-known for offering all sorts of free summer programs. From arts and crafts to special speakers, it could be happening at your local library.
18. Keep your ears open for word of free concert series in your area. Many cities have taken to offering these free musical events to provide summer community gatherings and attract visitors.
19. Consider taking advantage of a free online mini-classes to learn a new skill. For example, Craftsy provides 40 plus classes ranging from Complete Knife Skills to Transform Your Garden Design.
20. Check with museums and other cultural attractions in your area. Many such entities offer free admission days during the summer to draw in visitors.
Hope that these 20 money saving tips will help you make the most of your summer and your money.
For more money saving tips:
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Natasha Daniels says
Some great ideas to save money! I can’t believe summer is already right around the corner! Yikes!
Summer has really snuck up on us this summer, hasn’t it. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Great list! We’re trying our hand at growing herbs this year for the first time ever. We go through cilantro like mad!
Cilantro grows great from seed. I try to grow it every year. I love it in guacamole and with chicken.
Hi there Sarah!
This list is fantastic, several options are new to me and I will keep out an eye for those bargains.
That is super. So glad is helpful. Intrigued by your post about Calculus for Infants.
Jody @easypeasymom says
Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be referencing this list over the summer!
Great. Hope that the savings add up. Sending some Pinterest love your way.
Marina @ Parental Journey says
I love the ideas, they are great! I love how public libraries have so many things going on, and most people don’t even know about it.
Sometimes I think public libraries are one of the best kept secrets out there.
GREAT TIPS! Will find out about the $1 movies this summer! Please come along & share at today’s Mom Blog Party (we have prizes too!): http://www.momresource.com/mom-blogs
The dollar movies are such a fantastic thing. Something fun to look forward to in the air conditioning in the heat of summer. Thanks so much for stopping by. Sending Pinterest love your way.
Reelika @Financially Wise On Heels says
I am not good at gardening, but I do grow my own herbs. I actually grow them year long. When it’s winter, I just have those in my kitchen and it is just so good to have organics practically free!
That is what I love so much about growing herbs. You can grow them year-round and so easy to do.
Kristy as Giftie Etcetera says
I feel like I need to buy everything on your list! Lol. I actually don’t need most of this, so I will focus on the fruit.
Yes, all sorts of good prices on fresh fruit in the summer. Like your idea about less planner tabs. Sending Pinterest love back your way.
Gail Akeman says
I love the idea of free bowling we have never taken advantage of yet.
I love that is indoors on a hot summer day. Thanks for hopping over. Sending G+ love back your way.
such great tips and ideas! I really need to print this out for hubby and I to go through.
Yes, it is amazing how the little things add up to good savings. Thanks for your tips on how to properly tie your shoes for walking. I am shoe tying impaired, so this should be very helpful. Sending G+ and Pinterest love back your way.
Awesome list of savings! I will definitely try growing herbs from seed. Thanks for linking up. #bloggersbrag
Herbs from seeds really are reallty gardener friendly and so economical.
Great tips to save this summer. I’m going to try and stock up on seasonal fruits and freeze them for later to try to save money.
Such good eats in the summer.
Lou Lou Girls says
Great post! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
Great list! Thanks for sharing with the Frugal Family linky!
Thanks so much. Love your roundup of 40 Ideas for Pretend Play for Kids.
great list here… I have been thinking about getting a new laptop and now I will wait until August!
Yes, definitely great computer deals in August and September.
Melissa French, The More With Less Mom says
I’m waiting for the back-to-school sales to get a new laptop. Thanks for posting. Hello from Thrifty Thursday.
Yes, definitely back to school time for Laptops. I am holding out for an Apple Ipad during that time also.
Great list! We are all about saving money – well, I am because my husband is all about spending… 🙂
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