What to Look for in Spring Shopping Deals
Spring is a great season for shopping. The holidays are a distant memory and we’re all in the mood for something fresh and new after a cold, stale winter. Before you load up your cart, check out what the best deals are for spring, and what you can hold off to get until summertime.
This is great news for people gearing up for a big summer trip. If your current luggage isn’t in shape to withstand the stress of travel, spring is the perfect season to replace it with a rolling suitcase, carry-on, or oversized tote that can take the pressure.
Imagine the freshness of clean sheet day all the time. That’s what a new mattress feels like, so it’s no surprise that spring is a great time for mattresses. Most mattress stores are shifting inventory while they prep for their Memorial Day sales.
Shopping for in-season clothing makes it hard to find deals, but it’s easy to stock up for the coming seasons. If you wore your coat out in this frigid Kansas City winter, spring is a great time to buy a new one in anticipation of next year—even though we can hope it isn’t that cold again for a long time.
Both big and small kitchen appliances tend to go on sale in spring. That means everything from a countertop mixer to a new dishwasher could suddenly drop to a very reasonable price. Keep your eyes peeled for deals nearby.
Spring could also be a season of saving, especially if you have a summer of travel coming up. Shopping deals and sticking to the necessities can help you get the best of both worlds—a saver and a spender who is savvy at both!
Kat’s Money Corner is posted in the Kansas City Star every week. Kat Hnatyshyn, when not blogging or caring for her little ones, is a manager with CommunityAmerica Credit Union. For more financial chatter, follow us on Twitter @CommunityAmerCU.