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Online Shopping: What’s the Best Day of the Week to Shop Your Favorite Sites?

June 17, 2015
by Maryann Akinboyewa
Contributor

Do you plan your online shopping based around the day of the week? You should!

You may already know about finding great deals based on the time of year or month, but even the day of the week can affect the price you’ll pay. For example, did you know Wednesday at 1 a.m. is the best time to purchase airline tickets? The travel industry isn’t the only one. In fact, many retailers will wait until certain days to release their discounts.

Curious about what days of the week are best for shopping at your favorite online stores? Rather Be Shopping recently posted a guide on when and where to shop online and score the best deals. Here are a few of the retailer sites to check out:

Michaels.com

Are you a passionate DIY-er? You’re in luck! The arts and crafts retail chain Michaels releases in-store and online coupons on Sunday mornings, so try waiting until the end of the week to score awesome deals. Coupons can range from 30-60% off!

AbeBooks.com

Headed back to school in the fall? AbeBooks sells 1,000+ books and textbooks worldwide. Every Monday, AbeBooks offers new coupons and book deals. Offers can vary from 10% to 50% off.

BananaRepublic.com

You don’t have to break the bank to shop at Banana! Every Wednesday, Banana Republic adds new items to their sales category. In addition, they release new coupons, so you can even save on full-price items.

OfficeDepot.com

Sundays are the best days to shop Office Depot’s Deal Center. Office Depot coupons also tend to pop up on Sundays and Mondays.

Gap.com

Most of Gap’s coupons come out on Tuesdays. Offers vary and can include up to 40% off your entire online order! Here are a few more ways to save money at Gap.

LandsEnd.com

Tuesday is the best day to shop at the clothing retailer Lands’ End, both in terms of site-wide savings and deals within specific clothing categories.

BestBuy.com

Don’t forget your tech products! Every Friday, Best Buy releases new coupon codes with discounts. The deals are usually category specific and involve savings on HDTVs, laptops and appliances.

Want more savings? Head on over to Rather Be Shopping to find out the best days to shop at these online retailers.

Your Turn: Do you plan your shopping around the day of the week?

Maryann Akinboyewa is a social media strategist and writer. Say hello on twitter @himaryann!

by Maryann Akinboyewa
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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