Cheapest Days of the Week To Do All Kinds of Things
These days anytime, any day, and any way that you can save some money is appreciated. The researchers and writers at Reader's Digest have put together a list of the best days to do things for less money.
Cheapest Day to Have Yard Work Done
There is a reason why hiring landscaping work on the weekends is cheaper than during the week. No one likes to hear mowing on the weekends. (Although in my neighborhood that's when most people do it!) Plus a lot of people plan stuff at their homes on spring and summer weekends and don't want the landscaper working then.
Cheapest Day to Go To the Movies
We're not just talking matinees here, although they are always a good choice and usually less crowded. Tuesdays are the days when a lot of theater chains offer discounts. Plus you can even get other perks by signing up for loyalty rewards.
Cheapest Day to Buy a Car
Believe it or not - -Sunday is the best day to find yourself a vehicle. One study even indicated the savings on that day could be right around 10%. The next best day to go car shopping is Tuesday.
Cheapest Day for Grocery Shopping
The days to get your grocery list together and get to the store are Wednesday and Thursday. There are a lot of specials on those days and the stores are typically less crowded on a weekday than a weekend.
Cheapest Day to Buy Gas
A 2021 GasBuddy survey discovered that Monday was the best day to fill your tank. The next best days are Friday and Sunday.
Cheapest Day To Go Home Shopping
According to RD (Reader's Digest), this is kind of a no-brainer. Mondays and Tuesdays are the best days to buy a home for several reasons. There is less interest during the week and sellers may be disappointed that they didn't sell their home the weekend before and may be more willing to negotiate.
Cheapest Day To Fly Somewhere
Because lots of people fly out on a Friday and try to return on a Sunday, you definitely want to avoid those days. So try to fly out on a Tuesday or Wednesday and save yourself some cash.
Cheapest Day to Book a Hotel
Remember how people are flying home on Sundays? This leaves empty rooms on that day, so - - Sunday is the best day to scoop up a deal on a hotel room. Maybe a one-night getaway is just perfect for you. Well, Sunday is the night.
Cheapest Day for A Little Retail Therapy
Avoid the weekends. Not only will it be easier on your wallet, it will be easier on your mind too. Retailers will release sales on Thursdays, so you'll get the best selection and prices on that day.
Cheapest Day to Have Your Hair Done
Any weekday is a better day to book a haircut, color, or style than a weekend. But ask your salon if there are days when they offer discounted "dos" from trainees. That could really save you money, but do this only if you'll be comfortable with the results, no matter what.
What About Buying Beer and Wine?
Mondays are beer restocking days, so prices should be down a bit on that day. Tuesday and Wednesday are the best days to find yourself a nice bottle of vino. Just avoid the weekend. Like a lot of other things, you'll be avoiding crowds and higher prices.