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Taking Advantage of Summer Sales 7/2/2018

We all know that summer is the best time to spend all day lying in your hammock and taking a vacation to frolic on the beach. But summer is also a good time to take advantage of some time-sensitive deals and rake in the savings. Here are some of the best items to buy in July and August:


Swimwear – Sales on bathing suits are just too good to pass up during this time of the year. By now, swimsuits have been “on the racks” for several months now, and in some markets, since just after Christmas. Waiting until July to purchase a bathing suit can save you anywhere between 40 to 70 percent off the original retail price, as retailers are eager to clear out their inventory to make room for fall shipments.

Furniture – Your favorite furniture retailer is most likely looking to make room for new models arriving in August, making July prime time for buying new furniture. Planning on taking a vacation this summer and don’t have the cash for a new couch? Don’t sweat it, you can hold off until January when discounts on furniture are also abundant. You could also skip your eligible July Sandia Area loan payment and use the extra cash any way you would like! To learn more, please visit our Skip-a-Payment page.

Patio Furniture –You can say goodbye to that rickety old wicker chair you’ve been sitting in (and barely tolerating), and take advantage of some “outdoor” deals as retailers are starting to focus on back-to-school items. You can get a great deal on things like outdoor tables, chairs and even grills!


Linens – If new sheets or bedding are on your shopping list, you can find plenty of sales on these items during the month of August. Retailers commonly include them as part of back-to-school specials for all of the students headed off to college around this time.

School Supplies – If you’re looking to stock up on pencils, notebooks and paper, August is the time to find these supplies at rock-bottom prices. For even more savings, many states offer a tax-free weekend on all back-to-school basics. Be sure to be on the lookout for our “Tax-Free Weekend” article in a few weeks, as we’ll outline everything you need to know about the New Mexico tax-free holiday!

Summer Apparel - With the summer winding down, it’s time for stores to make room for the latest fall fashions, which means savings for you on everything from shorts and t-shirts to hats and sandals. Depending on where you shop, you may even be able to get your summer gear for as much as 70 percent off!

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