Who knew Wednesdays held such value?! / Huntstock/Getty Images
Smart shopping is as much a matter of when you buy as what you buy. Here are ways to help you get the most for your money:
Wednesday generally finds the least expensive gas prices. From there, costs tend to increase on through the weekend.
As with gasoline, airline ticket prices are generally at their lowest on Wednesdays, says Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS News.
Time your grocery trips to the day that stores’ circulars come out, suggests Leah Ingram, author of Suddenly Frugal. Aim for as early in the day as possible to avoid getting shut out on popular items. (But if that happens, don’t be shy about asking for a rain check.)
Web deals on women’s clothes are also hot on Wednesdays, says Farnoosh Torabi, author of Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset. According to researchers at ShopItToMe.com, the average discount on women’s and kids’ clothing was 40% on Wednesdays — the steepest all week.