Kathie Lee & Hoda: What To Buy Right Now
Summer is full of good deals, but timing is everything. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with Kim Lankford, Contributing Editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, with the scoop on what to buy right now, including gym memberships, using promo codes and more.
What To Buy Right Now: Store Sales
Kim Lankford said this time of year is when everyone is on vacation and at the beach, so this is a great time for deals. The stores are offering you deals to try and get you into their stores.
What To Buy Right Now: Christmas In July Sales
Kim Lankford said that some of the Christmas in July and Black Friday in July sales are gimmicky and not as good as you can get in November. As the end of the seasons wind down, furniture and clothing and back-to-school sales can get good deals.
What To Buy Right Now: Sales Tax Holidays
Kim Lankford said that 17 states are offering sales tax free days and usually at the beginning of August, so right around back-to-school shopping. Lankford said they usually have a specific list of what you can get without sales tax, but they come with catches. Some clothes might have to be $100 or less. You don’t want to go over $100 because they’ll charge you the sales tax.
What To Buy Right Now: Promo Codes
Kim Lankford said this is where some of the websites are awesome. DealNews.com, GottaDeal and Offers.com are great and they will help you find promo codes that will offer you an additional amount off some of the sales.
What To Buy Right Now: Outdoor Furniture Discounts
Kim Lankford said to look for outdoor furniture discounts right now and make sure to get free shipping. Macy’s has an offer now to get about 15% off furniture and get free shipping if $199 or more purchase. Lankford said if you order online, you can get free shopping.
What To Buy Right Now: Gym Memberships
Kim Lankford said that right now is a great time to negotiate lower-fee gym memberships. Most expect you to do it in January, but do it now for lower rates.