How To Save On Those Big Ticket Items

July 5, 2012 12:00 AM
How To Save On Those Big Ticket Items
" BOSTON (CBS) – Vacations, cars, TVs, appliances, furniture, computers or a college education. Basically any big purchases you can plan for.

Obviously if your washing machine dies and you have three kids you are not going to the Laundromat every day until washers go on sale. But big-ticket items do go on sale and they go on sale frequently so with some planning you can save big bucks. If your washer is old and will need replacing soon, start shopping.

Vacations:  Try off-season or packaged deals. Check out the cheap deals online. Book cruises far in advance or at the last minute. Check the airline websites for last-minute deals or book your airline tickets well in advance as well.

The low cost airlines don’t always give you a bargain. Check into what those extra fees will be. I had used Frequent Flyer miles for a trip but they got us on the luggage with fees of $200.

Check out Triple A or AARP discounts if you are eligible. Most summer vacations start with a family getting into their car and driving off. If money is tight this summer, consider a staycation instead of a vacation "

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