Everyone loves to save money when the opportunity is available (especially the average college student). You always hear that “timing is everything”, and the same goes for purchasing merchandise. If you follow a few of these guidelines laid out from different experts, you can get the most bang for your buck.

Days of the week:

Kelli Grant, from smartmoney.com claims that Thursday, before 10 A.M. is the best time to purchase gas.

Why: The price of oil isn’t the only factor influencing costs at your local pump. Consumer usage plays a role, too — and weekend demand is high, says Jason Toews, co-founder of GasBuddy.com, a price-monitoring site. Prices usually swing upward on Thursdays as travelers fuel up to head out the following day. By hitting the pump before 10 a.m. (when many station owners change their prices), you’ll beat the rush and the price jump.

Read more on what days to purchase items such as airplane tickets, books, cars, clothing, entertainment, and food at Kelli’s post on smartmoney.com.

Months in the year:

The blog, Frugal for life, says that there are shopping seasons, or months that merchandise is generally cheaper. For instance, January is the best month to purchase bedding, TVs, winter clothing, and toys. Check out the full 12 month list at Frugal for life.

Other money-saving tips:

Most people don’t know that they are eligible for a monthly discount on their cell phone bill either through their employer or an educational discount. Check out how to score a discount on your monthly cellular bill at jkOnTheRun.

HackCollege always brings college students different ways to save some valuable cash. Check out our money category for an archive of money-saving posts.

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