MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you’re making your to-do list for the day or the week, research shows you might want to wait for certain days of the week to have the best experience. Depending on what you buy, you can save money on those purchases on specific days.
From going to the doctor to shopping and eating out, here’s how to make it the most efficient and cost effective.
The experts at DocZoc, a group that researches doctors, found Mondays are the best days to schedule a doctor appointment because you’ll have the shortest wait. The longest wait times are on Thursdays.
If you need to get gas, you should do it on Tuesdays or Wednesdays if you can. Officials with AAA said it can be about five cents cheaper on average earlier in the week than on Thursday. That’s the worst day to buy because people are getting excited about the weekend and filling up, so prices are higher.
The discount experts at Lifehacker said Wednesdays are the best to grocery shop. Bargain hunters said that’s when stores tend to restock their shelves, so Tuesdays are the worst days for grocery shopping because supplies are low.
Wednesdays are also the best nights to dine out because it is a less popular day at restaurants, so you might get special deals. Saturdays are the worst, because people are more likely to break their diet plans on the weekends.
If you’re looking to add to your wardrobe, do it on Thursdays if at all possible. The experts at Lifehacker said that’s the best day to shop for clothes because it’s when many retailers start rolling out their weekend sales. You’ll also beat the crowds as many wait until they have time on the weekend to go shopping.
If you’re looking to save money on Fridays, you’ll have trouble with pretty much anything. That’s especially when you’re buying electronics, because big sales tend to be earlier to draw in more customers.