10 Shopping Tips To Save Money
Coupon clipping and bargain hunting are a great way to save money, but not the only way as shown by these ten shopping tips to save money! You may never travel to an outlet mall, or catch the midnight fire sale, but know that there are savings all around you-you need only look for ways to save money. The large red tags and clearance signs are an obvious draw, but you need to be on the lookout for the hidden sales right under your nose. These sure-fire tips will keep the money where you want it-in your wallet.
- Sign up for the "preferred card" or "savings card" issued by the store. If you do not have a card, no problem, ask the clerk to scan hers for you. They all have a card, and will use it if you request it.
- Purchase fresh food items marked down at the end of the day. If you don't see any out, ask at the counter. They may be in the back.
- Sale items are not always the best buy. Frequently if you look at the larger size, you will see it costs less per ounce than the sale item. This is another great way to save money!
- You do not have to have a membership at Sam's Club, or B.J.'s Warehouse to shop there. Ask for a temporary card at the service desk; it's good for one day only, but it will save you money.
- Do not shy away from discount clubs because you have to buy in bulk-share the expense with a friend or family and split the goods and the price.
- Shop for items in smaller stores. Larger chains do not negotiate; smaller stores carrying the same item will usually offer a price less than the larger retailer in order to make the sale.
- Do not tip your hand to the sales person-even if you are purchasing an entire wardrobe; wait until you have all of the garments at the counter and then ask for the best price for the whole lot.
- Shop owners are more inclined to give you a discount at the end of the day before closing, especially if sales have been slow that day. Monday and Tuesday are typically slow days for retailers.
- Purchase display and floor model merchandise, usually the warranty is still valid.
- Check online before making a purchase. If it is on sale online-and you can prove it-the retailer will give you the sale price. Didn’t have time to check online? Have the clerk look it up for you.