Six Ways to Save Money on Everything
The competition for customers is fierce, and retailers lower their prices every day. Bargain hunters know it is possible to never pay full price for anything. Here are six ways you can start saving money on your shopping trips.
Ask for a Lower Price
Before giving the cashier your credit card, ask about sales promotions. You might not be aware of an ongoing sale, or the store might offer you a discount simply for purchasing multiple items.
Compare Prices Online
You can compare prices while you are waiting in line. Go to the company website on your phone and search for deals. Some retailers will accept discount codes from major coupon websites.
Keep Your Receipts
After making your purchase, keep your receipts for a few weeks. Many retailers offer a low price guarantee, and they allow customers to return merchandise if the price is lowered within a week. Also, sometimes you can find the item cheaper at another store. Make sure to always read the return policy information on your receipts.
Sign up for Company Emails
Many retailers offer special discounts to email subscribers. When you sign up for a company newsletter, you will be alerted of sales promotions. Some companies will send you coupons on your birthday.
Buy out of Season
Buying items in season is trendy, but you can save several hundreds of dollars by purchasing items out of season. Every year, the prices on holiday items are reduced a few days after the holiday. You can stock up on holiday decorations at low prices if you shop one week after the holiday. You can find great deals on winter clothing if you purchase sweaters and boots in the summer.
Check the Newspaper
Many retailers still advertise coupons in the newspaper. It only takes a few seconds to clip coupons, and many companies advertise buy one get one free offers in newspapers.
In the past, newspapers were the only way to find coupons. The Internet has allowed frugal consumers several more ways to save money. Start pinching pennies, and you can use your extra cash for more shopping trips.