Sunday, November 29, 2015

Buying on a Budget in Today's Economy

Hello Everyone!


In today's economy people are looking for ways to save a few dollars. I thought this would be a good topic to post since the holidays season is here (and to post in general). Today I bring you a few of my tips on how I try to save money when making purchases.


1. Do Your Homework


When buying on a budget, you should try and exhaust all your money saving options. Look for bargains, sales, coupons etc.


2. Use Coupons


As I mentioned in tip #1, if you do your homework you can find a coupon on most items. I'm NOT an extreme couponer, but I do like to use coupons. I've saved so much money by couponing. When couponing make sure you look at the dates of expiration etc.


3. Price Match


Check the store(s) policy about price matching. I know that Walmart does price matching. As the holiday season approaches (and in general), this will come in handy with saving a few dollars.


4. Buy in Bulk


When stores have products that I like or need on sale. I might buy in bulk. Depending on what your purchasing, you sometimes can buy two products for the price of one.


 5. Check for Mistakes in the Store with Pricing


Lets say an item was on sale last week for $2.50 and this week its $4.00, but store still has the item for $2.50 the store has to honor that price of $2.50. Many people don't know that.


6. Check for Damages


Another thing people dont realize if you buy a product and it is damaged this can vary from clothing to food, the merchant can offer the same product/item at full price. If you insist on purchasing the current damaged product/item, the merchant should offer you a discount or you can request for a discount price.


7. Purchase Items During Off Season


Near the end of or after a season or holiday, you will notice that items go on sale. Sometimes you can find items for 50%-75%.


8. Shop the Clearance Section


Some of my most favorite items come from the clearance section (especially Victoria's Secret). Clearance is another area that you may save up to 50%-75% off depending on the store.



Those are few of my tips on buying on a budge in today's economy. What are some of your budgeting tips?



Thanks for stopping by my blog!




22 comments:

  1. interesting post dear...thanks for sharing
    kisses

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  2. This is a great post Pilar! I'm not an extreme couponer either, but I there's places where I won't shop unless I have them or things are on sale. And I always like to buy things in bulk too!

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    1. Thanks! I have stock piles, but like I said I'm not an exteme couponer. I like to buy in bulk since I find it more convenient than making several trips to the store. When bulk items are on sale it makes things even better lol!

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  3. Great post! I try to save money when I go shopping as well. For example, I refuse to shop at Bath and Body Works without a coupon or during a sale! Some of their prices are ridiculous!

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    1. Thanks! I agree, I won't shop at BABW without a coupon or during sale either!

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  4. Ooooh yes, I never buy anything without checking for discounts or coupons first. And if it's not discounted/couponed, I'll probably wait it out until there is one or until I forget about it, lol. I guess both ways can save money :P

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. I agree both ways you mention save money!

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  5. These are great tips Pilar!! And always make sure to ask retailers if you can combine coupons etc, sometimes they will if they are smaller stores!

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    1. Thanks Margo! I totally forgot about combining coupons! Some stores are more generous with letting customers combine coupons than other stores.

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  6. Great tips, Pilar! I usually head straight to the clearance section every time I enter a store. If you check expiration dates carefully, you can find some really marked down items that are still good at the grocery store.

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    1. Thanks! If I'm looking in the clearance section in the grocery store, I defenitely check the expiration date!

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  7. This is a great list of tips, Pilar! I completely agree with shopping at the clearance bin, there's so many amazing deals that we can get.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks! I agree! I've some great discount items in the clearance section!

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  8. Love these money saving tips.

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  9. i keep my eye on the price and i love the clearance section!

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  10. I'm always scoping for sales and discounts. I hate paying full price for anything nowadays. HaHaHa
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    1. I know! I will pay full price, but I rather find a discount price lol!

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