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?
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