Easy Ways to Save While SHOPPING.
- (Online Shopping). Join Ebates.com.
If you’re an online shopper, Ebates is the way to go. I heard about this through Katy DeGroot (Beauty Vlogger). It is very easy to use and a great way to save money. Basically, many large retailers offer cash back for shopping at their stores. Ebates will pay you via paypal or paper check sent to your address.
- Make an Ebates.com account.
- When wanting to shop, you can go to Ebates.com, enter store name, and “begin shopping”
- Download a plugin for your browser which is what I do. Each time you log onto a store, there will be a pop up letting you know how much cash back you’re eligible for.
- (Online Shopping) Search for ‘promo codes’ when shopping online.
This is pretty self-explanatory. Shopping at pac sun? Do a quick google search for ‘pacsun promo codes’. You’re usually bound to find something!
- Live @ the clearance rack.
This is pretty much my life motto. No matter what store I go to (Target, H&M, Old Navy, Forever 21, Ulta, etc) I always opt for the clearance sections first. It’s such an easy way to save money. I live for fashion, but I also want to save money for those student loans and that dream home. I’m not the type to spend all of my hard earned money on clothes. Believe me, the clearance sections usually have some great finds!
I am all about after season sales. At the end of the summer, there will be sales everywhere getting rid of their summer outfits. Buy them at extremely discounted prices and save them for next year! Things always come back in style. And if they don’t, you make them work! Be a trend setter.
For example, even for home décor or holiday items, after season sales are amazing. I make it a point to go to my local target EVERY December 26th. I can find wrapping paper, boxes, tissue, gift bags, themed Tupperware, ornaments, etc at such a cheap price and save them for the following Christmas!
- Price adjustments.
Okay, so this one is actually really rare for me. I typically only do this once or twice a year at Victoria’s Secret. I worked at VS for my first two years of college so I got hooked on their products. I also learned ways to save money! VS hosts their “Semi-Annual Sale (SAS)” in January and in June each year. Each year they display their discount bras, bikinis, fragrances, apparel, panties, everything. And each year they end up getting more discounted as the days pass. So, if you see something you like, buy it, wait 13-14 days (check receipt to confirm), and go back to the store and see if your items on your receipt have dropped in price. If they have, they will happily return the excess amount of money! Voila! Saving money any way we can.