Shopping on a Budget:
Shopping while trying not to break the bank can altogether be a difficult task. Especially when one is trying to tackle this “oh-so” tedious project on a budget. If you are loving the current trends but don’t want to cash out all of your coins at once, then here’s what you need to know…
Research Time! Search for Coupons and Sales:
There are multiple methods of shopping. Such as retail and department stores, outlet malls, online shopping and so much more! Retail stores are the perfect place to browse for more affordable threads because there’s more than likely a sale section. Woo – hoo! Which is the place to be if you are a bargain hunter like me. Sale sections usually offer clothing that has been marked down 40% or more off of the original price. Which is amazing because the goal is to save! Clothing in the sale section usually showcases marked down items either from a previous or current season that’s almost come to an end. After all, you can purchase past season sale items now and rock them next time around.
Department stores are constantly hosting amazing sales. Such as holiday promotions, percentage off sales, BOGO’s, and the list goes on. A great way to keep up with your local department store sales is through your local newspaper, or the department store’s website.
Online shopping has its many advantages if you are a bargain hunter. For example, sales can easily be found via online shopping vs physically shopping at your local retail stores. Another great thing about shopping online is that you can compare the prices of your desired items before finalizing your purchase. This can usually be done when that specific item is sold at multiple online retailers. Furthermore, shopping in the comfort of your home saves time and money. You don’t have to worry about waiting on long checkout lines nor traveling expenses. And last but not least, you won’t feel pressured to make impulsive decisions by “pushy” sales people. Happy Coins Saving!
Shop at Outlet Malls/Stores:
Outlet malls sell slightly damaged or leftover quality goods at lower prices than department stores and other retail stores. The leftover items that are sold at outlet stores are usually items from previous seasons. Which is a great explanation as to why those items are priced at a lower retail value. In the long run, shopping at outlets are a great way to save yourself a couple bucks while purchasing quality clothing.
Make a Wish List:
Creating Wish lists are a fantastic way to organize items that you absolutely adore without having to add them to your cart instantaneously. This shopping method allows you to determine everything you love, while having the option to prioritize what you want or need the most! Perhaps you may want to purchase half of your wishlist items this pay period. There’s nothing wrong with waiting to purchase the second half of your wish list at a later date.
Sign up for a Monthly Subscription Box:
There are a ton of monthly fashion subscription boxes that offer everything from shoes, accessories, clothing, and a combination of the three. Style based subscription boxes tailor custom boxes to fit the clients’ needs by asking their potential customers general style related questions. From there, a selection of handpicked items are formulated and packaged into a box , followed by a monthly delivery right to their clients’ door steps. Subscribing to this type of monthly box allows consumers to monitor their monthly spending habits more easily than splurging at a high end department store. The cost of a subscription box is normally the same dollar amount each month. Allowing consumers to have a full on awareness when it comes to strategizing their monthly spending patterns. With that said, a consumer is less likely to experience going over budget.
Hope you enjoyed my saving advice! If you have any tips that you’d like to share with the Anires Style community please drop your comments below.