First take a second to think. What is your favorite store? or Where do you buy most of your clothes from? Now have you ever bought something from there, for full price, to see that a week later it was on sale? Don’t let this happen to you anymore. If you pay close enough attention you wont have to buy anything at full price again.
Every store has a website that you can simply create an account on by using your email. I know that this may seem annoying at first, not wanting to fill your inbox with ‘shopping’ mail, but if you’re a big online shopper or god forbid go to school somewhere that you don’t have access to a mall, it’s worth it! Even the priciest of places like Neiman Marcus have mid-day dashes up to 65% off designer clothes, or just receiving a code to get your shipping for free will help save you money. After having an account set up, you will realize that stores have sales all of the time, almost every other weekend there is a deal on something. But how do you know what to buy?
Here’s a trick I recently started doing once I went to college. I would go into my favorite store and try on everything I liked, but I would not purchase anything unless it was on sale. I would take note of the “splurge” items that I wanted and write down their style number, size, color on my phone to save for later. Then when I went back home I would add these items to my ‘wish list’ on the store’s website, and would just check it every time I received an email about another sale at the store. This is such an easy way to make sure what you’re buying you not only love and fits you right, but is not breaking your bank.
In addition to this, opening a store credit card will also save you additional money and give you access to exclusive deals in the store. But if you are hesitant to have more bills to pay, just make sure you always give your email address when you are purchasing items in the store. This may seem annoying and time consuming, but it’s definitely worth it! Companies track how much money certain email accounts are spending and how often they are making purchases, and will give you better deals the more they see you are shopping at their store.
By: Erica Spera
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