Our hard earned income nowadays go to mortgages, credit card bills, utilities, food, shopping, and so on. Well just because you don’t have a lot of cash doesn’t mean you have to tie a rope around your shopping needs. Here are some tips on how to save big on things that you want.
Look for discount coupons online, in newspapers and magazines is a great way to save money. Manufacturer’s coupons can be used in most places such as drugstores, supermarkets or wherever coupons are accepted. You can use them not only for groceries but also for restaurants, movies, drugstores, department stores. If you’re tired looking and clipping coupons, try purchasing a discount membership card. Make sure to choose a membership that has an affordable monthly payment. The money you’re going to save a month should outweigh the price of the card.
Go to discount outlets to shop for clothes; they are an excellent choice for saving money. Designer outlets have designer clothes at great prices. Try the bigger discount department stores like Kohl’ s, Walmart, Ross, Marshall’s and Target and get great items without giving quality. Quality lasts longer than quantity. When you buy online, try eBay for great clothes or fine department store sites. Don’t forget to check for promo codes. You might save on shipping or get a percentage off.
If you like to read, make use of your local library for the newest titles. If you want to keep your books, why not buy them second hand at places like Half.com where you can buy new and used things at half prices. If you like magazines, read the online version to see if you really want to buy the print copy. They usually have articles on their website. If you do buy the print copy, swap with your friends so you all have new issues of different magazines. You can use the library for DVD’s and CD use too. You can also try buying eBooks online. If you wish not to have clutters in your house or just don’t have enough space for your books, buying eBooks will resolve that. eBooks are a great way to save money, they are cheap and it’s environmentally friendly. We can probably not only save money but also help saving trees around the world.
Cutting down on your shopping bills is just one aspect of saving money, but it will surely help cut down on your monthly budget and stretch your income a little further. Be a smart shopper and a penny saver. Keep your eyes open for sale prices, discounts, free trials, and purchase a membership shopping card if you have to. A penny saved is a penny earned. It will save you lots of money in the long run.