Monday, October 10, 2016

How to be Frugal with Sales

Are some sales really a great bargain?  Not really.  For example when a grocery store is having a sale of 10 items for $10.00 this forces the consumer to impulse purchase all 10 of the same item when it is not necessary.  Therefore, the consumer is spending more on their grocery items than they expected.

While at the grocery store don't just look at the end-cap sales. You know, the pretty presentation at the end of each aisle.  Walk down the aisle and look at the top shelf and bottom shelf.  You will be surprised that you will find a better bargain.  Grocery stores put the brand items and other sales that really are not sales at eye level.

Clothing Purchases

Shop for clothing at consignment shops and places such as Goodwill and Salvation Army.  Most of these clothes are top brand named clothing and look brand new. You can even find free winter coats at Goodwill and the Salvation Army during October and November.

Trade clothing with friends

Get together with your friends and have a clothing swap party.  Not only is it a fun way to get together (serve some wine and cheese) you will end up with a new wardrobe.

Vehicle Purchases

The best time to purchase a new vehicle is in the Fall.  The new vehicles are coming out during this time and the vehicle dealerships want to get rid of last years model.  Find a vehicle you want and you will be able to negotiate to the price you want to pay for your vehicle.

Coupons

Use coupons only for the items you need.  Coupons also forces impulse purchases.  If you have a coupon for $.50 off an item look around and you will find the same item (it may not be brand name) for less than what you used the coupon for.

For those 'extreme coupon' people that brag they only purchased an entire grocery basket of food for $1.00 actually end up with a storage of items that just may go bad prior to usage.  Not to mention, not all States allow this type of extreme coupon usage.

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Always shop around and compare prices.  Just because you see something on sale at a store doesn't mean you have to purchase it. Try shopping on-line because you may find the same item for a cheaper price.

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