It’s knowing where to shop so you can save, and knowing how to save wherever you shop that would give you unabashed joy.
In this age of life hacks and digital shortcuts, not being money savvy is no longer acceptable. Sure, you may earn a lot but you should be smart about spending your money, too. Cliché as it sounds, money doesn’t grow on trees. It’s a must to have a good relationship with money to purchase products.
But then there’s shopping—who can resist, right? The good news is, you don’t have to deprive yourself of the joy it brings. Yes, even if you’re on a budget. The key is to be updated on the best deals and discounts that exist online. How? Read on:
1. Use those gift cards during sale season.
Gift cards are awesome presents because they’re as good as money in the shopping experience. They become even more valuable during sale season! Save yours for a shopping spree around January or February when most brands hold sales, or sign up for shopping newsletters to get news about clearance sales.
2. Watch out for that hashtag.
Follow fashion, lifestyle, and tech influencers on Twitter and be on the lookout for their tweets about certain brands and items. Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World author Mark Ellwood said, “their tweets could turn you on to a sale you otherwise wouldn’t have known about,” in an interview with Business Insider.
3. Secure your location when online shopping.
Through a Virtual Private Network, that is. With price discrimination more prevalent nowadays, you’d want to try to keep your location or the device you’re shopping from protected from department store retailers. You’ll get to avoid bloated charges this way.
Someone once said, “whoever said money can’t buy happiness, doesn’t know where to shop.” The new reality now, though, is that you’ll be truly happy not just by knowing which locations to shop. It’s knowing where to shop so you can save, and knowing how to save wherever you shop that would give you unabashed joy and reach your customer expectations.