Are you a shopaholic mom and are draining out the majority of your income owing to these shopping bouts? Sure, the terms ‘mom’ and ‘shopaholic’ don’t mix well, in most cases. But now that your yearly credit report govt has shown a proof of your ill shopping habits, you realize that you somehow need to cut back. Don’t worry! This article does not aim to point out the drawbacks of shopping but rather help you by providing easy money saving tips for a better shopping experience. Prepare yourself for the next time when the shopping bug bites you by following the 3 simple money saving tips given below:
1. Shop Online
Online shopping is the way the majority of the world shops today. Shopping online will save on numerous small expenditures that come with shopping when you are visiting the retail stores physically. It saves on your travelling (which is a considerable amount owing to the ever increasing fuel prices) as most stores offer free shipping and delivery.
2. Use Coupons
You will find numerous online websites that are offering deals and coupons for discounted prices at various stores around your city. Some of these deals are restricted for online shopping while most of them extend as discount coupons for physical shopping. Make the most of these deals and use them as much as you can. Subscribe to these online deals in order to get them in your email inbox directly.
Many online retailers have their own discounts also. You can avail these discounts simply by purchasing from these websites. Also, consider registering for various loyalty programs and reward point programs for availing added discounts on your purchases.
3. Shop In Bulk
Is physically visiting retail stores still your preferred method of shopping? Then you must consider buying in bulk as most retail stores offer bulk shopping discounts for its customers. You can buy a year’s worth of supplies and this way you will be paying much lesser than the actual per unit price. What you need to remember is that you must check the expiry date of the products (if your product has one) when you are bulk shopping.
Many online stores are also known for giving bulk-shopping discounts to their customers.
Remember that cutting down on your impulsive shopping sprees is the best way to save money and improve your credit scores. In case you are unable to do so, following these 3 tips will ensure shopping is a less expensive affair.
Today’s guest post was provided by Brenda Lyttle.