Looking your best doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a lot of money. You don’t have to be rich in order to look fly. You can just as good in a thirty forty dollar outfit, standing next to someone in a one hundred dollar outfit.
You can stretch your money as far as it will take you if you know how to do it. You just have to know where to look and how to go about it.
If you’re about saving money (which I am all the time) then you should know a little something about how to bargain shop. If not, then let me school you on a few things.
You Can Find Great Stuff on Clearance
Just because something’s on clearance doesn’t mean that it’s out of style or no good. I used to think that and OMG was I wrong. I would always pass up the clearance racks because I didn’t think there would be anything good on them.
Well, it took my mom pushing me to the clearance side for me to understand what was really there. I can’t tell you how many great things I’ve gotten at half the price or more.
Back in the day I would find great back to school stuff. I’ve recently found nice sweaters, skirts, pants and even furniture. Yes, furniture. It’s crazy!
When stuff goes on clearance, it’s pretty much because the store has to make room for their new shipments. So when they need to make room in a hurry, they start putting stuff on sale and then eventually pushing it to the clearance isle.
I’m glad to say that I no longer sleep on the clearance section. I always head there first when going into any store.
So if you are pinching pennies or just want to save money, the clearance isles are the way to go. I’m pretty sure you’ll find some great things to add to your collection.
Don’t Be Embarrassed to be Seen in a Thrift Store
Hey, I’m not too good to walk into a thrift store and shop around. I’ve picked up some great pieces at these places. I bought a nice sized Crockpot for ten bucks. Ten bucks people! Do you know how thrilled I was? Those things go for like twenty bucks and up.
I’ve shopped for picture frames, cookware, purses and DVD’s at thrift stores. I’ve even came across classic Nintendo games. Not the Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS that you’re used to. I’m talking about the first Nintendo that came out.
That was way back when, but I still have one, so I was shocked to see that the thrift store even carried them.
Thrift stores aren’t as bad as you think they are. You can find good stuff at more than half the price off. It may be worth your time just to stroll in one and see what they have. You might be shocked at what you find. I sure was.
Ask for Discounts
There have been times where I’ve walked into the store, found something I liked, but it was slightly damaged. So because I still wanted it, I would ask the manager if I could get a discounted price because it was damaged.
I’ll be darned if they take a lower price right then and there. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the phrase, “A closed mouth doesn’t get fed”, but it’s true. If you don’t ask, you’ll never know.
Bargain shopping can take a bit more time than just walking into the store and buying something for regular price, however, it’s worth the time to me.
Are you a bargain shopper? Comment below and let’s talk about it.