Most readers of this blog will already be aware of the three tent poles to everyday savings. Store sales are step one, finding discounts is step two and step three amounts to buying in bulk. These three steps may seem self-explanatory to those who are already of the Make Money Make Cents mentality. But to those among you who haven’t got a clue where to start, here are some tips on how to begin your savings journey:
1. Looking for store sales does not have to mean that you physically get yourself to a store. Sure, Topman may offer fantastic seasonal clearance offers but if you want the utmost of style and comfort at the best possible price you don’t have to brave the droves of Uni kids taking advantage of their student discount. Online shopping provides you with the extra bonus of your new threads being delivered straight to your door and good retailers like Forever 21 will offer free shipping along with your youthful new look.
2. Physical discount coupons still exist but let’s be realistic: paper is a thing of the past. The easiest and most expedient way to track down those desired discounts in the here and now is once again the wonder of the modern world: the Internet. There are even sites like Groupon which offer a huge array of promotional and discount coupons. With just a click of your mouse and few key keystrokes you can find coupons that will help you; from getting everyday groceries at Walgreens to treating yourself to specialty buys like making that photo album you’ve wanted, courtesy of Shutterfly.
3. Finally, to buy in bulk you have to be smart about it. If you’re getting perishables make certain that you are not overestimating what you can consume. Focus your bulk purchasing on non-perishable items for which you have the storage space. And once you combine bulk buying with bulk store sales and discount coupons for your bulk purchases you’ll be well on your way.