No need to deprive yourself of shopping if you're trying to save money! And you don't need to become an extreme couponer either to get some great deals. How do you do it? Follow these tips that smart shoppers use to shop more and spend less.
Before you go out to buy something, check those closets to make sure you don't already have it, or something similar! This goes for food, clothes, or even household items.
You're less likely to buy something you don't need when you shop online, so try that before you go to the store.
They're just as durable as Tupperware, and come with your food!
Write it down and keep it in your wallet next to the picture of your dog. That way you'll have a constant reminder not to exceed it.
Of course, those chips look delicious when you're starving. But do you really need them? Eating before you shop can help you stick to your grocery list.
It's pretty simple. No more cash, no more stuff!
If you regularly shop somewhere and they offer discounts in the form of gift cards, take them.
Make a shopping list beforehand. Sticking to it can help you avoid buying things you don't.
For any non-perishables that you always need, buying in bulk is the way to go.
Buy your bikini in the late summer-- it'll be half-off and give you the motivation to fit into it next season.
For things like medicines and household items, go for the generic. It'll get the job done just the same and save you cash.
If you're going to be in a rush, choose another time to go shopping. You may end up regretting what you buy. Take your time and really think about each purchase.
As impressive as it is to finish a bag of Cheetos in 4 minutes, think about how much better you'll feel without the extra calories or hole in your wallet.
Get as much as you can at the cheapest store, and move to more expensive stores for things you want to spend more on.
Buying basic pieces that will last a long time is better than buying pieces that will go out of style quickly.
Grocery stores are designed so you have to cross the whole store to get the basics, like eggs and milk. But try not to weave between every aisle, adding more and more to your cart.