7. Buy Online
I prefer to buy online than go to a store. You can save lots of money this way! I’ll go to the store to see the items in person, but will then go and buy them online if I know I can save money. Worried that you’ll order the wrong size? Retailers have size charts online where you can find out what size to order based on your body measurements, so you will be able to order the correct size.
I’ll give you an example of how much money I saved recently by buying online: I’ve been wanting a hot pink crew neck sweater. I was in J. Crew Factory this past weekend and saw one in the store. The retail price was $74.50. I bought it online because they had a special sale online, used a promo code in my email, plus used my J. Crew credit card. The sweater’s final price was $29.63, over 60% off!
8. Use Retailer Credit Card
If you shop at retailer store or online regularly like Old Navy or J. Crew Factory, I would advise getting a credit card from the retailer. When they have sales, they will offer more money off or more of a percentage off your order. A few weeks ago, Old Navy had a sale where everyone 25%, but cardholders saved 30%. It’s important to pay the card balance off at the end of the month or they will add interest to your balance.
Here’s another example of how I saved money recently by following a few of my tips. About a month ago, Old Navy had a Super Cash promo where you received a $10 coupon for every $25 you spent. This past week you could redeem your Super Cash. I went online and picked out two items, which totaled $79.88 (my order had to total at least $75 to use the $30 Super Cash coupon). Also, I used my Old Navy credit card (which is a Visa card and you can use it anywhere that accepts Visa and gets points for your purchases), and I had a $30 promo on my card, got free shipping and only paid $.99 in tax. I saved in sales tax because the sales tax at the store would have been 9%. My total order was $20.87, over 60% off!
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