Even if you can afford it, there’s no reason not to get a good deal on it. Practically Spoiled is just that, Practically Spoiled. You may have to work a little harder, but in the end, saving some hard earned money and still getting what you want is incredibly rewarding. Here’s how:
- Learn to shop differently. Rather then browsing the full price merchandise in a store, head right back to the sale racks and start there. Many of the private label clothing stores have a 4 to 6 week rotation of merchandise. That full price item you like now will be on sale sooner than you think. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.
- Don’t just stare at a sale rack, get in there! I know, I know, a sale rack can look terrifying (like a tornado hit it, twice) but don’t let that turn you away. It probably turned many others away and there’s some good stuff to be had in the eye of the storm. A messy rack could = your amazing bargain.
- If you really can’t bring yourself to dig in the sale racks, go shopping early in the morning. The racks will be cleaned up from the night before and the same bargains will be there (maybe even a few more!)
- If you’re online shopping, take the same approach. Browse the sale or clearance sections first. Always look for additional savings by Googling “(insert store here) coupon codes”. You may be able to find free shipping or even a percentage off. Also, check to see if that store has a Facebook or Twitter page. Many times by “liking” or “following” the store you’ll be eligible for special coupons and promotions.
- Like labels? Shop outlets and off-price stores like Nordstroms Rack, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Loehmann’s. Of course follow the rules above. I’ve scored incredible things on sale/clearance racks at discount stores, like a pair of Paper Denim jeans for $3 (Marshalls), a Gucci top for $26.70 (Gucci Outlet – see receipt!) and Sam Edelman wedges for $7 (TJ Maxx.)
Next shopping trip, make a change! It takes a bit of patience, but I guarantee you’ll save money and come home with some fabulous finds!