As I’ve admitted before on this blog, I really love shopping. I get it from my mom, who gets it from her mom, and probably so on before that. One thing that’s also in my blood, though, is getting great deals. It’s so hard to justify paying full price for clothing when it’s so easy to get the same thing or similar for less money! As I get older, I appreciate higher-quality clothes more and more and would rather buy one nice shirt than four cheaply made ones that I’ll have to replace in a few months. Not everyone feels this way, however! You may already have a shopping system that works for you, and if so, that’s great! Maybe you don’t, though. If you want to be able to buy more and/or nicer items, but are looking for tips on how to not spend as much money doing that, this post is for you.
IF YOU WANT TO SHOP ONLINE:
- Shop at sites that don’t have physical stores in your state, and you won’t have to pay sales tax! I love to shop the sales at Bloomingdale’s, for example, because there’s not a brick-and-mortar store in Tennessee. I pay no sales tax AND, because I joined their free Loyallist program, I also get free shipping (and reward points) on every purchase! They have a lot of the same beauty and makeup items as Sephora and Nordstrom that NEVER go on sale, but are still cheaper because of the other factors. I even bought some baby items there, like our carseat and stroller. That 10% (or whatever your tax rate is) that you save may not seem like a lot, but it can add up, especially on higher-dollar items.
- Join eBates and shop through there anytime you shop online. eBates gives you a specified percentage cash back on a TON of different stores online (and some in-person, too!). If you do much online shopping, it can be a great way to save a little extra money. (I’ve had my account for a year now, and have earned $150, which is pretty awesome.) If you want to sign up, click here for my referral link, which also gives you a free $10 bonus!