There are so many excellent ways to buy your spring wardrobe on a budget! Here are a couple of tips on saving money!
Before you begin, there is one rule you should always follow. Set a budget before hand and determine to stick to it. By doing this, you are off to a good start before you even spend a dime. Pick a budget that is reasonable to what your income is.
Next, when shopping online, don’t miss out on free money. Free money refers to the many online shopping programs that offer cash back or other monetary incentives on your purchase. You are going to be spending the money, why not be rewarded for it? Ebates.com offers cash back on your total purchase amount at over 1,500 stores nationwide. Simply go to ebates.com first and type in your favorite store. You’ll then be routed to your favorite online retailer and shop as you normally would. The cash back you earn is in addition sales, coupon codes, and other discounts. You are going to buy the clothes, so Ebates makes it possible to get more for less.
Always make sure you are in the loop with your favorite stores. Sign up for email alerts from your favorite stores for exclusive discounts and advance notice of sales. I often get fantastic discounts on new clothes during one day sale events up to 40% off that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. By being in the know you will always be ahead of the game and have the chance to save more than you normally would have. It only takes a second to get on a mailing list, and it is worth it!
While you are shopping online, take your coupons with you! No, I am not talking about the paper coupons you clip, but online coupons that are always available to save you extra money. You don’t have to look high and low for these coupons, in fact one or two sites will have everything you need in easily searchable databases. Search for coupon codes and free shipping discounts online at savings.com before heading out.
Lastly, it is never a bad thing to think and plan ahead. Whenever possible, shop at the end of season sales for next year. You are sure to find some great clearance items and simple staples that will still last you through to the next year and still look great. This suggestion works for my kids, not so much for my wardrobe as I like to shop the current season’s sales. The key is to just keep an open mind and open eyes to catch any great deals. When you find those hot clearance deals, don’t be afraid to stock up!