How good does it feel to get a great deal on something?  You do a little happy dance inside and want to shout it from the rooftops.  You can get that feeling every time you shop if you know where to look.  Try out a few of these ideas to get your happy shopping self in the game and scoring every time. 

The Email Game

Create a specific email account for your shopping adventures.  This way it doesn’t junk up your personal email too much.  Unless there are brands that are your ride or die, keeping things separate will be easier than getting random emails at 1am for something you aren’t really interested in.  Every online website these days offers a percentage off for signing up for their email list.  Never pass this opportunity up – it’s an easy way to get a deal without trying too hard.


An amazing companion to online shopping is an app called Honey.  You can install it on your computer and like magic it tries all sorts of coupon codes automatically in your cart without you having to search for a thing.  With one click it runs through the gambit of codes to save you money.  Even if Honey can’t find a specific deal you still earn Honey Gold which can be exchanged for gift cards at that’s just as good as free money! Don’t buy another thing online without running it through Honey – you’ll be so surprised.


Check the Company’s Website

If you are heading to a brick and mortar store, be sure to check out their website before you go.  Many places have online coupons to bring to the store with you.  Especially at craft stores like JoAnn Fabrics and Michael’s, there is never a reason to buy anything at full price.  Taking a quick peak before you hop in your car will give you the cutting edge and you’ll know exactly what deals are worth going after. 

Tomato, Tomahto

When shopping in store for groceries or other products for your everyday life, there are many brands that sell the same thing.  When you are searching through the aisles, take a look and see if any other brand is on sale or promotion.  Don’t be afraid of store brands either as you’ll be getting basically the same product at a discounted price and that always feels good.  Almost make it a goal to find the best deal on everything you buy, like it’s a game.  You’ll find that every product probably has a version of it that is on promotion.  Take a few extra seconds to search around to find it and you’ll always win.

Get that amazing feeling of winning and saving money with a couple of these tricks and tips.  If you look around, you’ll find there’s never any reason to buy anything at full price. 

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