Calling all shopaholics! Does your wallet take a hit every time you walk into the store? Self-restraint can be difficult when attempting to stay within budget, especially when a new pair of shoes is calling your name. So how can swipe your credit card without feeling guilty? Use these three easy tips to save money at your favorite stores.
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3 Money-Saving Tips For Your Next Shopping Spree
1. Discount Gift Cards
Ever hear of a site called Gift Card Granny? Granny assists consumers by finding and comparing discount gift cards (think Kayak except instead of flights you’re browsing discounted gift cards). The cards can be utilized for making purchases at restaurants, department stores (like Target or Kohl’s), movies and more. Depending on the demand of the gift card, discounts typically fluctuate between 2% to 45%.
2. Money-Saving Apps
Apps such as iBotta and eBates earn shoppers cash back at thousands of stores including Amazon, Walmart, Kohl’s, Macy’s as well as other favorite brands. The cash back amount varies by store but is currently between 1% to 42%. Check back often as percentages can fluctuate to a higher amount. And although $.25 savings may seem miniscule, remember that you can stack multiple money-saving apps to double, triple or even quadruple your savings.
3. Browse Groupon
Have you been on Groupon lately? You may be surprised with what they offer! From concert tickets to oil changes, Groupon provides discounts on everyday items. Search through clothing, beauty, activities and other deals. There’s even a travel section that features tours as well as all-inclusive trips. Remember to look for a promo code before checking out to receive an extra 10% to 20% in savings! Promo codes can normally be found on Groupon’s home page or within your notifications tab.
How do you stay within your allotted budget when shopping?