How to Become a Wise Shopper

Many people believe that the best way to save money when looking for clothes is buying items on sale. Though on sale garments are really cheap as compared to other items on their regular prices, it is still unwise to just focus on going to stores with items on sale. There are on sale items that can only be bought at a discounted price when at least two items are bought. If you only need one item and bought two items in a price of one, you never save money at all. Remember, buy-one-take-one offers are good only if you need both of the items being offered.

There are also some shoppers who tend to use discount coupons, hoping the coupons will help them save when shopping. However, not all discount coupons really help save money. In fact, there are some coupons that require the shopper to buy some items first and spend a certain amount of money before they can use the coupons.

So, if you want to really save when shopping for clothes, be careful when using discount coupons and buying items on sale. The following are other options for shoppers who want to shop wisely.

Option #1 – Shop with cash only

It is very important to set a budget before going to a department store. Some people love to shop using their credit cards. But if you really want to save, just bring cash and leave your credit card at home and save it for other expenses. Another advantage of leaving your credit card when shopping for clothes is the fact that it helps you keep from buying unnecessary garments.

Option #2 – Go to stores with wholesale items

If you are shopping clothes for the whole family, it is better to go to stores with wholesale clothing than purchase garments from different stores individually. Most of the stores offer discount to customers who are buying items in large quantities.

If you are looking for apparels for your friends, you may go to wholesale apparel where you can also get great discounts. Wholesale items usually have the same style and design, but you can always ask the salesclerk to give you the apparels in different colors.

If you love collecting jewelries, go to stores that offer wholesale jewelry to their customers. Such stores are also great sources of gift ideas during holidays like Valentine’s Day or Christmas season.

Option #3 – Look for out of season items

It is very nice to shop your winter and fall clothing in spring and summer because they are usually on sale during such seasons. At the same time, you may also shop summer and spring garments during fall and winter seasons to save more.

Source by Erin Kitson