I’m sure many of you can relate to that feeling of euphoria when you score a bargain. To ensure you continue to get good vibes, arm yourself with these winning tips before going bargain hunting.
Be informed of when stores are likely to hang up their sale banners so you can save up for your purchases months before. Here are 5 ways to help you get the maximum bang for your buck.
1) Hit Up Clearance Sales
Take note of warehouse sale listings in newspapers or websites like sg.offerstation.com for updates on deals as they take place. Make sure you read the information on their modes of payment and have enough cash on you should they not accept credit cards.
If you’re one who can wait out latest trends, you get your buys at massive discounts. Most warehouse sales have a huge selection of designs and styles from past season collections. Charles & Keith, Zara’s warehouse sales and Club 21 Bazaar are worth checking out.
Be there early wearing comfortable clothes or shoes that you can easily slip on and off because you might need to try things on! Trust me, it can save you a ton of money.
2) Who Doesn’t Like A Good Discount? Get Cashback For Your Shopping!
With the popularity of cash rebates websites such as our very own Singapore start-up ShopBack and a growing number of major brands such as ASOS, Forever21 under its umbrella of partner merchants, it seems too hard to resist online shopping. But getting money back for your purchases? I’m getting to it.
All you have to do is create an account, check out your purchases with the discount codes on the website and redeem your cash rebates via Paypal or bank transfer after you have reached a minimum amount.
3) Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Discounts
Subscribe to newsletters, promotional updates or mailing lists of your favourite stores to keep yourself in the loop before a sale commences. Add an item to a “Notify me when this goes on sale” cart.
Also, prepare yourself for occasions for discounts like Boxing Day or Independence Day in the US where many online stores offer steep markdowns on their items.
Check out the sale sections of e-retailers like Nordstrom or mytheresa. They have attractive prices for items that are still in trend.
Be warned, the fastest fingers win.
4) Subscribe To Product Aggregator Websites
Personal shopping websites allow you to compare prices across different brands or online stores. Search from thousands of brands and stores for the item you are looking for. You can see a list of similar items from merchants and their respective prices.
All you have to do is search for a particular item (example, white dress or Ralph Lauren white dress) you are looking for and ShopStyle or Polyvore will come back with a comprehensive list of items, their prices and the websites that are selling them. You also have the option of subscribing to sale alerts.
5) Saw Something You Like? Compare Prices Online First
Before you buy something at the physical store, check online or via Carousell to see if you can get it for less. If you don’t know what Carousell is, you have probably been living under a rock. You can find goods that are either brand new or secondhand, often at slashed prices.
If you don’t mind getting a preloved option for less, you can be sure to save a good amount. Better yet, with Carousell, you can get extra money from your wares that you have no use for. Encash that dress that’s has been collecting dust in your closet.
What’s the smartest thing you’ve done this week to save on your fashion spending? Come share with us!