There isn’t a person out there who doesn’t like to save as much money as possible. With the terrible economy in so many states, more and more people are looking for ways to shopping frugally. This includes everything, too, not just groceries or clothes. And with Christmas rapidly approaching, people not only want, but need to save as much as they can.
Here is some advice on how to save money: Check your weekly ads that come in the mail. Some companies send out special coupon booklets, containing the numerous sales in your local area. Not all people in all areas receive this booklet, though. If that’s the case with you, the next step is to check newspapers, magazines and stores for coupons and a list a sale items. You don’t even have to subscribe to any newspapers or magazines, either. Perhaps a neighbor, relative or friend subscribes to newspapers and magazines, yet simply throws away the sale papers and coupons. This is a big way to save money—so take advantage of this and don’t be ashamed to ask them for the coupons. If they’re throwing them away anyway, then what’s the big deal?
Another way to save money is to shop on certain days of the year. The day following Thanksgiving is like a traditional day for many stores to hold huge sales. This day is called ‘Black Friday.’ These sales usually last only a few hours, and if you can get up early enough, you can benefit from some of the extremely steep savings. Some items are sold for as cheap as half off, but only during that specified period of time.
Another big shopping day for obtaining good deals is the day after Christmas. This is an extremely busy day, as people all over are returning and exchanging unwanted Christmas presents to stores. Retailers take advantage of this fact by marking their merchandise down to much lower prices, as a way to tantalize the customers who are already in the stores anyway.
Other good times of the year to save money is at the end of each season. Stores need to get rid of the inventory from the previous season to make room for the new season’s items. Many stores will have items on sale for as much as 70% off.
Some people refuse to go out to busy stores and shop, especially during these major sales.