Do you tend to overspend at department stores? Would you like to save a couple of bucks on your next shopping trip? Here are some easy shopping hacks to maximize your savings.
Find coupons to use in-store or online
Check the department store’s app or website for current coupons. Ensure you read the fine print carefully to understand its usage. Follow the store on social media to stay up-to-date about upcoming promotions. Most department stores send coupon codes via email, so ensure you subscribe to their mailing list. Sometimes, you can also find department store coupons in the newspaper, so keep your eyes peeled.
Take advantage of changes in pricing
If you buy an item and then the store lowers the price in the next few days, some stores will offer a price adjustment. While certain stores may request you to visit the store with the item, others may apply credit over the phone. Keep in mind that policies vary from store to store.
Ask if there are any other coupons
Don’t have digital or printed coupons? No problem! Often, salespeople have coupons sitting on the counter or they can tell you where to find them in-store or via your phone. Ask at the register if there are any current coupons or promotions they can apply to your order. Ensure you grab every savings opportunity you can.
Compare the department store prices
The key to saving at department stores is to plan ahead. Make a list of the items you plan to buy and compare the prices both in-store and online. While browsing, you may find coupons or other promotions that may apply in-store or online. When shopping in-store, if you show the price difference you found online and the promotional offer that can be applied, the salesperson may give that offer to you in-store. This is because they don’t want to lose out on the sale.