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Ways to save money while shopping

From apps to student discounts, there are many ways to save money

Written by Megan Stonecipher and posted in life

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Shopping for new clothes is always fun, that is until you find out that the shirt you just tried on is way out of your budget.  We’ve put together a list of things you can do in order to save money while shopping.  

Shop around

  • After you have found an item that you really like, be sure to scope out competition stores to see if they have the same item for a lower price.
  • Trying to find a lower price, will give you the opportunity to seek out possible coupons/discounts and think about if you really need to buy this item as well.

Don’t impulse buy

  • Always try and think carefully before purchasing anything while shopping- especially if it is expensive.
  • Try to take some time to sleep on it and see how you feel about it afterwards.  

Always ask for student discounts

  • The only bad thing that can come out of you asking for a student discount is the salesperson saying ‘no.’
  • So be sure to always ask for a student discount when you are checking out- some of the stores that you would least expect having a student discount end up having one.
  • Topshop, Topman, Urban Outfitters, and Oasis are just a few of the stores that offer student discounts, you can find more here

Use apps

  • In today’s world there is an app for everything, which nonetheless includes money saving shopping apps.
  • Reep Rewards, Which? Reviews, Pricespy, Vouchercloud and DoneDeal are just a few of the apps that help save you money while shopping.
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Published July 12th, 2017
Last updated July 17th, 2017
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