I always love to save an extra penny or two! Lately, I have been working hard to make sure I stay within our budget, which means I have been finding extra ways to save while I am shopping. Of course I love to shop the sales and use coupons when I can, but there are other ways to save too!
1. Speak Up
Sometimes items don’t ring up correctly at the register. That happened to me when I bought a couple pairs of shorts two weeks ago. They rang up $5 more than the price on the sale sign. I told the cashier and she saw that I was right, so she adjusted the price for me. Since I was buying 2 pairs, that saved me $10!
I have also done this at the grocery store several times. While the items are being rung up, I watch the computer screen to make sure I am getting the right price. If something doesn’t ring up correctly, I let the cashier know. Since I have a busy toddler, sometimes it is hard to keep me eye on the screen the whole time, so before I leave the store I always check my receipt to make sure everything rang up and all my coupons were applied.
Another way that speaking up has saved me money was at Publix grocery store. I needed a package of Oreos for a recipe I was making. I had planned on buying the store brand, but they were out. When the cashier asked if I had found everything I was looking for, I politely told her that they were out of the cookies I wanted so I had to get the Oreos instead. A supervisor was standing there, and he told the cashier to give me the Oreos for the price of the store brand cookies. That saved me $1.50!
2. Download the App
My son needed some sandals for the summer, and I found a pair at The Children’s Place for 25% off. That was an okay deal, but I really wanted to get them cheaper, so I downloaded their app hoping there would be a discount. There was! I got an additional 20% off! Instead of paying $19, I paid $10.50. I have used the 40% off coupons that are available on craft store apps as well. The two I have used were from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s Fabric.
Another way that I have saved using store apps is with digital coupons. While I am shopping at Publix or Walgreens, I can quickly get on their apps and check for any coupons available. I also love using Ibotta*
to get rebates on items from the grocery store!
3. Keep Your Eyes Open
A couple weeks ago, I was picking up some canned veggies at our local IGA store. While I was there, I noticed a shelf
up front with some dented canned vegetables that had all been reduced. The dents weren’t that bad, and the veggies inside were fine, so I bought the reduced price cans instead. That shelf is not always there. I looked again this week, and they didn’t have it out. It is always good to look for extra savings!
Have you saved by using any of these tips?
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