Which one of us does not love shopping? Give us free time, and we can shop to our heart’s content. The only obstacle is the greenback boogie in our wallets. It does not support the very satisfying but definitely not good habit of buying gorgeous bags or black boots. And that is why we created this heavenly place for you, to give tips and tricks to buying smart. Today, the goal is to master four tricks that will make shopping cheaper and funnier.
- Pesky Little Sales Tax
Next time you go shopping look at the receipt, and you will realize a heavy chunk of the money paid is listed as Sales Tax. What if there was a way to save that money? Will you not want to take advantage of it? The good news comes in the form of tax-free weekends. Every state has these days once a year. Mark the dates on the calendars beforehand so that you can go wild while shopping. There is another easy way around sales tax. Buy the item from an out-of-state store and get it shipped to home. This will save you up on the tax.
Want another tip? Some states do not add a sales tax on items that cost below hundred dollars. Instead of buying a single dress worth, splurge small amounts on many purchases. Read up your state’s tax website to get more tips on saving.
- Pinching Shipping Charge
Buying from an out-of-state store is well and good, but why pay that shipping charge when one can bypass it. The bane of online shopping is the cost that is added at the end – handling and shipping. Most people drop their carts because of this extra cost. But some stores offer a unique opportunity, for example, J. Crew. If you order an item from their online catalog while at the store, there is no shipping charge. You get the best of both worlds. One has the experience of shopping in an actual store and get the advantage of online shopping- your favorite purchase delivered right to the door.
- Love Social Media
Any social media platform is the hot place to be right now. Stores and brands like to offer contests on Instagram and Twitter. They even alert you on specific sales. An even better tip is that one can tweet their way to extra cash. Brands are now offering special prices just for social media followers. These contests and specials are not advertised anywhere else. Grab that phone and get tweeting!
- Asking Is Easy
Shopping smart requires bold moves. Things like fear of returning a dress ten day too late are baseless. Be bold and return that dress that looked oh, so beautiful in the shop but like a rug sack at home. Chances are the retailer will take it back and refund the full price, as long as the tag is attached and you have a receipt. Yes, even if the dress has gone on sale they will return you the amount you paid!