How to be a Savvy Shopper

Four Tips for Saving Savvy

Here is some advice that you may not have heard before. Whenever you make a purchase, always ask for a discount. This is just one of several tips will help you become a savvy shopper.

Now that the holiday season has arrived fine- tuned shopping skills are very important. At this time of year, it’s very important to take advantage of all the deals you can possibly find. This concept involves more than just showing up to camp out at Asda before the winter sales.

You have to look way beyond hot Cyber Monday or Black Friday deals. Here are four tips that will help you become a very savvy shopper whenever shopping for gifts or making everyday purchases.

1. Do Internet Research

I have a strict rule that I follow when buying anything over £30. I always research prices first online. This does two things. First you do not have to go to two or more stores at a time to price items. You can do your research from the comfort of home. Second, you know you have found the best price when you have done your investigating across all the major price sites such as PriceGrabber, Google Shopping, or Nextag.

2. Think Twice Before You Buy

Before you pull the purchase trigger think carefully. You want to ask yourself the following questions:

Is the item a necessity?

Can I truly afford it?

Have I done everything to be sure I am paying the lowest price for it?

Will the recipient really enjoy it?

When holiday shopping I make it a rule to steer clear from gag gifts. Instead, buy family and friends items that you know they will really use or that they really need. Of course, if someone on your holiday shopping list enjoys novelty gifts you can go ahead and buy them something unique but not without doing research first for great deals. If you don’t know what to buy them ask them for a list of things they really want to receive. You can also ask family and friends what other family and friends might want or need.

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Haggle

Believe it or not, you can often negotiate the price of any item you would like to buy even at national chains. As a matter of fact, the higher an item costs the more likely the retailer will be happy to negotiate the price with you. Even if they don’t, it never hurts to ask for discounts. You might have more negotiating success at mom-and-pop shops. But even if you can’t negotiate a discount you might be able to get a coupon or some other discount for the purchase.

4. Subscribe to Bargain-Hunting And Free Stuff Websites

Another great way to find deals on just about everything is by subscribing to so-called bargain-hunting websites like FreeStuff Baby for HotUKDeals. These websites are driven by members who participate in online communities. These members share information they gather about the hottest deals available on clothes, toys, electronics and other items. Members post information that you really cannot find anywhere else about special deals or hard-to-find offers. Essentially other members help each other do additional research to find the absolute lowest prices on items everyone wants to buy.

I have found that savvy shopping can really save lots of time and money. Whether you need groceries, holiday gifts or other items for around the house or for yourself, doing research negotiating prices and taking advantage of hard-to-find offers can really improve your entire shopping experience.

It is easy to put these tips into practice. They are relatively simple to follow, too. Although they require some effort, you will find that being a savvy shopper really pays off.

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12 thoughts on “How to be a Savvy Shopper

  1. These are some great tips – being a savvy shopper is a must, especially as prices just keep on rising.

    1. admin

      I know, I can never keep up with the prices always rising

  2. Hannah

    I always shop around before buying anything to make sure I save money!

    1. admin

      I do as well, sometimes I drive myself mad trying to find the best deal x

  3. I am all about being a savvy shopper and love your tips. I tend to see many people that are just not bothered with trying to learn some of these skills, but it makes such a difference.

    1. admin

      I am all for being a savvy shopper if it helps me pocket

  4. francesca

    All great tips!! I’m one for saving money where I can and I’m always looking for the best deal these remind me to do that at every purchase!

    1. admin

      I am always looking for the best deal x

  5. There are some great tips here, saving money is always good.

    1. admin

      Thank you, always nice to see tips for saving money x

  6. I do like to do my research and there are some great sites for special offers and freebies 😉

    1. admin

      There are some really good sites out there x

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