There is no reason to ever pay full retail price for anything you buy in an store — ever. With the rise of online shopping, which allows for instant price comparison, brick-and-mortar establishments must go the extra mile to earn your business. All you need are the tools to pay less for what you want. Read on to fill your toolkit on how to get discounts in buying items whether it’s online or offline:
Check out Online Websites to get Brick-and-Mortar Discounts
Look for sites that offer coupons and massive discount. Deal sites like CashCashPinoy, shopping sites like Lazada or bargain items from OLX. Another way to notify you when there are sales is to be a member of the mentioned networks. There are a lot of establishments in that sites where they give special discount on its members.
When shopping, you can often determine whether the price on an item has been reduced as much as it can be by looking closely at the price tag on the store shelf itself.
Also you can combine negotiating with online tools: like pulling out your smartphone and show a store manager how much something costs online. The manager might give you a special discount just for you.
Learn to negotiate
Most people are uncomfortable haggling; you can try your skills in negotiating in Divisoria, Greenhills or even in Baclaran where these are the known places (if you have others let me know TIA) in the Metro where bargaining to the lowest possible price is the key, for efficient shopping.
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Always remember: The first price isn’t always the final price, and there is no harm in asking for a better deal.
Use a discounted gift card you bought
Another way to go is to use discounted gift cards. The cards come from people who have a gift card for a specific retailer, but will sell it for less than face value in order to get cash. From my experience, it is usually happens in department stores where giftcard holders are looking for clients whois is lined up to the cashier and negotiates to you.
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Buy in bulk when an item is on sale
Whether it’s toothbrushes, soaps or any non-perishable food items (vitamins…), you should consider buying in bulk. You can start by keeping a price list of groceries and sundries your family buys on a regular basis to help you decide when you need something that is a great deal. The only con about this is you need to make sure you have enough space to store your purchases and that the items are not perishable.
One reminder: Be sure you want what you are buying — and will use it for the future — and not just because it is inexpensive. Otherwise it will just be taking up space.
No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it’s possible for anyone to turn their financial life around. The very first step is the hardest part. Sometimes all it takes is that first step in the right direction to get things moving in your favor. They can make quite a difference over time if you’re able to implement more than one.