Savings and coupons are nothing new for experienced shoppers. Most of us do our research and cut our coupons before we ever step food inside. Sometimes as shoppers we get overwhelmed at these big retail stores but it’s best to stop and take a look around. There are ways you can improve and still save big at these retail chains.
Here are some of our best tips for saving BIG at the major chains:
- Preparation – Before even stepping into your car you should make a list of all the items that are necessities. It’s best to separate out which are essential and which of the items are non-essential. This will come in handy and keep you in check when shopping
- Price Matching is Golden – Most shoppers don’t know but many of these major retailers price match. Stores are now changing the way they operate to retain customer loyalty and that includes price matching and even pricing beating. Make note of which stores will work hard for your business.
- Expiring Items – This one is one of our favorites for items like Tylenol or paper towels. Items may be categorized as expired for a number of reasons so it’s best to check the when use by date and see if you can find a deal.
- Clearance! Clearance! Clearance! – For retail stores, the out of season items or clearance items can save you upwards of 70% on your items. Usually stores will have a huge selection of clearance or marked down items and it’s always best to check there for extra savings.