If you were to ask most couponers, they would say never pay full price for anything. Although this is not a bad train of thought, sometimes it’s not possible. But today, we are going to focus on a few things you should never pay full price for.
If you are prepared with backups at all times, you should never have to run to the store and pay full price. Most of the time stores like CVS, Walgreens and Target have amazing coupon matches and you can get toiletries for next to nothing. At one point when I got to a six month supply of shampoo, I quit buying and just used my stockpile. Toiletries range from shampoo and body wash to toothpaste and toothbrushes. Contact solution is another one that I almost always get for free or almost free. Personally I think you can find the best deals for toiletries from price matching and stacking coupons.
2. Anything online.
First of all, there is NEVER a store that owns the monopoly on that item. Shop around and find the best deal. There are places like Pricegrabber.com that will even do all the comparisons for you. I’ve seen so much as $100 difference between places. Never check out without searching places like Retailmenot.com to see if a coupon code is available for that website. I’ve literally gotten 75% off purchases before just by checking that website out before making my final purchase. And finally check out Ebay. Especially if you don’t mind something being slightly used, you can get killer deals. Mind you, Ebay most certainly has new as well.
I am going to put this one in the “never pay full price almost all the time” category. When it’s my anniversary, I want my hubby to take me to our special restaurant that we only go to once a year. But, when you want to save money, check out places like Restaurants.com. Here you can usually score major discounts on your local restaurants. They are also always putting out coupon codes where you can save around 90% on gift cards. I have gotten $25 gift cards for $2 often. You just have to check often and jump on the deals when you can.
My personal favorite has got to be Kohls. The best thing I ever did was sign up for their emails. They are constantly sending out coupons for up to 35% off. I love that my local Kohls would just scan my coupon code right off my phone. I didn’t even have to print it out! Other stores that are notorious for these types of coupons are JCPenny and Macy’s. Please let us know in the comments of some of your favorite department stores that send out good coupons.
This is a personal rule I have. If you are signed up for things like Groupon or Livingsocial, they do a great deal on things like massages, pedicures, facials etc every week. I once got a whole day at the spa for $99. It was originally $400. Talk about finding a great deal! Don’t have these deal of the days in your city? Call around and see if any of the day spas are running specials. Even in a town with 2-3 places, I bet one of them are doing a discount. I haven’t paid full price for my pampering in quite a while.
What are some other things you never pay full price for?
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