That Product You’ve Been Eyeing? Here’s How to Score a Deal
We all do a little window shopping now and again. It’s fun to dream about things that would look great in our living room or bedroom closet. But then you see the price tag and think Ouch!, it’s just a bit too spendy to justify buying.
But, what if we could help you get the price down? What if you could have that new patio set in time for an end-of-summer cookout or that designer handbag over your shoulder at fall events? You can. Here’s how!
Shop By Season
All those warm-weather goodies you’ve been eyeing this summer are getting ready to get discounted. Why? Retailers need to make room for winter inventory. Keep a close eye on summer products in August. Prices will go down.
Buy Yourself Holiday Gifts
OK, we all know the holidays are a time to splurge a bit, so why can’t it be on ourselves? Take advantage of seasonal sales to get the best prices on bigger items that you’ve been spying. Black Friday sales aren’t just for the people on your holiday shopping list. Treat yo’ self!
Watch Cashback Offers
Many of the retailers featured on ShopAtHome offer both sales and cash back rewards to our friends. Around the holidays, the cash back percentages tend to bump up, which means you save even more money. Last year, we saw as high as 16% cash back from major retailers like Best Buy, Ulta, and Walmart. These high cash back days are more likely during holiday sales!
Google Shopping & Alerts
Unless you’re drooling over a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork or a specialized service, it’s likely that more than one retailer is carrying what you want to buy. Use Google Shopping to see who has the item for the best price.
Or, if you’re especially tech savvy, set up a Google alert to be notified whenever something specific goes on sale. To do this, simply type in your wish-list product in Google Alerts using this formula. You’ll be notified when your product goes on sales on the web.
Look For Rebates
Check the product manufacturer and your local utility company’s websites for possible rebates. These are especially popular among energy-efficient appliances and furniture. Stack savings from the retailer and the manufacturer to get those prices down.
Choose the Best Model
Have you ever been smitten with a new cellphone or electronic device, only to realize you use half than less of its bells and whistles? Read user guides and reviews to learn which model and features you actually need. You could save some serious cash by choosing a similar base model that has everything you need.
Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and make the purchase. If you’ve been thinking about the item for months, start saving up for it. Setting aside a little each week or month will make you feel both ready and responsible about making the purchase.
As you build up funds, check the retailer’s return policy to make sure you can get a refund if necessary. That way you can go into the purchase with nothing to lose! Browse your favorite retailers on ShopAtHome to see what’s on sale today!