Who doesn't love to save money? If I had one thing I could share with everyone I know, it's that you should NEVER pay retail for ANYTHING! Here are some tips and tricks that I use and live by!
Sales and Clearance
Daily Deal Sites
Cash-back credit cards or Points
Yard sales and Garage sales
Haggling/Slightly imperfect merchandise
Money Saving Apps
ShopKick is a free app that rewards you with "kicks" for visiting major retailers like Best Buy, Old Navy and Target. It also rewards you for scanning the barcodes of featured products. Kicks can be redeemed for gift cards, restaurant vouchers, movie tickets and more. If you walk into a store that's running an exclusive offer for ShopKick users, the app will alert you to that, too. Endorse and Ibotta are to new apps that I personally use, where you upload a picture of your receipt and then receive points or money back for purchasing specific products for the week. Basically it's like a mail in rebate, but now all done through your phone!
Compare prices and Price match
Comparison shopping equals bargaining power and retailers are always competing with one another for your business. Instead of price wars driving the cost of goods up, online price wars end up driving prices down as low as they can possibly go. A lot of grocery stores will even price match their local competitors prices in that weeks ad.