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How to Bargain Shop at Discount Stores

Updated on March 10, 2013

How to Bargain Shop at Discount Stores

If you shop at discount stores, chances are you're already a bargain shopper. If you don't shop at discount stores, you should, especially if you like brand names. Discount stores offer brand name items for a lot less money. However, there are a few tips that will help you to maximize your savings at discount stores, which this lens explores.

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Style for Less

At discounted stores you can expect to find designer and brand name items for 20-60% less than department and specialty stores. Shop early and shop often for the best buys. Brand name items get snatched up quickly.

Shop Often

Shop Often.

The number one way to discover the best deals is to shop often. Shipments arrive at discount stores 3 to 6 times a week. There is always something new.

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The Early Bird Gets The Deal

Shop Early.

Stores get busier as the day goes on so shop as close to opening time as possible to avoid "competition."

Snatch It Up

Snatch it up.

If you see something you like, buy it right then because more than likely it won't be there when you go back.

Shop the Clearance Section

Shop clearance sections for even bigger savings. Check the back of the store first. This is where the clearance items are typically held because stores want you to look at their fully priced items before their discounted merchandise. Price reductions are taken every week and are marked on the ticket. Look for the red and yellow clearance signs.

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Additional Discounts

Slightly Damaged.

If you intend to purchase an item that is slightly damaged, talk to the store manager and ask for a discount. Many stores will take off an additional 10% (or more) and sell you the item "as is".

Tweet Your Way to Extra Cash!

Follow your favorite stores on Twitter for access to Twitter-specific specials, hot sale alerts and contests that aren't advertised anywhere else!

Mailing Lists and Clubs

If the store has a mailing list or club, join it. Stores will often send periodic details about special offers, promotions, new releases and coupons. Keep informed about weekly specials, new merchandise and hot deal! Some stores will offer you a special deal to join their mailing list, such as a free t-shirt or a free chance to win a shopping spree.

Learn the Secrets of Bargain Shopping

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      8 years ago

      I don't buy a lot of clothing used, but I buy almost all of my books used. I also like to find ways to decorate second hand.

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      8 years ago

      Funny Shopping Commercial this was good one, me and my parents most times going to sales because most prices are high, wish you luck at making 150th :) 5* from me


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