For many people, the thought of heading to their local department store and swiping their credit card is quite exhilarating. For others, well, not so much. Whether you dread the idea of having to spend your hard-earned cash or live by the phrase: “shop till you drop”, it is a good idea to be sure that you are getting a good deal.
Many companies offer discounts and coupons to their customers in an effort to entice you to make a purchase. This is an awesome way to save some money on things that you were planning to purchase anyway. What kind of items can you receive a price-cut for? well the possibilities seem endless. In fact, the staff at ThePennyHoarder.com believes that you can even ask companies directly for a markdown on goods. Some common items that you may be able to get a good deal on are:
- Grocery Items
The list doesn’t have to stop there! So how do you go about making sure you snag that discount kitchenware that you’ve been eyeing for the last week?
Check the Companies Website
Many companies provide online-only sale’s prices on many items. Some companies may also offer coupons or a percentage off your order just for joining their mailing list. So be sure to check out the companies website before heading to the store to purchase.
Become a Rewards Member
Thousands of companies offer a reward program for their repeat customers.For example, Pampers.com offers a reward program that offers discounts off of their diapers and wipes.If you have an item that requires your repeat purchase, be sure to check out if that company offers a loyalty rewards program. Even a savings of $100.00 a year makes a difference.
Did you know that many companies are open to giving discounts, especially smaller companies. These businesses want to encourage loyalty and are willing to offer you a percentage off to get it. There are two ways you can go about asking for a price reduction:
Ask the cashier or the manager on duty. Do not worry about coming off as offensive, they get asked all of the time and are typically okay with assisting you to the best of their ability. Call the customer service number. The customer service number is available to you for all of your questions, comments, and concerns. Use it! You would be surprised how willing the service representative is to send you coupons directly. It is true that most larger companies may not be as open to the idea, especially if it’s not a damaged or broken item, however It still doesn’t hurt to ask. The worse they can do is say “no”. These are just some of the ways to keep more cash in your pocket during your next shopping trip. Why pay full price for that new living room set you want if you don’t have to, right?