Whether shopping is your favourite leisure activity or just a military operation you perform every week to keep the cupboards stocked up, cash saving exercises can be crucial. It can be extremely easy to get carried away with clever promotions and big bright marketing material when you’re out and about so if you’re looking to cut costs, it’s important to keep your wits about you. Here are some of our handy hints and tips to help you shop smart so you can enjoy the #UltimateShoppingExperience:
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Do your research
Spend some time before you hit the shops having a look on the internet at what’s going to be on offer. Shopping centres like Liverpool 1 are a great way to save on unnecessary spending as everything you need is all there in one place. This means your travel costs are reduced as you don’t have to drive from A to B to C, or fork out for multiple public travel fares throughout the day.
Be a bargain hunter
Having a plan of action in place before you arrive at your shopping destination of choice is also a wise idea as you will also minimise the risk of splashing out more for something that you could source cheaper elsewhere on account of pure convenience. Don’t be afraid to dig around for the bargains to get the most bang for your buck.
Make a shopping list
As well as conducting some preliminary planning around where you’re going to source your items, you need to be clued up about exactly what it is you want in order to sidestep unnecessary spending. If you keep a piece of paper or a note on your phone with a compilation of everything you want and need to achieve from your shopping trip, you stand less chance of straying from your budget and financial limits.
Take advantage of free services
A day of shopping can really take its toll on your bank balance. There are the items you need, the food you need to refuel, the drinks you need to quench your thirst and then, of course, all of the other things put there to tempt you along the way. If you look hard enough however, there are often plenty of complimentary services that are there for you enjoyment. Take for example free gift wrapping services or the popular tailoring service at Liverpool ONE.