Frugality is all the craze, right?! People are already talking about couponing, price matching, bulk buying, and borderline theft. I think all these tips have been well discussed and circulated through the internet.
So instead, I’m going to talk about three things I do that MOST people probably don’t.
Google A Coupon Code
This is the simplest of all, but when you go to checkout online and you see a box that says “Promo Code” then the first thing I do is Google the store name followed by the word “promo code”. I’ve literally saved anywhere from 15%-30% just for spending about 3 seconds googling that.
You should try it!
Offer to Write a Review
Quite literally twice within the last week I’ve pulled the line “Do you have any sort of a special or promo if I sign up for a newsletter?” What about if I write you a “Google review”?
I saved $10 on the spot at a cell phone screen repair place by simply writing a Google Review. It took me only a few minutes to do so.
I saved 50% off of an escape room by writing 3 reviews (Facebook, Yelp, and Google). This took me all but maybe 10 minutes.
I told someone about this method and she texted me and said “I told the Lawn Care Company that I would display their sign in my yard if they could incentivize me, I got $50 taken off my bill.”
Ask To See What They’ve Got “in the Back”
You know how sometimes you see an awesome deal on a Buy/Sell/Trade site?
The person listing it probably has other similar items that would be priced equally as well. I always ask them to see if they can check if they have any more items (that they haven’t posted).
90% of the time they have other items they can part with and therefore you have first dibs on it.
What are other money saving tips you have?