How to shop the budget-friendly way

Everyone loves to shop but also to save money. How do you achieve both? By shopping the budget-friendly way! So, how do you do exactly that?

How to shop the budget-friendly way
How to shop the budget-friendly way

Everyone loves to shop but also to save money. How do you achieve both? By shopping the budget-friendly way! So, how do you do exactly that?

Shopping is a big part of our lives. We love to shop, and we also love to save money while we do it. Shopping can be fun, but it's also stressful. You have to make sure you're getting the best deals, but then also try to fit everything into your budget.

If you want to save money when you shop, here are some tips that should help:

  1. Know your budget

First of all, you need to know what your budget is. Determine your income before deciding how much you can spend on shopping. Ensure you stick to your allocated spending limit and avoid making impulsive purchases.

2. Make a shopping list and stick to it

Write down a comprehensive list of things you want to buy and also tag the item prices on the list. Ensure you add a little bit to each item cost, to account for potential effects of inflation.

3. Thrift! Thrift! Thrift!

There are great places where people give away their unwanted stuff cheaply with no questions asked! There are also great places where you can find really good deals on things like furniture. You can also go to thrift stores (or bend down select stores) to shop for your favourite outfits at shoes at really affordable prices.

4. Shop at discount stores or business pages with promos

Shop at stores, and outlets that have sales almost every day of the year. If you're looking for something specific, there's a good chance it will be on sale somewhere in your local area, on an e-commerce page at one time or another. Keep an eye out for discounts, promos and sales periods, particularly during holiday seasons.

5. Buy with cash instead of credit cards

It is much easier to be conscious of how much you are spending if you are buying in cash. If you restrict all your purchases to cash purchases, it would be much easier for you to stick to a budget.

6. Don't buy something just because it's cheap.

If you're going to splurge, make sure it's something that you really need or want. The last thing you want is to buy something cheap only to have it end up in the trash a few months down the line because you didn't know how to use or care for it properly.

7. Shop with OurPass

On the OurPass app, you can find a wide range of small business stores with really affordable prices and quality products that you can transact with. OurPass also empowers its merchants with exciting discounts, that in turn greatly benefit you, the customer!

Shopping can be fun and exciting, or it can be frustrating, stressful and expensive. But shopping smart can make all the difference between spending money on items that don’t make you happy and saving your hard-earned cash for other things.

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