How to save money while shopping
Published Fri, Jan 28, 2011 Updated Tue, Feb 16, 2021
Whenever most of us go shopping, we always seem to spend more money than we intend to. So here are some simple and effective money saving tips that we really think can save you some of your hard-earned cash!
Avoid impulse purchases
The impulse purchases can seriously raise the cost of your shopping bill so try and avoid them wherever possible. Consider taking cash only when you go out, so you can avoid temptation!
Shop using a list
The best way to try and avoid impulse purchases is to make a list before you go shopping of what you need and take it with you. Then try to stick to the list as much as you can. You might be surprised how much you actually save.
Shop in different places
Whether its food or clothes you need, remember to check out more than one store. Some shops have exclusive offers that others don’t have, so you could be missing out on some great deals.
Compare product prices online
If you’re looking for a specific product, then have a look online, there are many shopping price comparison sites that will find the cheapest price for you from the best online retailers. Price comparison sites are great because they do the hard work for you.
Vouchers a great way to save some extra cash and there are literally thousands of websites online offering voucher codes that can be used in most high street retailers. Have a search online and see if you can find any codes that suit your shopping needs. Or better yet, use Honey, an Android app you can use on desktop and smartphone. It automatically scans hundreds of voucher codes when you’re at the checkout!
Use deal websites
Use deal websites on a regular basis and you’ll find some fantastic bargains. If you’re looking for a particular product then using a deal website can be a great way to save you money. Simply type in what you’re looking for in the website search box and away you go.