Top Tips For Sale Shopping
I love a good shop, but get a bit overwhelmed with the sales - there's always just so much to trawl through, and as I've gotten older I've become more and more reliant on online shopping to buy anything from electricals to clothes.
So, as Black Friday looms, here are a couple of tips I've honed over the last few years - they seem obvious to me but apparently not everyone does this...
Save as you window shop
This is my absolute fail-safe for sale shopping. Whenever you're browsing online, particularly with clothes shops like Asos, set up an account and save the things you like when you see them.
For example, if you see a pair of shoes you like, save them to your wish list in the size you need (e.g. on Asos use the 'Save For Later' feature). If you can hold out for the sales, check your wish list and see if anything's been discounted. You'll have already saved your size, and if applicable, the colour you want, which means you can quickly move it to your basket and checkout as soon as the sale starts.
I assumed everyone did this, but my other half had never heard of or done this himself. Perhaps it's just a girl thing?
At this time of year it's really useful for gathering ideas for Christmas gifts too, and then it's a bonus if they turn up at a discount!
Newsletters are key
My other tip for the sales is to sign up to the newsletters from your favourite shops. They always let you know when sales are on, and sometimes you even get early access. This is particularly useful for higher-end shops that you like but might not buy from that often.
There's a snag...it means you might end up getting hundreds of emails from these stores.
The solution? Set up a different email account for newsletters - that way you can keep them all separate and they won't clog up your regular inbox. This can also help you monitor how your data is used, as some companies may pass on your details to others (naughty, naughty).
Warning: this is not ideal if you have no restraint when it comes to offers - believe me, some shops are relentless and always have a sale on for something (my bank balance can vouch for this, oops).
Got any other shopping tips for the sales? Let me know by commenting below.