In order to be a savvy bargain shopper, you have to be Shopportunist. What does that mean? Well, we know an opportunist is someone who adapts their actions to take advantage of opportunities and circumstances. A Shopportunist applies that kind of behavior to, you guessed it, shopping!
Clearance products tend to be in limited supply and coupon codes are controlled by the stores offering them. They are never set in stone and can be pulled at any time, without notice. If you see something you want, don’t count on it being around tomorrow. And please don’t yell at me if a price changes or something goes out of stock. I’m just a messenger!
Being a Shopportunist requires you to anticipate your shopping needs. No, you don’t need a new toaster. But here is one that is only $5! Cousin Myrtle is getting married in 2 months. That would be a perfect gift! Snatch it up and stick it away until you need it. Or grab a few for other upcoming gift giving occasions.
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Let’s say your kids go to an average of 10 birthday parties per year. When you see a sale on kids toys or games, grab several. Keep them in a special storage container and let your kids shop the bin when they get their next invite.
To be clear, I’m not condoning buying something only because it is cheap. You can easily bargain shop your way into debt and no one wants that! Remember, nothing is a bargain if it is not going to be used.
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