If you are just joining in the fun, start at the beginning!
Monday-Cut, file, and sort your Sunday coupons (unless you are filing by insert, then keep them in tact and label them).
Don’t forget to make a menu plan this week with items from your stockpile or that are on sale at the store.
Tuesday-Throughout this course, Tuesdays have been dedicated to stockpiling. These articles aren’t necessarily about stockpiling, but they do give you an idea of the best time to buy things and when to buy things.
Wednesday-I know it is August, but if you really want to become a Savvy Shopper, you need to start thinking about Christmas or other gift giving holidays.
I have a couple of Freebies posted right now that would make great Christmas gifts. Check the blog’s sidebar under Top Deals and Freebies. I always look at deals and freebies as possible gifts. The cost is not what is important. What is important is that a certain gift is perfect for someone in your life.
Here are several articles from other blogs about Stockpiling Gifts. Read these articles for some savvy inspiration on gift stockpiling.
Thursday-Don’t forget about price matching to save you time on busier weeks. I wrote a guest post giving some tips here. I would also use price matching to avoid shopping at a store with poor customer service. You can take their sale price and get better customer service at the price matching store.
Friday- I have an assignment for you today. We all need services now and again. To be a Savvy Shopper, you want top rated services for bargain prices. Think about the next service you need. Maybe it is a haircut or an oil change, whatever it might be. You probably have a usual place where you receive this service. Talk to your friends and find out where they get this service done. Call at least 3 establishments, and get price quotes. Ask them for the best price available and see if they have any specials going on. I think we all tend to stick with the same place for services, but we might be missing out on better service for a lower cost. I tried this experiment too recently. I saved $25 on a haircut over my normal stylist. You never know what might happen!
Happy (Savvy) Shopping!!
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