Today we have a great post from Laura from A Frugal Chick!
Recently in a coupon class a participant told me a fantastic story. She was checking out in one of our local grocery stores. After ringing up her items the young man looked around, quietly leaned toward her and whispered “Do you have something you want to show me?”
Needless to say she was surprised! He had seemed like such a nice young man. Seeing her look of dewilderment he said “Show me your ID- it’s senior day and you can get 5% off! I am not supposed to ask but I hate to see people miss the discount.”
There are all kinds of discounts out there that we miss. Some of them we don’t know about because stores don’t advertise them. Seniors, Military, Civil Servants, Teachers and Students are all eligible to receive discounts on everything from haircuts to electronics.
If you fall into one of those categories here are some suggestions to find out about discounts:
1. ASK! If you are already in the store with your ID just ask the cashier as you are checking out. Cell phone companies have many discounts based on employment and people rarely ask. If you are making an online purchase make sure to check for promotional codes!
2. Check the web. If you are comfortable on the computer go onto the website of the place you are about to shop and look around. You can also google the store name + the discount you want to use and see if anything pops up. Or check out sites like Savings.com and look for codes!
3. Talk To Other People In Your Same Situation. Are you a teacher? Ask around and see what discounts others are taking advantage of. If you are a student, go to your student life office and see if they have any advice.
By taking advantage of these additional discounts (which are usually after coupons) you can save even more on your purchases!
Laura Oliver spends most of her time blogging at A Frugal Chick. She has a serious addiction to Rite Aid and loves teaching coupon classes. Her greatest challenge so far in life has been figuring out Twitter.
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