When catalogue-shopping, you are already shopping at a discounted-rate, in comparison to what you would pay at local retailer and boutique shops. So, what more can you do to save? Where else can you cut back? The truth is, you don’t have to cut back. These are some tips to make the most of your shopping excursion and save.
Shop for the season (or off-season for that matter). If it is winter, consider buying a summer-swimsuit now. If you find clearance items from one-year ago, you’ll find great discounts here. By shopping off-season, you’re shopping when others aren’t looking for those items. So, catalogues aren’t selling them much. When you buy at these times, greater discounts are available.
Sign up for email lists. If you have shopped with a catalogue in the past, become a member of their email list. They typically send coupons and vouchers, ‘promo emails,’ and will often inform you of upcoming sales, before the public knows about them. So, you’ll prepare yourself for shopping at those times, to truly save.
Use financing. Many catalogues offer zero-interest for 3, 6, even up to 12 months at a time. If you pay off the entire order total in this period, you won’t pay interest. So, you are basically spreading out the cost of items you were going to purchase (regardless of financing options) and paying a small amount each month.
Shop around. Just like you would in stores, visit a few catalogue sites. You’ll be surprised that one site will offer a discount on items you won’t find discounts for on other sites. Visit 3-5 sites to find the best deals, latest items, and best financing options. I would recommend using a catalogue comparison site to find the best catalogue for you.
These are a few simple tips to make the most out of catalogue shopping, and finding the best deals when you are ready to place your online orders.