How to Shop For All The Family On A Budget

Jan 05

How to Shop For All The Family On A Budget

With the economy being in the slump that it’s in, families are looking for ways to stretch their money further than ever before.  Fortunately, one of the areas where you can really save a lot of cash, while still investing in quality threads, is clothing. 

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Bargain Periods

It’s entirely possible to always buy quality, name brand clothing for a fraction of the normal retail price.  A number of shoe stores like Clarks First shoes, for example, are great shoes for little tikes that can often be found at discounted rates at all Clarks stores during certain bargain periods.  Look for things like mall sidewalk sales and in store specials so that you can really capitalise on the money you spend for the quality of clothes that you’re able to obtain.

As an additional tip, since these sales only come up every so often, it’s always a good idea to buy clothing for your kids in advance.  If you happen to notice a great winter clothing outerwear sale going on, it’s a great idea to pick up some items that are a size or two larger for your kids so you have name brand clothes for them next year, but that you paid a significantly lower price for.

Shop Online

Shopping online can be one of the best ways to get a great deal.  Many stores, like Sketchers shoes, often have fantastic promotions that are only available online and not in stores.  You can buy a ton of great fashions at a fraction of the price – and you can often find a lot of online retailers who also offer free shipping. One of the emerging companies out of the online bargain market is Shoes By Mail – who do gorgeous ladies Clarks shoes and kids Croc shoes, etc, all available, conveniently by mail.

If you want to keep your finger on the online discount pulse, sign up for e-newsletters from you favourite clothiers and retailers.  Most newsletters are sent out once or twice a week, and offer their newsletter members invaluable promotional and discount codes that you can use and often combine so you can save a bundle on your purchases.

Stick To The Sales Racks

There are a lot of gems that can be found on the sales rack.  Some of the best clothes can be found on the sale rack, and not because anything is wrong with it, but simply because they had to make room for new clothing.  Many times you can pick up designer fashions for just a few dollars, whereas you’d otherwise be spending double if not triple that amount were it not on sale.

It seems like there are literally thousands of sites and blogs about how to save money ad buy things on a budget. So I’m glad I could give my two cents. I found this blog that had a few good tips and tricks.