Saving money is easier than most people realize. Sometimes it’s as simple as not paying more than you have to. And there are many things you should NEVER pay full price for. Whether it’s entertainment or clothing, you can save money by simply making smarter decisions about these purchases. Let’s take a closer look at things you should never pay full price for.
Books and Magazines
If you’re the type of reader that reads for pleasure, you can save so much money by not paying full price for books. You can get free reading material on Amazon. Not only can you download thousands of books for free, but if you’re a Prime member, you can also enjoy free magazines.
Many magazines also put their articles on their websites, which you can access for free. If you’re going to shop for books, shop thrift stores. You can find paperbacks for as low as $0.25 each.
Movies, Videos Games, and Music
The same applies to movies, video games, and music. Paying full price for any of these items is just ridiculous. Most media falls in price. This means that if you wait, you’ll automatically save. A $50 video game will soon be available for $20.
If you enjoy media, you can also save by using subscription services. Watch movies and listen to music through Amazon Prime for free. You can rent video games from GameFly for one low price per month. This will save you so much money.
Tastes change and if your taste change a lot, you do not want to pay full price for home décor. You can find beautiful pieces at discount stores, such as Big Lots. You can even find clearance sections in these stores. With that said, thrift stores are an amazing place to pick up home décor items. Pieces usually cost $1 to $3 for accent pieces and less than $10 for large pieces of art.
What woman doesn’t love Bath & Body Works? Of course, the retail prices can be outrageous. You never want to pay full price. The store has sales and coupons every time you turn around. Pay attention and shop when there’s a good sale AND you have a coupon.
We all need clothing. With that said, you should never pay more than you have to. Department stores often have sales and coupons and killer clearance deals. You can also shop at thrift stores. Thrift stores sometimes have pieces that are new with tags.
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Mouthwash
Speaking of coupons and sales, if you pay attention, you can get your toothbrushes, toothpaste, and mouthwash for practically free. One of the best places to get great prices is drugstores.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Same as above. You can get shampoo and conditioner for practically nothing when you combine sales and coupons.
Razors and Shaving Cream/Gel
Yep, you guessed it. Use those coupons and shop the sales to get your razors and shaving cream/gel for pennies.
If you want to save money, be smarter about how you spend it. You can still get the things you need without having to pay full price.