Everyday Ways to Get Discounts

If you are looking for places where you can save a little money, sometimes it’s worth it to ask for a discount. Depending on what you are purchasing, getting a discount could save you a lot of money. But where is it appropriate to ask for a discount without getting looked at funny?

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We’ve put together a handful of opportunities where asking for a discount might be appropriate.

Furniture

When buying furniture, there is often a possibility for a discount. If you are buying multiple pieces, you can ask for a discount. Additionally, if you see an item you like on the floor and it’s in good condition, ask if you can purchase that one at a discount. Lastly, ask them if they have any specials going on. There might be a deal you didn’t know about that could help you save money.

Clothing

With clothing, almost every store offers sales and discounts at some point. Look for coupons and plan to shop when they apply. Some of these sales can be up to 50%, depending on the store and the discount. Also, if you find an item you like, but it has a small blemish, ask them to give you a discount on it. Lastly, even if you don’t know of any advertised specials, ask one of the employees if there are any active discounts.

Cable Bill

Most cable companies offer an introductory price for your phone, internet and/or TV. However, when your price increases, give them a call and see if they have any other deals going on. Often times they will give you a bargain where you get a cheaper price, or at very minimum you get more service for the same price. If you have the time, consider finding a better deal from another company and telling them you are going to switch unless they match it. Chances are, they will work with you on your bill.

Food

Buying food at the grocery store can get expensive. The best way to do this as cheap as possible is to avoid specialty grocery stores and shop at more moderately priced supermarkets. Beyond that, consider purchasing the generic brand items instead of the name brand foods. Typically, the least expensive food is either on the bottom shelf or on the top shelf. Lastly, some supermarkets have reduced price bins check out these items for savings.

Cars

Buying a car is one of the largest purchases you will make throughout your life. Because of this, there are many ways to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars when purchasing a vehicle. There are a lot of ways to save money on purchasing a vehicle, but one of the best ways (in our opinion) is to check out the car buying service featured on the Camino Federal Credit Union web site caminofcu.org. They can help you do the legwork to find the right car at the right price.

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