And then there are apps made just for shoppers to save. On isShopkick, you can earn points by checking in at various stores and buying items. You accumulate points to earn gift cards. PriceGrabber lets you scan products while shopping to see which retailers offer lower prices. “You can also set up a price alert, which tells you when an item you want has been marked down to your desired price at your preferred store,” reports Consumer Reports. RedLaser does basically the same thing, but covers online stores as well as walk-in locations.
You can also save a lot of money by shopping at the end of the season. “For instance, stores will begin clearing out their selection of winter clothing, outerwear and footwear toward the end of January and the prices will be cheap,” reports Yahoo.
Buy your Christmas items, like decorations, etc., right after Christmas and you will get deep discounts.
Buy reusable products. These items may be a little costly, but they will save you money in the long run. If you use cloth napkins, for example, you won’t have to keep buying paper ones.