Shop on the wrong day
This kinda goes back to the whole do your research idea as stores are very savvy when it comes to giving deals. It’s pretty obvious that the most popular days to shop regardless of the industry are the weekends as people tend to be off work and ready to spend money. Even though most of us hate being a number among the crowds, make sure you aren’t missing out on any weekend specials or deals that you wouldn’t be able to get during off-peak times.
Tip: If you want to try and avoid the crowds, consider shopping earlier or much later (think close to closing) in the day. In fact, you may be able to shop certain markdowns later in the day from unsold items.