Here are some ways that I saw that play out, as I watched my mom's thriftiness through the years:
- When you walk in a store, head straight for the clearance rack. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 . . . you get the idea. You never know what you might find, or how much money you can save!
- Haggle, haggle, haggle. Everything has a negotiable price.
- Use coupons! Sure, they may take a small amount of time to clip, but the savings are worth it.
- If there's the slightest thing wrong with what you are trying to purchase, ask for a discount.
- Garage sales can be fun. Whether you're hosting one or visiting some, they can be really fun. You talk to some interesting people, and if you're hosting one, you can make a chunk of cash. When you're shopping garage sales, you can save a LOT of money on things that are slightly or never used--just depends on what you're looking for. Just remember—"One man's junk is another man's treasure!"