A great shopping tip is to sign up for email lists, credit cards, basically anything that stores offer. (Don't ever use credit cards if you can't afford to, of course.) Just being in a store's database will get you deals. Case in point?
YOUR BIRTHDAY :)
It's an extremely well known fact that I LOVE my birthday. One of the best parts is in the days leading up, your mailbox (both the real and electronic one) start filling up with deals and gifts to the stores you shop at. Tonight I made use of the $15 dollar off card Express sent me. Thanks, Express! Here's what I got and how it broke down:
$24.50, Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
$12.25 since they were 50% off
$19.50, Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
$8.25 since they were 50% off
Ok, so here's how it broke down:
What I Paid:
-$15 Birthday Discount
Not bad, right? Birthday shopping is the best!