A Quick on Bargain Hunting

As the year comes to an end and the festivities begin, it is more important than ever that you look after your money and make savings where possible.

To get the best deals for you

Check Prices

The only way to get a good deal is to check the prices because something we can all relate to is buying something in one place and then finding the same product cheaper in the next. So before you buy, check the prices. And the only way to do this is to search multiple retailers at once to find who is offering the lowest price.

TIP: Double check the prices on the shelf itself and the price in big bright letters saying SPECIAL OFFER. You might find there is no difference. Which means it is just telling you the price of the item and not that it is discounted.

Don’t Ignore Social Media Offers

At this time of the year more than other times the social media feeds will be full of offers. Clothes, food, accommodation, drinks, phones, lap-tops. You name it. There will be offers on them in your social media feeds. So, if you are looking to reduce on your drinks and food shop, look no further than your social media feed.

Double check who has the best prices so you do not pay more than you need to. If you are able to make small savings on some of the stuff you will need for the rest of the year or for your end of year parties this will make things easier for you and increase your own enjoyment.

Look for Closing down Sales

Sadly, many outlets have had to close in recent months and many will usually try and make as much money as they can by selling off their remaining stock at a discounted price. This allows the business to make sure they are not wasting good stock that they can make money from to help them in the future.

As a customer, a closing down sale is one of the best places you can go to if you are looking to get the best prices on your purchases. Especially if you’re a fan of the store you should definitely try to take advantage of any closing down sales that may occur as it will not only be one of your last opportunities to shop there but you could save a lot of money by finding a true bargain amongst the stores remaining stock and produce.

TIP: Be wary of stores that have the closing down sign on for months on end. It may just be a ploy to get you into the store.

Go to Open Air Markets

A great place to visit if you are looking to find a bargain would have to be the markets in your area. Some are always open but some are an annual or monthly event. And some will offer a lot of discounted prices in order to raise awareness for their produce. Some are just people trying to raise money from stuff they do not need any longer and rather than just give them away they choose to sell them at a low price.

Sometimes, there are stalls with people trying to raise money from stuff they do not need any longer and rather than just give them away they choose to sell them at a low price because everyone is wise to the fact that there is no shame in wanting to find a good deal and saving your hard-earned money by either buying or selling goods that help clear out any items in a home that are just sitting around unused.

Happy holidays and happy bargain hunting.

Kwachalelo

A Zambian site sharing quick read articles around work, money and adulting life with selective interviews and quotes.
The founder, editor and lead writer who left university with a good grasp of public administration, economics, money, banking and international relations is also qualified in journalism and creative writing. She has been published in Drum and The BBC Focus on Africa Magazine and has been featured in several local and international publications.
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