Todays consumers are finding new ways to get the goods and services they want for their lifestyles. Using savvy, money-saving tactics, these shoppers are getting more for less, eliminating services they dont need and using comparative shopping.
These new power consumers challenging the trend of more is more are confidently declaring half is more when it comes to paying for what they want. Here are some tips to help adopt better spending habits while searching for the perfect deal.
Test before you buy. Have you ever bought a new product, such as cosmetics or skin care items, only to realize you dont like it? Thats money wasted. Today, there are new online services that send you test size samples of products before you buy, ultimately saving you money by trying the products first.
Save on gas. Take advantage of your local grocery stores gas rewards program. Many stores offer discounts on gas if you buy from their service station or participating gas stations in the area. Its as simple as signing up for the program and then earning points or money toward gas while you shop for other everyday needs.
Scale back on entertainment. An evolution has occurred in the movie and music industry that can save you a considerable amount of money. Instead of purchasing individual DVDs, Blu-rays or CDs, consider taking advantage of digital services, such as Netflix or Hulu, that provide access to thousands of movies at a relatively low monthly rate. In addition, downloading music to your phone, instead of streaming, wont use up your data allotment. Cricket Wireless offers Muve Music, free with compatible smartphones, which lets you choose from millions of songs that you can download right to your phone.